AIF Rulebook

On 14 March 2018, the Central Bank published the latest version of the AIF Rulebook. The AIF Rulebook is the Central Bank’s rulebook in relation to AIFs which contains chapters concerning Retail Investor AIF, Qualifying Investor AIF, AIF Management Companies, Fund Administrators, Alternative Investment Fund Managers and AIF Depositaries.

AIF Rulebook March 2018 | pdf 1916 KB

The Central Bank has issued guidance on a number of topics to assist users of the AIF Rulebook, including that listed below:


The AIFMD Q&A sets out answers to queries likely to arise in relation to the implementation of the AIFMD. It is published in order to assist in limiting any uncertainty until definitive positions and practices are finalised. It is not relevant to assessing compliance with regulatory requirements. You should check the website from time to time in relation to any matter of importance to you to see if the position has changed. 

On 29 October, the Central Bank issued the 43rd edition of the Central Bank AIFMD Q&A, updating Q&A ID 1139.

The amended Q&A, ID 1139, sets out the Central Bank’s position in relation to non-financial instrument assets a Depositary of Assets other than Financial Instruments (DAoFI) may safe-keep. The list of permissible non-financial asset classes has been updated to include aircraft.

See all previous versions of the AIFMD Q&A.