Navigate through AIFMD: Foreword

Navigate through AIFMD: Foreword

A guide for Private Equity & Venture Capital funds

A guide for Private Equity & Venture Capital funds

The introduction of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (“AIFMD” or the “directive”) in July 2013 has had a fundamental impact on how the alternative investment funds industry across Europe conducts its business.

The enactment of the directive has had a particular impact on the funds industry in Ireland, given the extraordinary growth in the industry here in recent years.

Progressive policies introduced by Irish legislators and a progressive approach to regulation, not to mention a huge amount of hard work by industry professionals, has resulted in a situation where Ireland is increasingly seen as the domicile of choice for private equity and venture capital funds (“PE and VC funds”) seeking to market their funds across the EU.

The introduction of the AIFMD directive has, however, presented the industry with some considerable challenges, particularly on the issues of implementation and compliance. For this reason, the Regulatory team at KPMG has pooled their expertise to produce this information booklet which we will hope will answer most of the questions that a PE or VC funds manager may have in terms of the impact of the directive on the way business is conducted.

We hope this booklet is of benefit to both existing PE and VC funds in Ireland and also to those considering Ireland as a domicile.

At KPMG, we have a multi-disciplinary team of professionals who have the expertise, experience and knowledge to provide first rate advice for managers of PE and VC funds. We hope to meet some of you in the future and show how we can help you establish and grow your funds business in Ireland.

Frank Gannon
Partner and Head of Alternative Investments Advisory
KPMG in Ireland

Paul O’Connor
Director and Head of Regulatory Advisory Services
KPMG in Ireland

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