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 21 December 2022, the Central Bank published the 46th Edition of the Central Bank AIFMD Q&A.

This new edition revises Q&A ID 1126, which considers if AIFs in scope of the PRIIPs Regulation are required to file KIDs with the Central Bank. The Q&A sets out the the Central Bank’s requirement that Retail Investor AIFs which produce PRIIPs KIDs shall file these on an ex post basis. This will include periodic updates to existing KIDs.  The first annual reporting of such KIDs will take place in January 2024.

See all previous versions of the AIFMD Q&A.