Objectives of the session
The objective of this session is to discuss whether AIFMD has achieved its objectives in terms of developing an EU market for Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) and mitigating the potential risks posed by these funds and if significant changes are needed to AIFMD rules.
The panel will also assess the implications for the EU AIF market of the measures recently adopted to encourage the cross-border distribution of funds and of the liquidity and leverage rules proposed by IOSCO.
Points of discussion
Have AIFMD rules generally achieved their objectives? Do you agree with the main conclusions of the report published by the Commission on the impact of AIFMD rules and potential weaknesses?
How may the current shortcomings of AIFMD be tackled? Are any significant changes to AIFMD rules needed and if so in which areas and with which objectives? What are the expected impacts on AIFs of the EU legislation on the cross-border distribution of funds? What are the possible implications for EU AIFs of the liquidity and leverage rules proposed by IOSCO?