FCA and SEC Publish a MoU on Investment Fund Supervision

The FCA and the SEC published a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on July 19 on the supervision of the asset management industry, which came into force on July 22.

The accompanying press release states that the MoUs were concluded with 25 European Union (EU) and 3 European Economic Area (EEA) member-state regulators.  They provide a framework for supervisory cooperation and exchange of information between the SEC and the EU/EEA member state national regulators in the asset management industry, as part of a long-term strategy to improve the oversight of entities in the industry that operate across national borders.

In May 2013, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) announced that it had approved cooperation agreements between EU regulators with responsibility for supervising Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) and 34 of their global counterparts, including the SEC.  These agreements are key in allowing the national regulators to monitor the way non-EU AIFMs comply with the AIFMD.  Memorandum of UnderstandingPress Release.