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    Composition obtains AIFMD license

    November 2015

    AIFMD license

    As part of Composition’s efforts to remain at the forefront of changes to the financial services industry, we are pleased to advise that on November 3rd 2015, Composition has been granted its Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFM) authorisation. The authorisation process included a detailed internal review of our fund structures and documentation of policies and processes. The AIFM authorisation process is one of the many regulatory changes which have come in to effect as a result of the AIFM Directive, which aims to create a harmonised regulatory EU framework for managers of Alternative Investment Funds. As an authorised AIFM, we have the ability to market and manage both Asia and Europe new products both within and outside the AIFM regulatory framework, depending on the individual fund/mandate structure.


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