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Setting up redemption gates mechanisms: the AMF publishes a new instruction and adjusts its existing policy
12 April 2017

Setting up redemption gates mechanisms: the AMF publishes a new instruction and adjusts its existing policy

In addition to the amendments to its General Regulation, the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) is issuing a new instruction (DOC-2017-05) and adapts its policy to incorporate the terms and conditions for setting up redemption gates mechanisms in open ended funds.

The "Sapin 2" law and the AMF General Regulation allow UCITS, retail investment fund (FIVGs), private equity funds (FCPR, FCPI and FIP), professional private equity funds and employee investment schemes to provide for the possibility to cap redemptions temporarily, in case of exceptional circumstances and to protect the interests of the unit holders.

To clarify the practical arrangements for setting up these gating mechanisms in open ended funds, the AMF is issuing a new instruction, referenced as DOC-2017-05.

Existing amended policy documents are, in particular, instructions on procedures for approving or declaring the various investment funds concerned by these new redemption gates, as well as the standard prospectuses, rules and articles of association of UCITS and AIFs which constitute the annexes of these instructions. These policy documents are listed in the table below:

Legal value Référence Title
Instruction DOC-2011-19

and annexes XIV, XV and XVI
Authorisation procedures, preparation of a KIID and a prospectus and periodic reporting for French and foreign UCITS marketed in France
Instruction DOC-2011-20

and annexes XIV, XV and XVI
Authorisation processes, preparation of a KIID and a prospectus and periodic reporting for retail investment funds, funds of alternative funds and professional retail investment funds
Instruction DOC-2011-21

and annexes XIII and XIV
Authorisation procedures, preparation of a KIID and a prospectus, and reporting for employee investment undertakings
Instruction DOC-2011-22

and annex VII
Approval and establishment procedures for KIID and  prospectus and periodic information for private equity funds
Instruction DOC-2011-23

and annexes X, XI and XII
Approval and establishment procedures for KIID and  prospectus and periodic information for professional real estate funds and specialized professional funds.
Instruction DOC-2012-06

and annex IV
Procedures for making disclosures and introducing changes, preparation of a prospectus and reporting for specialised professional funds and professional private equity funds
Position–recommandation DOC-2011-25 A guide to the monitoring of collective investment schemes
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