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Event Date Wed Mar 30 UTC (about 2 months ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Tue Mar 29 8:00pm - Tue Mar 29 8:00pm
Location Online
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This event imposed a raft of new sustainability assessment and disclosure obligations on Asset Managers.

The Taxonomy Regulation, which supplements the SFDR Regulation became partially applicable as of January 1st, 2022. It applies to financial products promoting (Art. 8 SFDR) or have as objective (Art. 9 SFDR) the two first environmental objectives, i.e. climate change mitigation and/or climate change adaptation.

The webinar will address two key concerns:

1. What do investors and asset owners need in terms of ESG in alternative investments? We know that regulators generally aim at protecting investors from greenwashing. However, what do investors and asset owners really expect from their Asset Managers? What do they need beyond existing regulations in terms of investments, reporting, data and regulatory features? Are they differences between traditional and alternative investments?

2. Even though the application date of the regulatory technical standards (RTS) under the SFDR and as amended by the Taxonomy Regulation has been deferred to January 1st, 2023, some Art.8 and 9 SFDR funds have been launched since March 2021. However, the timing of the principal adverse impacts (PAIs) disclosures are required to be published by 30 June 2023, but the data that goes into this initial disclosure will need to stretch back to 1 January 2022. Asset Managers intending to make PAI disclosures will have to imminently prepare to collect data in advance of the final RTS.
How have Assets Managers dealt with the Regulator filing of Art.8 and 9 SFDR funds since March 2021 and how do they intend to comply with the PAIs disclosures without certainties on SFDR Level 2 RTS?

This webinar is a follow-up from last year's event “Alternative Investments and the SFDR - Are you ready?”.