On 15 May 2013 the Central Bank of Ireland (the Central Bank) issued its key documentation in connection with the implementation of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (the AIFMD) in Ireland. A link to the relevant documents on the Central Bank website is provided below for your convenience.

AIF Rulebook

The Central Bank has published a new AIF Rulebook which has replaced the AIF Handbook issued as part of the Central Bank's consultation paper (CP60) on the implementation of the AIFMD in Ireland. The AIF Rulebook is the Central Bank’s rulebook in relation to Alternative Investment Fund Managers and Alternative Investment Funds.  The AIF Rulebook contains chapters concerning Retail Investor AIF, Qualifying Investor AIF, AIF Management Companies, Fund Administrators, Alternative Investment Fund Managers and AIF Depositaries.  The AIF Rulebook can be found here.

AIFMD Questions and Answers Document

The Central Bank has also published an AIFMD Q&A. The Q&A sets out answers to queries that have been submitted to the Central Bank in relation to the implementation of the AIFMD. The purpose of the Q&A is to limit any uncertainty until definitive positions and practices are finalised and adopted by the Central Bank. The Q&A can be found here.

Draft AIFM Application Forms

The Central Bank has also published draft AIFM Application Forms which include application forms for Qualifying Investor AIFs and Retail Investor AIFs. The draft AIFM Application Forms can be found here.