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Publication of Royal Decree dated 9 November 2016 on Belgian specialised real estate investment funds

18 November 2016

PwC is pleased to inform you that the Royal Decree dated 9 November 2016 on Belgian specialised real estate investment funds (better known as “fonds d’investissement immobilier spécialisé” or FIIS / “gespecialiseerd vastgoedbeleggingsfonds” or GVBF) has been published in the Belgian Official Gazette of today, 18 November 2016. As you know, this new investment vehicle

The Belgian Financial Services and Markets Authority adds crowdfunding to its communication on public offers that are exempted from the prospectus obligation

9 November 2016

On 27 October 2016, the Belgian Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) released its amended communication on public offers that are exempted from the obligation to publish a prospectus. Providers who wish to publicly offer a crowdfunding type of investment can also benefit from the statutory prospectus exemption. Statutory prospectus exemption for crowdfunding The applicable

Packaged retail investment products: European Parliament returns draft law to Commission

14 September 2016

Earlier this week, the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Committee (ECON) had already unanimously rejected the European Commission’s investor protection proposals for consumers who buy packaged retail and insurance-based investment products (PRIIPs). The draft legislation consisted of regulatory technical standards (RTS) that accompany the PRIIPs Regulation[1] and were developed by the Commission to provide greater