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Industry response to EC consultation on the AIFMD review

29 Jan 2021
Invest Europe-PAE

In this consultation response, Invest Europe reiterates that there is no need for a re-opening of the AIFMD because of a variety of factors. In addition, any changes to the AIFMD regime would lead to additional costs and (administrative) burden for the industry as members will need to re-adapt and get to grips with new requirements. If necessary, improvements to the AIFMD regime can be sought via Level 2 or 3 measures, or in the context of other legislative reviews.

General response PDF 1.05 MB
Delegation Paper PDF 197.22 KB
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Response to EC Consultation on the ELTIF Review

19 Jan 2021
Invest Europe-PAE

The European Long Term Investment Funds (ELTIF) framework, if not currently successful, has the potential to become a relevant tool in the future if it appropriately takes into consideration the needs of private equity managers. In this response we detail which changes would increase the take-up of this voluntary retail passport: broadened eligible assets, opening to fund-of-funds and requirements that are more tailored to the specificities of long-term, closed-ended funds.

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Response to EC Consultation on Risk Finance Guidelines

11 Jan 2021
Invest Europe-PAE

Over the years EU Risk Finance Guidelines allowed many start-ups and scale-ups to benefit from state aid support. While we note that the current regime is broadly appropriate, we suggest in this response a few changes that could be introduced to the Guidelines to make it easier for innovative companies to be eligible when owned by private equity.

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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

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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