German Insurers and Pension Funds May Effectively Be Banned from Investing in Non-EEA Private Funds

24 June 2014
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Key takeaways

  • The German Ministry of Finance recently issued a draft of a regulation to adapt the capital investment rules applicable to German insurers and certain retirement schemes to the regulatory framework under the AIFM Directive.
  • If enacted as currently drafted, this regulation would effectively ban German insurers and certain German retirement schemes from investing in private equity, real estate and debt funds managed by (most) non-EEA fund managers.
  • We are working with clients and other industry participants to convince the Ministry to eliminate the most troubling provisions of the draft regulation.