On September 28, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) updated its Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) reporting webpage with information about Annex IV transparency reporting. In a separate communication, the FCA confirmed that the highly anticipated Q&A on transparency will be published on its website. While no date was specified, clients should to continue to check the FCA’s link to the Q&A from time to time.

The communication for authorised and registered alternative investment fund managers (AIFMs) (including full-scope UK AIFMs, small authorised UK AIFMs and small registered UK AIFMs) can be found here, and sets forth the required information for the AIFM and the alternative investment funds (AIFs) which the AIFM manages and, where relevant, markets. 

The communication for non-EEA managers (including above-threshold non-EEA AIFMs and small non-EEA AIFMs) can be found here. This provides information which is required of the AIFM and any AIFs which are marketed under the UK National Private Placement Regime.