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Irish Funds backs EC’s targeted approach to AIFMD review

Irish Funds has welcomed the targeted approach taken by the European Commission in the publication of the legislative proposal amending the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) and the move towards greater supervisory convergence.

EFAMA welcomes AIFMD review

EFAMA has welcomed the European Commission’s review of the Alternative Investment Fund Management Directive (AIFMD), setting out targeted improvements to key provisions in the current framework.  Such targeted improvements will make strides in advancing the Capital Markets Union. At the same time, they maintain the framework which has underpinned a

Central Bank of Ireland grants Sanne special depositary licence

Sanne, a global provider of alternative asset and corporate administration services has become the first successful applicant to secure a much-anticipated specialised depositary licence from the Central Bank of Ireland. Obtaining this licence further enhances Sanne’s capabilities in Ireland and its multi-jurisdictional proposition for alternative fund managers.  Read the full

Barry O'Connor, Matheson

The appeal of a regulated partnership

Regulation has been at the forefront of investors’ minds ever since the global financial crisis in 2008. In the current environment, the need for oversight and monitoring is even more necessary as the industry navigates uncharted waters. However, this requirement for more robust supervision needs to be tempered with flexibility.

Vanora Madigan, DMS Governance

ILP a preferred vehicle for private strategies

Private assets have experienced significant growth in the last few years and Ireland is now set up to further benefit from this expansion through the Investment Limited Partnerships (Amendment) Act 2020 (ILP Act) which was enacted into law in December 2020. “Private equity funds have performed well and are increasingly

Paul Whelan, CSC

Enhancing efficiency and time-to-market

Managers looking to take advantage of the new structure launched in Ireland, the Investment Limited Partnership (ILP), will be able to maximise cost efficiency and time-to-market. The Irish legislation allows the adoption of an umbrella structure, meaning managers can launch sub-funds swiftly and save on legal and audit fees. “A

Peter Stapleton, Maples Group

Flexibility bodes well for ILP uptake

In a hunt for yield, investors have been enticed to consider allocating to illiquid asset classes in long-term, closed-ended products. Limited partnerships have been and continue to be the structure of choice for such investments, particularly for private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC).  Against this backdrop, the Irish Government

Ross McCann, Alter Domus

Maximising the growth potential

Various market forces are driving prospects for alternative managers globally, with Ireland being a key destination. Persistent low interest rates are pushing institutional investors towards alternative assets. This, coupled with the Covid pandemic further curtailing appetite for bank lending, has created opportunities for managers, particularly in the debt/credit spheres. In

Irish ILP to boost AIFMD as a brand

By A Paris – When the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive was enacted, there was talk of AIFMD becoming a brand to rival UCITS. The latest enhancements to the Investment Limited Partnership (ILP) structure in Ireland may well oil the wheels in the journey to making this a reality. Following the

‘Game-changing’ Irish funds legislation to create 3,000 jobs

Irish Funds has welcomed completion of a key financial services bill that has been in the works for over five years and is expected to create 3,000 jobs by 2025 while attracting up to EUR20 billion per annum in global private capital. The Investment Limited Partnerships (Amendment) Bill 2020, passed


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