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AIFMD

AML-reporting to Finansinspektionen

New anti-money laundering legislation has entered into force in Sweden. According to this new regulation, AIF managers must report data that enables Finansinspektionen to assess the risk that these firms will be used for money laundering and financing of terrorism. AIF managers must submit this data...

Control requirement-exemption for AIFs investing in SMEs

The main rule for an EEA-based AIF-manager wishing to market its AIF towards Swedish semi-professional investors, is that the AIF is required, in general, to invest to obtain control. This is difficult for early phase- and venture investments as these companies are normally driven by...

Swedish semi-professional investors – who are they and how to reach them?

EEA-based AIF-managers have a great opportunity to reach an important segment of investors in Sweden: the semi-professionals. What is the definition of such investors and how can managers reach them? Semi-professional investors By virtue of the AIFM Directive (AIFMD), all EU member states may adopt national rules...

Fund hotel – Keep your strategic focus!

The concept is easy to understand. AIF-managers are responsible for operating independent risk- and portfolio management functions. Given certain criteria, either function may be outsourced to another licensed AIF-manager, while portfolio management may also be outsourced to a company licensed to operate as an active manager...

What is an AIF? Rev. 2

Almost three years have passed since Permian’s first article on this question. A clarification by the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway (Finanstilsynet) provided reason for an update. In a conference in Oslo on November 29, Finanstilsynet offered a clarification to the four-year old question: “what is...

Nordic countries have regulated marketing to non-professionals differently

Notably, the AIFM Directive regulates marketing to professional investors only. Each EU/EEA country could themselves choose how to regulate marketing to non-professionals. They did it differently.  Following the implementation of the AIFM Directive into law, many countries addressed separately the question of how to market to...

A road to AIFM

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Obtaining an AIFM-license is expensive, drives complexity and is time-consuming. Once obtained, it adds layers of regulatory complexity, it is demanding and relatively costly to uphold. But it is worth having, especially if you would like to market towards non-professional investors or even foreign professional...

From non-professional to professional investor

Subject to certain requirements established through the adoption of the EU 2004 MiFID regulation (in Norway 2007), investors classified as “non-professional” may request to be treated, regulation wise, as “professional”. What are the requirements? Through the introduction of MiFID (Markets in Financial Instruments), the EU aimed...