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Purpose of this site

EFAMA has created the EFAMA Web Site as part of its efforts to improve public awareness and understanding of the investment funds industry and the policy issues that affect it.


The EFAMA Web Site also provides as an on-going interactive process other basic information about the investment funds industry in Europe. The site’s perceived target audience is very varied, ranging from individuals seeking a better understanding of investment funds, to public authorities at national and European level as well as professionals from within the industry. The aim is to provide in a single area a wide selection of investment funds’ oriented information such as European legislation and regulation, aggregate statistical data, a cross-section of relevant (internal and external) research material, studies and reports from private and public bodies as well as educational pages.


Please note that this site is not intended to address questions about individual investments or to give professional or legal advice. If you are seeking such information, please contact directly investment fund sponsors, their bank or financial adviser or any other financial or otherwise suitably qualified professional.



This site is compatible with the following browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 7, 8 or 9 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Mozilla Firefox (latest version)
  • Safari (latest version)

The site needs the following minimum requirements to be properly displayed:

  • 1024*768 screen resolution
  • Acrobat Reader™ plug-in or application
  • Microsoft Office™ compatible reader or application

Document formats

As our material contains many graphics, most of the documents on this site are stored as .pdf files (Portable Document Format). This format supports design-intensive documents independent of the computer platform. Acrobat Reader™ (4.0 or higher) is required to view these files. It can be downloaded free of charge from Adobe's website. Although .pdf files are typically larger than .html files (the web's default format), you may find the images, graphs, illustrations, colours, fonts and other features well worth the longer download times. We have "optimised" these files for printing. Acrobat 4.0 Reader™ or higher is needed to view optimised .pdf files. Once you have downloaded a document the first time, it is "cached" in your system and will load faster thereafter. To determine how long a document will take to download, we recommend the File Download Time Calculator.


When viewing .pdf files, use the page icons on the toolbar to size the page within your screen. Use the magnifying glass icons to zoom in or pull back from the page. The hand icon allows you to move the page onscreen. You can move from page to page by using the arrow icons or the thumbnail pages in the left margin. Unlike .html files, where links are colour-coded, links in .pdf files can be identified by a change in the cursor: the hand icon becomes a pointing finger.

Please note that the onscreen electronic page numbers generated by the Acrobat reader do not necessarily correspond to the publication's printed page numbers.



While our goal is to keep this information timely and accurate, EFAMA cannot accept any responsibility or liability with regard to the material on this site. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. EFAMA reserves the right to amend, add, or remove any or all of the pages, or content thereof, on its web site without prior notice.


EFAMA does not accept any responsibility or liability with respect to linked external sites over which it has no control.


EFAMA cannot guarantee that a document available online exactly reproduces an officially adopted text; for instance, only European Union legislation published in the paper editions of the Official Journal of the European Communities is deemed authentic.

​Copyright and linking policies

EFAMA makes the information on its site available to everyone. You may store any of the information on your own computer for your personal non-commercial use only, you may print copies of the information for your personal non-commercial use only, and you may link to this information from your site. You may cite or refer to the information in this site in any media provided you include proper attribution indicating EFAMA as the source and as the URL.


Unless otherwise noted, the entire contents of this site, including text and images, belongs exclusively to EFAMA. With the exception of brief excerpts properly attributed, you may not without EFAMA's express written consent distribute the text or graphics to others (except through hyperlinks); you may not reproduce, modify, or reuse the text or graphics; and you may not "mirror" or "frame" this information on your own server.

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