ELTIF - European Long-Term Investment Fund

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Latest news and developments:

- 18 January 2024 - FAQ: ELTIF Regulation 2.0
- 18 December 2023 - Accelerated application process for ELTIF 2.0
- 20 July 2023 - Democratisation of private assets – why Luxembourg is leading the way - Dr. Stefan Staedter and Florence Stainier for HSBC Insights - 27 March 2023 - Invest Europe - ELTIF Essentials
- 21 March 2023 - Newsflash - ELTIF 2.0 – a new era of long-term investments is about to start
- 1 March 2023 - Luxembourg Roundtable: “We have good reason to believe it might work” - Dr. Stefan Staedter in Funds Europe
- 7 February 2023 - Eltif 2.0 regulation will simplify access to assets, says funds lawyer - Dr. Stefan Staedter in Delano«Le règlement Eltif 2.0 simplifiera l’accès aux actifs» - Dr. Stefan Staedter in Delano in Paperjam
- 16 January 2023 - Newsflash - ELTIF 2.0 – a promising redesign with state-of-the-art features
December 2022 - “As a pan-European way of raising capital, you can’t beat Luxembourg.” - Camille Bourke in Delano
- 21 November 2022 - “Dry powder” and new fund types: Luxembourg remains resilient - Dr. Stefan Staedter in Delano
- 19 October 2022 - Council of the EU - Press release - European long-term investment funds - Provisional agreement reached - to learn more, contact our expert Dr. Stefan Staedter
- 27 September 2022 - Newsflash - Cross-border distribution of investment funds – New CSSF FAQ
- 2 February 2022 - Focus on ELTIF 2.0 - Webinar recording with Claude Niedner and Dr. Stefan Staedter
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Definition of ELTIF

The European long-term investment fund (ELTIF) is a regulated pan-European regime for alternative investment funds (AIFs) adopted by the European legislator in 2015 and governed by the regulation on EU Long-Term Investment Funds (the ELTIF Regulation), which has been designed to be offered to both retail and professional investors across Europe.

ELTIFs may be considered to be a hybrid framework between the AIF and Undertaking for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS) regimes, which aims at facilitating cross-border distribution through a European passport allowing fund managers to distribute their products on a pan-European basis.

ELTIFs serve to promote long-term European investments in the real economy by financing long-term projects such as infrastructure, private equity or real estate projects. In addition, it constitutes a suitable investment vehicle for bringing alternative investments to a sophisticated segment of Europe’s retail investor base, enabling retail investors to invest alongside professional investors and benefit equally from regular income streams or long-term capital growth.

Furthermore, ELTIFs also help to build the capital market union and hence complement European Venture Capital Funds (EuVECA) and European Social Entrepreneurship Funds (EuSEF).

Contact our experts to learn more on how ELTIF can be suitable for your projects, and about what makes ELTIF special on aspects such as:

  • Hybrid nature (UCITS/AIF)
  • Retail Marketing
  • Diverse eligible investment assets
  • Long-term investments
  • Closed-ended fund
  • Legal structuring possibilities in Luxembourg
  • The approval procedure in Luxembourg
  • Other European Labels (EuVECAs and EuSEFs)

Why choose Arendt for advice on ELTIF?

We are here to guide you through all the stages of your project. Thanks to our wide range of lawyers specialised in investment funds, with among them Luxembourg and internationally renowned top experts, and to our strategic worldwide implementation, we are ready to help you whether it is with complex projects or just assist you from time to time on specific questions. Our expertise in all kinds of funds, strategies and assets, as well as our experience with a broad range of managers, from small start-ups to boutiques and large asset managers, allow us to provide high-quality legal advice fitted to each special need of our clients.

Our active involvement in the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI), allows us to serve as the voice of our clients and to make sure their concerns are adequately addressed.

We offer our clients a global investment management platform, supported by our offices in the world’s leading financial centres, i.e. London, New York, Paris and Hong Kong, where we can provide local assistance in respect of Luxembourg legal matters and assistance on innovative and complex matters.

We work hand in hand with our dynamic regulatory and consulting branch (Arendt Regulatory & Consulting), building a bridge between legal advice and the practical approach needed to respond properly to the regulatory challenges you face.

Also according to your needs for training, we can provide specialised and tailored courses through our Professional learning and development branch (Arendt Institute) to satisfy your increasingly complex needs, as well as to highlight the impact of legislative and regulatory developments on your global strategies.

In addition to our expertise in all queries regarding investment management, we have already gathered substantial experience within the scope of the ELTIF Regulation including the set up and structuring of ELTIFs as well as advising on day-to-day matters.

Related Newsflashes and media

Focus on ELTIF 2.0

A discussion on the legislative amendment proposal to the ELTIF Regulation and its potential to increase the uptake of ELTIFs across the EU. Claude Niedner and Dr. Stefan Staedter focused on the following topics:

  • Current ELTIF landscape
  • Luxembourg structures and the approval procedure
  • Challenges of the current regime and the proposed ELTIF Regulation 2.0


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