HFLR-Advise Technologies Panel Explores AIFMD Marketing and Annex IV Reporting Requirements

On December 2, 2014, Hedge Fund Law Report and Advise Technologies sponsored a panel discussion that provided practical guidance on the Annex IV reporting regime under the AIFMD, discussed how that regime overlaps with the U.S. Form PF reporting regime, and considered how and whether “soft marketing” and “reverse solicitation” may be used in the E.U. by managers who wish to avoid or postpone the reporting requirements imposed on managers who market funds in the E.U. under national private placement regimes.  The program, entitled “An in depth discussion on AIFMD reporting requirements and lessons learned from those who have already filed,” featured Jeanette Turner, Managing Director and General Counsel for Advise Technologies, LLC; Simon Whiteside, a partner at Simmons and Simmons LLP; Richard Webley, Head of Business Advisory Services for Americas, Citi Investor Sales and Relationship Management; and John Sampson, an Executive Director at Ernst & Young LLP.  This article summarizes the key insights from that presentation.  For an overview of Annex IV reporting issues, see “Key Pain Points in AIFMD Annex IV Reporting and Proven Strategies for Surmounting Them,” Hedge Fund Law Report, Vol. 7, No. 44 (Nov. 20, 2014).  See also “Answers to Questions Most Frequently Asked by U.S. and Other Non-E.U. Managers on the Impact and Implementation of the AIFMD,” Hedge Fund Law Report, Vol. 8, No. 1 (Jan. 8, 2015).

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