Monday, July 15, 2013

MOU with ESMA Signed by 25 European Securities Regulators

According to the press release issued by the British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission, twenty-five European securities regulators signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) concerning consultation, cooperation and the exchange of information related to the supervision of Alternative Investment Fund Managers with the BVI FSC.

The MOU signed in May 2013 was negotiated and approved by European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), and provided for the supervision of alternative investment funds, including hedge funds, private equity funds and real estate funds. The signings ensure that the BVI Mutual Fund Industry will be able to market its products within the European Union.

It was stated in the press release that the Commission had been negotiating with ESMA since April 2012, and through its participation in the process, is confident that the MOU represents a balanced approach, and is pleased to have executed the agreements which demonstrate the recognition and importance of BVI funds in the global industry.

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