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AIFMD -MIFID – MFSA Updates FAQS

AIFMD -MIFID – MFSA Updates FAQS

AIFMD – MIFID – MFSA Updates

14 February, 2014 the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) has updated its frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) and Malta’s implementation of AIFMD.

Version 2 of the FAQs amends the Q&A by clarifying the passsporting of Markets in Financial Instruments Directive 2004/39/EC  (MiFID) services in accordance with the European Commission’s revised views in respect of MiFID 5 negotiations.

The MFSA has been accepting and replying to queries on Malta’s implementation of AIFMD since early 2013. These FAQs group up the most common queries faced by the Maltese regulator as well as the MFSA’s responses.

The FAQs are divided into a number of topics ranging from high-level queries such as applicable legislation to detailed guidance on the MFSA’s interpretation of common management and control.

The FAQs will continue to be updated.