In this response, we stress the need for ESMA to stick to a high-level principles-based approach, recognising the diversity among market practitioners and allowing a certain level of flexibility in implementation (according to the proportionality principle). In addition, it is important to avoid treating ESG as a standalone or overriding risk category in the deal process, but rather to consider it as a category of direct business risks, which should be incorporated in existing functions and processes.
In this joint AIC/Invest Europe response, the private equity industry welcomes the two-step approach taken by IOSCO in determining consistent measures of leverage globally and advises the international regulator to explicitely exclude fund's exposures backed by uncalled commitments from the leverage calculation.
A detailed briefing for Invest Europe members on regulation affecting the private equity industry.
In this paper, the PAE welcomes the opening of interinstitutional negotiations on the insolvency file and puts forward several suggestions including on the cross-class cram down, voting procedure for approval of restructuring plans, debt-discharge period for entrepreneurs and the stay on enforcement of actions.
In this response the PAE details the industry's concerns regarding the scope of the Key Information Document Regulation and the need to adapt it to sophisticated investors. It also highlights the irrelevance of existing performance scenarios for closed-ended and illiquid funds.
In this response we stress the industry's support to the creation of a new category of long term equity exposures subject to a lower risk-weight, while explaining why the criteria proposed by the Commission to determine which investments fall into this category are inappropriate from our perspective.
The findings of a survey of investors from the US, China, France, Germany and the UK. It outlines opinions on issues important to investors, such as capital markets strength, innovation and sustainability, and shows strong appetite for European investments.
In this response we outline several concerns regarding the EBA suggested approach to define the concepts of “investments in private equity” or “investments in venture capital firms” in the context of Article 128 of the Capital Requirements Regulation, as the proposed definitions could create more confusion than clarity, disicentivise banks' investment into private equity and venture capital funds and create a negative precedent for the industry in other legislation.
An in-depth study which outlines the tax environments for the private equity and venture capital industry around Europe, carried out in association with KPMG.
An introduction to the voluntary passport regime offered by the revised European Venture Capital Fund Regulation.
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