ICMA AMIC responds to ESMA consultation on guidelines for NCAs when they consider potential financial stability risk associated with leverage in AIFs


1 September 2020 In its response AMIC, the buy-side voice of ICMA, recommends focusing on funds with substantial leverage as a first screening phase and  conducting an analysis of  relevant parameters related to a given fund. AMIC strongly recommends analysing funds individually and not in groups: similar AIFs may have leverage tolerance according to clients' profiles, dealing cycles and recent performances. Finally the response suggests that the implementation of these guidelines should rely on data already reported under LST guidelines, AIFMD, EMIR, SFTR and should not lead to further reporting by asset managers.
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