The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) has been in force since July 2013 and 22nd July 2014 marked the end of the AIFMD transitional phase and the start of when the requirements of the Directive begin for all full scope authorised alternative investment fund managers (AIFMs).
In the run-up to July, firms had been mainly focusing on meeting the requirement to appoint a depositary and obtaining authorisation for their products. Now however, their attention has shifted to complying with the Directive’s reporting obligations known as the AIFMD Annex IV transparency reporting.
The AIFMD Annex IV transparency reporting requirements represent a major challenge for fund managers. All authorised and registered AIFMs are required to periodically report to their local regulators on each AIF they manage or market within the European Union.
Frequency of reporting
The European Commission’s Level 2 Regulation sets out the frequency of reporting by AIFMs and whether this needs to be done on a quarterly, semi-annual or annual basis.
The frequency of the reporting to be issued has several drivers including:
The complexity of the reporting is heavily dependent on the structure of the AIF. Selecting a service provider with in depth experience of the Private Equity, Real Estate, Debt and Infrastructure industry is key in order to set up a smooth process and efficient communication between parties involved.
Alter Domus can provide you with a tailor made process and select the ad hoc tools to assist you during all steps of your AIFMD reporting.