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Response to EC Consultation on draft Solvency II Delegated Acts Image

Response to EC Consultation on draft Solvency II Delegated Acts

06 Dec 2018
Invest Europe-PAE

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.

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2018 Global Investment Decision Makers Survey

24 Oct 2018
Invest Europe

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.

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Response to EBA Guidelines on CRD/CRR high-risk exposures

16 Jul 2018
Invest Europe-PAE

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.

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2018 Invest Europe Tax Benchmark Study

14 Jun 2018
Invest Europe

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.

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EuVECA Essentials 2018

06 Jun 2018
Invest Europe

An introduction to the voluntary passport regime offered by the revised European Venture Capital Fund Regulation.

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Response to EFRAG Consultation on Equity Instruments – Impairment and Recycling

01 Jun 2018
Invest Europe-PAE

This consultation response explains that problems may arise as under the new standard, unrealised gains/losses would be immediately reflected in the Profit and Loss Statement (P&L). We propose flexibility to allow recycling for investors, i.e. to recognize unrealized gains and losses in Other Comprehensive Income and then recycle to the P&L, or if it wished to recognize unrealized gains and losses in the P&L straight away, then this would avoid unrealised gains/losses being immediately reflected in the P&L while not enabling the investor to use recycling as an earnings management tool.

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Position paper on the prudential treatment of investment firms

14 May 2018
Invest Europe-PAE

This position paper raises the concerns of private equity firms holding MiFID license regarding the new prudential regime proposed by the European Commission. It suggests that the new regime will lead to a significant increase in capital requirements for these investment firms, which is not proportionate to the risk they pose.

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Position Paper on the cross-border distribution of funds legislation

07 May 2018
Invest Europe-PAE

In this position paper, we welcome the European Commission's targeted amendments to AIFMD, ELTIF and EuVECA to reduce regulatory barriers to the cross-border distribution of investment funds in the EU but stress that the proposed Directive and Regulation are insufficiently tailored to the private equity and venture capital asset class, in particular regarding the definition of pre-marketing.

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2018 Handbook of Professional Standards

24 Apr 2018
Invest Europe

A comprehensive and up-to-date set of standards and guidelines for the private equity industry. Includes the Invest Europe Code of Conduct and Investor Reporting Guidelines.

Full Handbook PDF 3.28 MB
Code of Conduct PDF 265.58 KB
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Letter on Brexit transition period

12 Mar 2018
Invest Europe-PAE

This letter stresses the importance for the private equity industry of transitional arrangements between the United Kingdom and the European Union after March 2019. It calls for a transition period that would guarantee the continuity of investment into the EU economy, avoid any cliff edge and allow the industry to adapt properly to new long-term arrangements.

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