On 19 October 2022, the Council of the EU announced that provisional agreement had been reached on the review of the regulation on European long-term investment funds (ELTIF) in order to make these investment funds more attractive.
In their alignment, the co-legislators intend to overcome a number of supply-side and demand-side limitations. They clarified in particular the scope of eligible assets and investments, portfolio composition and diversification requirements, and conditions for borrowing and lending of cash and other fund rules, including sustainability aspects. The package also includes rules to make it easier for retail investors to invest in ELTIFs while ensuring strong investor protection.
Following technical and legal revision, the finalised text will be submitted for the adoption by the Council and the European Parliament.