Although the AIFM directive addresses a number of different types of funds, the answers will focus on the two main categories, i.e. hedge funds (“HFs”) and private equity funds (“PE”). – While “calls for evidence” are of course a useful way to collect information, the House of Lords should be wary of the fact that under standard “regulatory capture” theory, the industry which is potentially most affected by proposed regulations will commit the highest level of resources to provide lawmakers with the best crafted arguments in order to achieve the result they desire. In our case, a good example of this may be seen in the huge quantity of work recently produced by the financial industry to present its case in the most favourable light and avoid any meaningful regulation.
Read the FEPS answers to House of Lords Call for evidence of AIFM Directive, Contribution elaborated in the frame of FEPS expert group on hedge funds
RTÉ Radio 1 talks about our case studies 'Is an EU-wide approach to the mental health crisis necessary?', published in collaboration with Think-tank for Action on Social Change (TASC)
Irish mental health services ‘too hospital-centric’
by Irish Examiner 23/03/2023
Irish Examiner article on FEPS and TASC policy study "Is an EU-wide approach to the Mental Health Crisis necessary?"
Ireland lacks key mental health services, report finds
by RTÉ 23/03/2023
RTÉ article on FEPS and TASC policy study "Is an EU-wide approach to the Mental Health Crisis necessary?"
‘No one is unemployable’: the French social experiment
by EUobserver 21/03/2023
EUobserver article on unemployment in the EU with a mention to FEPS' policy brief 'A Job Guarantee for Europe.'
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