AIF Rulebook

On 11 March 2024, 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 AIFs, Qualifying Investor AIFs, European Long-Term Investment Funds, AIF Management Companies, Fund Administrators, Alternative Investment Fund Managers and AIF Depositaries.

AIF Rulebook- March 2024 | pdf 2035 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 27 November 2023, the Central Bank published the 49th Edition of the AIFMD Q&A.

The 49th Edition revises existing Q&A ID 1126 to clarify that where an AIF is required to produce a PRIIPs KID, this should be filed through the Portal in accordance with the Central Bank’s guidance on the filing of a PRIIPs KID.

The 49th Edition also features the publication of three new Q&As (IDs 1157, 1158 and 1159) which considers what is permissible when a RIAIF/QIAIF invests through a subsidiary.

See all previous versions of the AIFMD Q&A here.