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Position Paper on Solvency II review Image

Position Paper on Solvency II review

18 Mar 2021
Invest Europe

The long-term equity (LTE) category (Article 171a of Solvency II Delegated Acts) is particularly relevant for exposures to private equity and venture capital funds. As the Solvency II Directive only looks at the equity risk from a volatility angle, this position paper explains why this category is an essential element of the framework and how to make existing criteria more workable.

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Response to EBA Guidelines on Variable Remuneration rules for investment firms

15 Mar 2021
Invest Europe-PAE

Guidelines on sound variable remuneration will apply to all MiFID investment firms, although some rules will be waived below a defined threshold. In this response we reiterate the importance of protecting the carried interest model while flagging some technical concerns we have with some sections of the Guidelines, including on the definition of the thresholds.

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Launch webinar: Invest Europe Climate Change Guide

15 Mar 2021
Invest Europe

Maaike van der Schoot (AlpInvest Partners), Erwann Le Ligné (Eurazeo), Patrick Sheehan and Rob Genieser (ETF Partners), and Cilia Holmes Indahl (EQT) joined our launch webinar on 15 March to shed more light on the new Invest Europe Climate Change Guide. The recording of the webinar is available in the Members' Policy Call section of the website.

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Feedback to EC Roadmap on a common digital plan towards 2030

09 Mar 2021
Invest Europe

As investors in innovative and high-growth companies and start-ups we believe it was necessary to position ourselves on the issue. We support and welcome the EC’s ambitions and 2030 digital targets, and we want to make sure that the PE/VC industry is seen as key enabler of the digital transformation. Moreover, we want to ensure that the EC makes creating the right policy and tax environment to allow the digital transformation one of its priorities as these will be essential in achieving the 2030 digital targets.

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Response to EC Consultation on the European Single Access Point

04 Mar 2021
Invest Europe-PAE

In our response we highlight the need for the collection of financial and environmental data in a harmonised way whilst ensuring that this is of the highest quality and foremost reliable. Moreover, we also point out the need of correctly assessing the costs for data providers. We believe is necessary to ensure that no further administrative burden or duplication of information requirements arise as a result of the establishment of the ESAP.

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Invest Europe letter to the European Commission on SFDR RTS

23 Feb 2021
Invest Europe

In this letter, Invest Europe expresses its concerns about the draft RTS under SFDR that were published by the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) on 4 February. In particular, we shed light on issues of potential overreach by the ESAs and/or divergence from the Level 1 legislation.

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SFDR - Member Policy Call Presentation

15 Feb 2021
Invest Europe

Adinah Shackleton (Permira Advisers), Maaike van der Schoot (AlpInvest Partners) and Philip Bartram (Travers Smith) joined on 15 February a call to discuss the new SFDR rules in light of the forthcoming application date on 10 March 2021. In addition to the Known Unknowns, the call, whose recording is available on the Member Policy Calls' section of the website, also touched upon the recently published Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) under SFDR.

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Poll results PDF 111.85 KB
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Industry response to ESMA consultation on CBDF marketing communications

08 Feb 2021
Invest Europe-PAE

In this response we have expressed our concerns that ESMA has not taken proper account of the differences between the overwhelmingly institutional AIF industry and the retail fund industry, with respect to their respective distribution models. Concretely, ESMA has made some assumptions about the application of MiFID rules in the institutional marketplace which are not necessarily correct. This is particularly relevant in the context of: (i) the categorisation of AIF marketing as a MiFID investment service or activity; and (ii) the disclosure of information on past and expected future performance.

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Response to EC Consultation on Sustainable Corporate Governance

08 Feb 2021
Invest Europe-PAE

In this consultation response, we have shared our views on the European Commission's Initiative on Sustainable Corporate Governance. Particular areas of focus were directors’ duty of care and due diligence duty. We stressed that while there are a number of good principles behind the idea put forward by the European Commission – such as holding directors accountable for creating real long-term value – it would create significant uncertainties and risks, if directors could be held to account by all different kinds of stakeholders, with no clear prioritisation on how they should weight all the different stakeholders’ interests.

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Invest Europe letter to the European Commission on SFDR

04 Feb 2021
Invest Europe

Ahead of the fast approaching application date (10 March 2021), Invest Europe has been in contact with the European Commission to express its concerns about some of the grey areas around SFDR, including the scope of Article 8 and the public disclosures pursuant to Article 10 by private funds.

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