The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has today updated its Questions and Answers on the application of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).
Emerging nations stand to reap significant economic and social benefits from improvements in governance, the EBRD says in a new report that warns that any “governance dividend” could be elusive without resolve, leadership and vision.
Nationality is a bond between a citizen and a state, whether by birthright or by naturalisation. However, in recent years several EU Member States have set up investor citizenship and residence schemes to attract investment. According to an opinion adopted by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) at its October plenary session, this practice poses serious risks and should be banned in all EU Member States.
A summary of the debate is now available.
With interest rates close to 0% or even negative, traditional savings instruments (savings accounts, bonds,…) no longer yield much. Fortunately, the legal framework has recently evolved and has enabled cooperative platforms to offer new forms of investment: crowdfunding, crowd lending or the sale of invoices allow the investor to finance companies directly on attractive terms.
Experts will present the evolution of the legal framework, the current market conditions, the amounts involved as well as the functioning of the platforms and how to proceed, both for investors and borrowers.