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Derek Adler
Thursday
Jun 10 '10
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Derek Adler

Clifford Chance have recently put together a very useful client briefing sheet that helpfully explains many of the surrounding issues...


With decisive votes in both the European Parliament and the EU Council having taken place recently, the innocent bystander would be forgiven for concluding that the major debates on the Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFM) Directive are now behind us and that the path to implementation is clear. Sadly, that is not the case. There are some very significant differences remaining between the Parliament and Council texts and these will now need to be resolved through a "Trialogue" process. This ...

Derek Adler
Monday
May 24 '10
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UK
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Derek Adler

Andrew Baker, Chief Executive Officer of AIMA has voiced huge concerns regarding the recent activities surrounding the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON) and that European finance ministers at the ECOFIN meeting have agreed to give the Presidency the mandate to negotiate on behalf of the Council with Parliament.


For those of you coming along to our BVI House event on the 3rd June (details here) will no doubt be able to listen and talk to Andrew in more detail regarding these concerns. But in summary AIMA's concerned that “many of the proposals in the texts ...

Derek Adler
Wednesday
May 19 '10
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UK
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Derek Adler

New draft regulations under the alternative investment fund manager directive to increase the control over the hedge fund and private equity industry were approved yesterday by EU finance ministers.

George Osborne  agreed on the EU directive on his first visit to Brussels as UK finance minister. Talks will begin on May 31 with a view to outlining a set of rules before the summer break. EU ministers agreed to note the concerns expressed by the UK which hosts about 80 per cent of Europe’s hedge fund industry.

Aima chief executive Andrew Baker warns that if the EU pushes through ...

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