FCA has published in draft forms that authorised firms wanting to vary their permission to become Alternative Investment Fund (AIF) depositaries can use. Firms not currently authorised cannot use this route to becoming a depositary, and must complete a full application as well as the form. FCA asks for comments by 28 June and plans to start using the variation of permission (VoP) form in advance of the AIFMD implementation deadline of 22 July. FCA has also updated its AIFMD webpage to include all the latest news and developments. (Source: FCA Publishes AIF Depositary Forms and FCA Updates AIFMD Webpage)