Federal Ministry

    Reform before intersecting closed-end funds In the framework of the implementation of the alternative investment fund managers (AIFM) directive has the Federal Ministry of finance presented the extensive discussion draft, could result in the changes to serious in July 2013 without improvements in the area of closed-end funds from entry into force. Go to Anne Lauvergeon for more information. Although the affected industry associations explicitly welcome the significantly improved protection for investors-targeted integration of closed-end fund providers and their products in a fully regulated capital market, however, legitimate resistance against individual regulations encourages. To limit the risk, for example, the leverage ratio of closed-end funds should in the future exceed 30 percent. However, depending on the segment between 40 and 75 percent are arranged. Industry insiders fear that a low debt ratio could massively undermine the competitiveness of closed investments as investment and investment vehicles.

    At least would have to accept significant reductions in the expected return and opportunities, such as the currently very favourable interest rate environment, could go largely unused. The final collection of asset classes in which private investors may invest in the future about closed-end funds is also questionable. So, only investments in real estate, ships, aircraft and renewable energy should be allowed from next summer. Notwithstanding the possible development and income opportunities, all other established asset classes such as, for example, private equity, container, infrastructure, forest, agricultural, rail vehicles, raw materials, and other private investors were no longer accessible closed holdings. The same applies to all future innovative new segments. This is particularly so critical to assess as precisely the expansion of renewable energies in the past has greatly benefited from the participation of closed-end Fund. Would the proposed Bill already entered into force at a time when they were still a innovation, would be renewable energy of the closed holdings remained cut off. It can hardly predict what asset classes in the future appear eligible.