Webinar: Annex IV post-Brexit

  • Date: 15 December 2021
  • Format: Recorded webinar

Common pitfalls and the new challenge of marketing AIFs into the EU

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Following Brexit and the end of the transitional period on 31 December 2020, EU law including The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) no longer applies in the UK. Instead, to regulate the management and marketing of Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) in the UK, a new regime was put in place, ‘UK AIFMD’. In principle, this follows the EU’s AIFMD regulation and firms must continue to meet their Annex IV reporting obligations in the UK.

However, UK Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFMs) are now considered Non-EU AIFMs. This means the marketing passports that AIFMs previously used to market their AIFs in the EU no longer apply. As a consequence, AIFMs will need to review whether they are marketing their AIFs into the EU, and if they are, obtain approval under each EU Member State’s NPPR in order to conduct marketing activities in those jurisdictions. This means that Annex IV reporting will need to be carried out in each of the member states where the AIFM markets its AIFs.

Agenda 

This one hour webinar will explore the current issues and provide practical guidance to help AIFMs ensure they continue to meet their Annex IV reporting obligations post-Brexit. It will cover the following: 

  • Post Brexit impact;

  • Marketing AIFs in the EU;

  • Common issues of Annex IV reporting;

  • Interaction of The Alternative Investment Fund Directive (AIFMD) with The Investment Firms Prudential Regime (IFPR) for Collective Portfolio Management Investment (CPMI) firms.

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Speakers

The webinar will be hosted by the leaders of our Prudential Services practice, Harpartap Singh and Jonathan Aseervatham:

  • Harpartap Singh is a recognised regulatory reporting, capital and liquidity specialist. He is responsible for the for the development and expansion of Compliancy Services’ prudential services offering and client service delivery.

  • Jonathan Aseervatham specialises in helping clients with their regulatory reporting obligations. He is a Director of our Prudential Services team with responsibility for delivery of our range of Prudential Services