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Georges Boivin
Tuesday
Aug 24 '10
Category:
Blog
Switzerland
Contributor:
Georges Boivin

Uncertainty and More Delays – Perspective from a Swiss Point of View

Article by Georges A. Boivin |Solomon Harris Zurich Branch Manager

The directive on alternative investment fund managers (“AIFMs”) proposed by the European Parliament (the “EU Directive”) continues to create uncertainty and controversy in the   alternative investment funds (“AIFs”) world.  This analysis proposes an outlook of where the European Union (“EU”) is at, with respect to the EU Directive as well as the position of fund industry observers and participants in Switzerland.

The approval process of the EU Directive is being postponed because there is no consensus yet between the ...

Hans Messmer
Monday
Jan 4 '10
Category:
Blog
Switzerland
Contributor:
Hans Messmer

Hedge funds managed from Switzerland could be put on a level playing field with European-based funds if the country’s government has its way.Switzerland is to actively pursue efforts to have Swiss-based funds and management companies recognised by the European Union's (EU) proposed alternative investment fund managers (AIFM) directive as well as securing European passporting for funds.


The report noted that a "purely bilateral" solution with EU member states would not be sustainable and instead Switzerland needed to negotiate with the Union and align itself with EU legislation.In a report released by Switzerland's Federal Council on ...

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