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Response to EIOPA Request for comments on Solvency II review

05 Nov 2020
Invest Europe-PAE

In this short response we express our concerns with several of the changes suggested by EIOPA to the criteria defining the ability of insurers to set up long-term equity portfolios (Art 171a of Delegated Regulation). These portfolios are subject to more appropriate capital charges for investments such as those made in private equity and venture capital funds.

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Capital Markets Union Key Performance Indicators - Third Edition 2020

28 Oct 2020
AFME

Invest Europe contributed to AFME's report tracking the recent progress of the Capital Markets Union (CMU) project through seven Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

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Response to European Commission Consultation on the Solvency II review

19 Oct 2020
Invest Europe-PAE

Solvency II risk weights have a major influence on the insurers’ ability to support, among others, start-ups through venture capital funds, scale-ups through growth capital funds or large-scale infrastructure projects through infrastructure funds. In this response, we argue that, for the benefit of both insurers and of the companies they can indirectly invest into, criteria of the new long-term equity category must be further tailored to ensure insurers in all EU countries are able to make use of it.

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Response to ESAs Consultation on Article 8 Disclosure Templates (SFDR)

16 Oct 2020
Invest Europe-PAE

In this consultation response, Invest Europe has mainly focused on the lack of tailoring in the disclosure templates to specific asset classes, such as PE/VC, and the need to avoid a one-size-fits-all approach. We have also used this opportunity to reiterate our concerns around the scope of the Article 8 SFDR perimeter.

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Brexit Q&A

15 Oct 2020
Invest Europe

A Q&A document addressing the potential implications of the UK leaving the EU for private equity firms, their investors and their portfolio companies.

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European Guarantee Fund - Presentation

14 Sep 2020
European Investment Fund

This presentation (and its appendix) describes the features of and conditions for access to the European Guarantee Fund set up by the European Investment Fund. Please note that this presentation is not legally binding and is for guidance only.

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Response to EC Consultation on cross-border investments within the EU

09 Sep 2020
Invest Europe-PAE

In this response we detail to the European Commission increasing concerns Invest Europe members have regarding the loss of protections when investing across border due to the suppression of the BIT system.

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Response to EBA Consultation on IFD-R Level 2 measures

04 Sep 2020
Invest Europe-PAE

This response calls the EBA to introduce targeted changes to some of its technical measures to implement the prudential and remuneration rules that apply to MiFID investment firms (and which could create a precedent in an AIFMD context). Areas on which this response focuses include double-counting of assets when determining the firm’s capital requirements, the staff that is deemed to have a material impact on the firm’s risk profile and alternative arrangements that may be used to pay variable remuneration.

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Response to ESMA Guidelines on leverage limits

01 Sep 2020
Invest Europe-PAE

In this response we explain why ESMA should take into consideration the nature of private equity funds and their characteristics, including the absence of a risk of fire sales, when preparing Guidelines on limits national competent authorities can impose on their use of leverage.

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Response to ESAs consultation on ESG Disclosures

01 Sep 2020
Invest Europe-PAE

In this consultation response, we emphasise the importance of respecting the principles of proportionality, materiality and flexibility, and the need to avoid a one-size-fits-all approach. In addition, we urge the European Supervisory Authorities to recognise the lack of available data for non-listed companies, in particular SMEs, and the limited relevance of many proposed indicators given the large diversity of economic sectors invested in by PE/VC funds.

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