The investment fund market has become one of the most important financial markets in the world. One reason for the growing popularity of European investment funds is their strict regulation and supervision. This course analyses various aspects of the European regulatory environment for investment funds and evaluates the impact of these regulations on the operation of a fund. The focus of the course is thus more on the operational impact of regulations than on legal issues.
Investment funds as legal entities
Legal structures of investment funds
The UCITS Directive, I-IV
Operational implications of the UCITS Directive
The national regulatory environment
Creating and launching a fund
Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and the investment fund market
Prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing
Risk management for investment funds
Regulatory environment for alternative investment funds
Trends impacting the future regulatory environment
1 day for up to 12 participants
Anyone working in the investment fund industry, particularly people working in audit, sales, transfer agency or domiciliary functions.