On February 16, 2015, ESMA published its technical advice (dated February 3, 2015) to the European Commission on certain aspects of secondary legislation to be adopted under the EU Regulations on European Social Entrepreneurship Funds and European Venture Capital Funds. The advice covers: (i) the types of goods and services, methods of production for goods and services and financial support representing a social objective; (ii) conflicts of interest of European Social Entrepreneurship and European Venture Capital fund managers; (iii) methods for the measurement of social impact; and (iv) information that European Social Entrepreneurship fund managers should provide to investors. The European Commission will use the technical advice to develop the required secondary legislation.

ESMA’s advice is available at:

http://www.esma.europa.eu/news/ESMA-publishes-technical-advice-implementing-measures-EuropeanRegulations-Social-Entrepreneurs?t=326&o=home.