News articles written by Maya Van Belleghem

New EU Directive and Regulation facilitating cross-border distribution of investment funds

21 July 2019

On 20 June 2019, the European Parliament and the Council introduced a more harmonised framework on cross-border distribution of funds. The aim of the new Directive 2019/1160 and the Regulation 2019/1156 is to reduce regulatory roadblocks or barriers that hinder cross-border distribution of funds within the EU and to enhance fund managers’ ability to fully

Important changes to the private pricaf regime

20 May 2019

The status of private pricaf is organised by the act of 19 April 2014 on alternative investment funds (“AIF”) and their managers (the “AIFM Law”) and by the Royal Decree of 23 May 2007 on private pricaf (“pricaf privée”/private privak”), as amended. On 25 April 2019, a law containing various financial provisions was adopted by

Important changes to the regime of specialised real estate investment funds (FIIS/GVBF)

15 May 2019

The status of specialised real estate investment fund is organised by the Act of 19 April 2014 on alternative undertakings for collective investment (“AIFs”) and their managers and by the Royal Decree of 9 November 2016 on the specialised real estate investment fund (“FIIS/GVBF”). On 25 April 2019, a law containing various financial provisions (the

Authorization process for AIFMs and UCITS management companies

14 May 2019

On 10 May 2019, the FSMA published Communication 2019_09 and a checklist for alternative investment fund managers (AIFMs) and undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities (UCITS) management companies. This checklist sets forth the information and the documents that need to be included in the application file for authorization as an AIFM or as a