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Insurance Europe & Invest Europe Joint Paper on Solvency II Image

Insurance Europe & Invest Europe joint paper on Solvency II

16 Jun 2021
Invest Europe

In this paper Insurance Europe and Invest Europe jointly present their suggestions on how to allow insurers to commit capital into long-term funds such as private equity ones. The document also gathers specific changes to the criteria of the Solvency II recently introduced long-term equity category.

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Response to EC Consultation on ESAs review

21 May 2021
Invest Europe-PAE

In this response we share our view that ESMA has generally had a positive role on supervisory convergence, although it should not necessarily receive new powers. We also comment that some changes could be made to the ESAs governance to make it able to take decisions in gold-plating cases (like AIFMD fees and charges) and that direct supervision is generally not welcomed.

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Industry response to ESAs consultation on SFDR/Taxonomy disclosures

12 May 2021
Invest Europe-PAE

In this consultation response, which is part of our ongoing efforts on seeking clarification on the application of SFDR, we have stressed the importance of ensuring coherence and alignment between different levels of reporting under EU law and asked the European regulators to introduce an element of proportionality into the reporting of Taxonomy alignment by asset managers.

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Response to EC Roadmap on EU Retail Strategy

05 May 2021
Invest Europe-PAE

In this response we reminded the European Commission about the importance of making changes to the investor categorisation, we explained the relevance of the ELTIF framework and we provided our support to rules that appropriately take into consideration both the nature of investors and of the funds that are marketed to them.

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Response to European Commission Consultation on VAT rules for financial services

03 May 2021
Invest Europe-PAE

In this response, we have shared our views on the European Commission’s initiative to review the VAT rules for financial services. We stressed that the European Commission must preserve and strengthen the VAT exemption for fund management, as it is essential for EU based private equity funds, and the EU economy and EU businesses depending on their investments.

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Response to EC Consultation on SME Referral Scheme

30 Apr 2021
Invest Europe-PAE

In our response to the European Commission feasibility assessment on the establishment of an SME Referral Scheme we express our concerns around the functioning and benefits of such a scheme. We outline the characteristics that make PE and VC funding different to justify why this type of funding is not interchangeable with bank financing and why we fear the scheme could give this mistaken idea to SMEs. Therefore, even though we fully support the objectives of increasing funding options and awareness of PE and VC funding for SMEs we do not believe a referral scheme would be the best way to do so.

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Response to European Commission Consultation on Digital Levy

12 Apr 2021
Invest Europe-PAE

In this response, we have stressed that funds and fund managers should not be included in the scope of a potential digital levy proposal, and that a potential EU proposal should be consistent with OECD work and not be pushed forward while work is still ongoing on OECD proposals.

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Feedback to EC Roadmap on business taxation for the 21st century

01 Apr 2021
Invest Europe-PAE

As investors in innovative and high-growth companies and start-ups, we find it crucial that a tax regime for the 21st century encourages and supports the innovation and research needed for the green and digital transition and the recovery of the European economy after the COVID-19 crisis.

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Response to European Commission Consultation on Enhancing the convergence of insolvency laws

26 Mar 2021
Invest Europe-PAE

In this response, we have shared our views on the European Commission’s initiative to increase convergence of national insolvency laws to encourage cross-border investment. From an investors’ perspective, we believe that harmonised rules offer transparency and clarity across the EU market and should be the goal in the long term.

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FDI Screening in Europe - What do investors need to know?

23 Mar 2021
Invest Europe

As the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) screening landscape across Europe is rapidly evolving, Invest Europe has prepared a country-by-country overview to map different existing regimes and keep-track of latest developments with view to helping members assess how FDI screenings may impact their transactions.

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