Data service for the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD)

A license is now required for anyone who sells or manages alternative investment funds in the EU. Such licenses are tied to strict requirements and regular reporting obligations that generate workload and tie up resources. SIX relieves this workload by offering the necessary data and information through its AIFMD data service.

The aim of AIFMD is to ensure greater transparency within the European fund market and to protect investors from investment risks. The directive hinges on the EU passport, which alternative fund managers (AIFMs) must acquire for themselves and their alternative investment funds (AIFs) in order to operate within the EU market. AIFMs must regularly report on the liquidity, risk profiles, and concentrations of their portfolios.

The directive came into effect for EU fund managers and their funds in July 2013. Starting October 2015, fund managers based outside the EU will have to acquire a license to distribute AIFs in the EU.

Our data service

In order to apply for the EU passport, you are required to submit data on issuers and alternative funds. SIX provides this information through its AIFMD data service. This service also helps you calculate the correct asset and risk values for your reports to the local supervisory authority. Furthermore, it lists the fund managers and funds licensed to operate within the EU. Investment consultants and financial advisors are able to provide competent advice to their clients and fulfill their legal obligation to protect investors.

SIX obtains the data for its AIFMD service from the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), as well as the local supervisory authorities of the EU member states.

Key benefits

Save time and effort when applying for an EU passport.

Promptly and effortlessly fulfill your reporting obligations.

Quickly and clearly see which AIFMs and AIFs are licensed within the EU, and accordingly advise your clients in a professional and regulatory-compliant manner.

Use the same high-quality data that is available to ESMA and the local supervisory authorities.
Data is obtained from our leading product Valordata Feed, which offers intelligently-linked reference data, prize-winning corporate actions, and high-quality valuations.
By request, benefit from an additional link to other identifiers such as the LEI (Legal Entity Identifier) or FATCA GIIN (Global Intermediary Identification Number).

Our knowledge, your benefit

Specialists at SIX work on the front lines of regulations. We monitor developments closely and actively take part in debates. SIX is constantly developing new, tailored data services that are adapted to our clients' specific risk and compliance-related needs. Contact us to find out which solutions we have for you.

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