The European Securities and Markets Authority is seeking views on two alternative options to satisfy asset segregation requirements under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive where a depository delegates safekeeping responsibilities to a third party. Under applicable requirements, the third party may maintain only assets of alternative investment funds (AIFs) in a single account, not any other funds. ESMA seeks guidance on whether third parties should be permitted to include in this one account all AIF assets coming from any depository or whether a separate account should be required for the AIF assets of each depository. ESMA will accept comments through January 30, 2015. The AIFMD is a European Union directive that was implemented in 2013 and regulates entities that manage or market alternative investment funds within the EU.