Investment Funds - A Guide to UCITS, AIFMD & More

Investment Funds - A Guide to UCITS, AIFMD & More
27 Jun 2024 - London


27 Jun 2024

9:30 AM ‐ 5:15 PM

With a SmartPlan £486

With a Season Ticket £540

Standard price £720

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Introduction: Requires no prior subject knowledge
6 hours
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This new full day in-person course will arm you with a comprehensive understanding of the overall landscape of investment funds including their categorisation, structures, regulation, and latest trends.

The course will examine in detail two key types of investment funds - retail funds and alternative funds.

You will be guided through the complex regulatory regimes from authorisation to marketing, and the roles of various players in the industry such as the manager, the depositary and other important service providers.

You will also embark on a journey to some of the key jurisdictions for the fund industry including Luxembourg and Ireland.

Moreover, hot topics and exciting trends including ETFs and ESG will also help you keep tuned-in to the industry.

The course will provide a solid foundation on which you may further explore the intricacies and nuances of the ever-expanding investment fund industry.

What You Will Learn

This course will cover the following:

  • General overview:
    • What is a fund?
    • Advantages, disadvantages, types
  • UCITS:
    • Key features of UCITS
    • Legislative framework, eligible and ineligible assets, liquidity rules, key service providers, investor information, cross border marketing
  • UK retail funds overview
  • Hot topics - ETFs
  • Liquidity - case study
  • AIFMD overview - key requirements including authorisation process, capital requirements, operating conditions, leverage, remuneration, valuation, delegation
  • Disclosure and reporting
  • Marketing of AIFs - professional v retail, NPPR and CBDF
  • Key service providers - role of depositary, other service providers
  • Key jurisdictions (brief comparison)
  • Ireland and Luxembourg (closer look)
  • ESG - revolution in asset management
  • UK - marketing of foreign funds