It’s not just asset managers who need to take AIFMD into account; AIFMD applies to every entity that manages what the AIFMD has defined as alternative investment funds. This concept has been defined very broadly and as a consequence if you are launching an investment structure even small size vehicles or if you are raising capital from at least two investors, you need to consider how such investment scheme is structured and consider whether AIFMD applies.
Looking to enter the investment management space? Make sure your investment schemes are compliant with AIFMD from the outset. Refinancing your business?
With the Directive introduced late into Belgian legislation, numbers of entities in the country aren’t aware that they fall within the criteria and have obligations under AIFMD. If you’re not compliant, you could face significant fines and even administrative sanctions. Act now and you can prevent that.
Reviewing your existing investment structures, we can ascertain the impact, if any, of AIFMD on your enterprise. If you’re looking to enter the investment management space, we can support you through the entire AIFM (Belgian Alternative Investment Fund Manager) incorporation process, including gaining authorisation from FSMA (Financial Services and Markets Authority), and make sure your set-up complies with the directive from the outset.
We can also help you comply with new reporting obligations under AIFMD and can even help you make sure you have the right people on board to continue to manage your compliance status going forward.
AIFMD is well understood and applied in Luxembourg, as well as in the UK and Ireland. We work closely with colleagues in these countries to call on best practices and leverage their comprehensive experience in supporting clients with AIFMD. Importantly, with a broad base of expertise, we take a holistic approach to AIFMD; we can support you not just with the legal side of the directive, but also on an operational level, implementing required new procedures, for example.
Our ability to combine our legal expertise with executing licensing means that not only can you be sure that you’ll have appropriate risk management procedures in place, but that by monitoring risk on an ongoing basis, you’ll remain compliant going forward. Our end-to-end approach sets PwC apart in the market and provides you with a one-stop resource for all your AIFMD needs.
Don’t risk non-compliance. Contact us to find out how we can help.