Compliance in the Wake of the AIFM-Directive

October 1, 2009

In April 2009, the European Commission proposed a directive on alternative investment fund managers (AIFM). However, if the directive comes into force as planned, it will affect not only the managers of alternative investment funds (hedge funds, private equity funds, real estate funds, infrastructure funds), but also the managers of asset classes that would not typically be viewed as "alternative investments".

In the face of fierce political pressure, fundamental resistance appears futile. To remain idle would mean to forfeit the opportunities that lie in active change management.

Mayer Brown held a seminar on managing the changes caused by recent and upcoming fund regulation. Acting now, during the transitional period, can generate a competitive advantage for fundraising and will facilitate timely and cost efficient implementation of new regulatory standards.

We offered this program together with our implementation partner and specialists for processes and IT, acarda, a specialized services firm for the investment management industry providing process optimisation and IT integration consulting from front to back office.

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