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EU proposals: cross-border distribution of investment funds

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VAT carousel, fiction or truth for financial institutions ?

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EU proposals: cross-border distribution of investment funds

A Proposal for a Directive which will amend, the Directive 2009/65/EC (UCITS IV Directive) and the Directive 2011/61/EU (AIFMD), was adopted on 12 March 2018 by the European Commission. The aim of the new Directive will be to facilitate the cross-border distribution of investment funds and eliminate...

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