The new EU PRIIPs Regulation: what private equity and venture capital managers need to know

Many private equity and venture capital managers may have overlooked the forthcoming EU PRIIP Regulation assuming that, because they do not generally raise money from retail investors, the Regulation is not relevant to them.  However, the definition of “retail investors” for these purposes is unexpectedly broad, meaning the Regulation will apply where Managers raise money for their funds from high-net-worth or sophisticated investors, from local authorities, or from their “friends and family”. It may also apply in relation to staff co-investment and / or carried interest arrangements.

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