AIFMD is the largest overhaul of European regulation since MiFID. The rules came into effect on 22 July 2013, with a transitional period in many countries until July 22, 2014.

If you are a US firm and you wish to market your private fund into the European Economic Area (“ERA”), then AIFMD will apply to you.

This will lead to many US Registered Investment Advisors registering as an Alternative Investment Fund Manager (“AIFM”) by July 22, 2014.

Optima is unique in having US based experts that understand the implications of AIFMD specifically for US firms. We can provide advice on nominating an AIFM and can practically assist you in developing policies and procedures to ensure you are fully compliant with AIFMD requirements. We also can assist US firms with their ongoing AIFMD reporting requirements whilst providing practical advice on topics like reverse solicitation.