In May 2017, the European Parliament and the Council approved Directive (EU) 2017/828 amending Directive 2007/36/EC as regards the encouragement of long-term shareholder engagement (the Shareholder Rights Directive II or SRD II). The due date of 10 June 2019 for the transposition of this new Directive into national law is approaching fast. So far, the
Update of the Royal Decree on institutional undertakings for collective investments with variable capital that invest in financial instruments and liquidity
In a nutshell The Ministry of Finance has published a draft Royal Decree (the Draft royal decree) to update the Royal Decree of 7 December 2007 (the Royal Decree of 2007) on the institutional undertakings for collective investment (UCIs) with variable capital that have the sole purpose of collective investment in financial instruments and liquidity.
Amendment of AIFM Law in view of the implementation of a new real estate investment vehicle, the FIIS
On 20 July 2016, the Parliament voted on Program Act II modifying amongst others the Belgian Act of 19 April 2014 on alternative investment funds and their managers (AIFM Law). These modifications were necessary to enable the adoption of a new royal decree implementing a new regime for real estate investment funds referred to as “Fonds