|Author (Corporate)||European Commission|
|Series Details||COM (2018) 110|
Legislative proposal published by the European Commission in March 2018, which amends Regulation (EU) No 345/2013 and Regulation (EU) No 346/2013 as regards cross-border distribution of investment funds in the European Union.
Investment funds are investment products created with the sole purpose of pooling investors’ capital, and investing that capital collectively through a portfolio of financial instruments such as stocks, bonds and other securities. In the EU, investment funds can be categorised as undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities (UCITS) and alternative investment funds (AIFs) managed by alternative investment fund managers (AIFMs).
The proposed Regulation aligns national marketing requirements and regulatory fees, and harmonises the process and requirements for the verification of markeitng material by national competent authorities. It also further enables European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) to better monitor investment funds.
The draft law was adopted by the European Commission on 12 March 2018 as part of a package of legislative initiatives aimed at completing the Capital Markets Union (CMU). It was scheduled in the Commission Work Programme 2018 and should be seen in the broader context of the CMU action plan and the CMU Mid-Term Review. The Council of the European Union adopted a general approach on this proposal on 15 June, while the European Parliament adopted its own negotiating position on 6 December. An informal agreement between the co-legislators on a compromise text was reached on 5 February 2019. The Parliament formally endorsed it on 16 April 2019, followed by the Council on 14 June.
|Subject Categories||Business and Industry|
|Subject Tags||Capital Markets Union [CMU], Financial Services|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|