Requirements for investment funds and investment fund managers
Published: 15 November 2013
Undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities (UCITS), alternative investment funds (AIF) and their management companies (Managers) must meet various requirements set down in or pursuant to the Financial Supervision Act (Wft), both at the time of applying for authorisation and in the pursuit of their business.
A preliminary test verifies compliance with specific behavioural requirements, while a prudential test assesses the presence of adequate regulatory own funds and sufficient overall solvency. For the behavioural requirements, please refer to the website of the Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM).
Under or pursuant to the Wft, UCITS and AIFs and/or their respective managers and associated depositaries must meet prudential requirements with respect to: