ESMA announced that it has extended the list of Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) for AIFMD co-operation agreements from 31 to 38, to include Bahamas, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico and the CFTC in the US. The co-operation arrangements will enable cross-border marketing of AIFs to professional investors between jurisdictions. ESMA has also issued guidelines on the model MoU concerning consultation, cooperation and the exchange of information related to the supervision of AIFMD entities.