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Geographical focus (AIF Questions 78 - 93)

Provide a geograhical breakdown of the investments held by the AIF by percentage of the total net asset value of the AIF [78] - [85]

Provide a geographical breakdown of the investments held by the AIF by percentage of the total aggregated value [86] - [93]

Explanation on geograhical breakdown by the ESMA AIFMD Q&A:

Question 73 [last update 02 December 2015]:

How should AIFMs determine the geographical focus of assets in which they invest such as stocks, bonds or financial derivatives (questions 78 to 85 of the consolidated template for AIF-specific information)?

Answer 73:

AIFMs should take into account the domicile of the company/entity to which the AIFs have an exposure. For example, if an AIF invests in a stock of a company domiciled in Europe but traded in the US, the corresponding geographical area would be Europe and not North-America. Similarly, an AIF that invest in a bond issued in the US market by a company domiciled in the Europe should select Europe. For financial derivative instruments such as options, AIFMs should look at the financial instrument underlying the financial derivative instruments and apply the same approach as for stocks and bonds.

Refer to the table below to determine wich geographical area should be selected per country.

CodeCountryGeographical area
BEBelgiumEurope (EEA)
LULuxembourgEurope (EEA)
DEGermanyEurope (EEA)
EEEstoniaEurope (EEA)
GRGreeceEurope (EEA)
ESSpainEurope (EEA)
FRFranceEurope (EEA)
IEIrelandEurope (EEA)
ITItalyEurope (EEA)
CYCyprusEurope (EEA)
MTMaltaEurope (EEA)
NLNetherlandsEurope (EEA)
ATAustriaEurope (EEA)
PTPortugalEurope (EEA)
SISloveniaEurope (EEA)
SKSlovakiaEurope (EEA)
FIFinlandEurope (EEA)
4FEuropean Central Bank (ECB)Europe (EEA)
4SEuropean Stability Mechanism (ESM)Europe (EEA)
DKDenmarkEurope (EEA)
SESwedenEurope (EEA)
GBUnited KingdomEurope (EEA)
BGBulgariaEurope (EEA)
CZCzech RepublicEurope (EEA)
HRCroatiaEurope (EEA)
HUHungaryEurope (EEA)
LTLithuaniaEurope (EEA)
LVLatviaEurope (EEA)
PLPolandEurope (EEA)
RORomaniaEurope (EEA)
4AEuropean Union Institutions (excluding ECB and ESM)Europe (EEA)
ISIcelandEurope (EEA)
LILiechtensteinEurope (EEA)
NONorwayEurope (EEA)
ADAndorraEurope (Other than EEA)
ALAlbaniaEurope (Other than EEA)
BABosnia and HerzegovinaEurope (Other than EEA)
BYBelarusEurope (Other than EEA)
FOFaroe IslandsEurope (Other than EEA)
GGGuernseyEurope (Other than EEA)
GIGibraltarEurope (Other than EEA)
IMIsle of ManEurope (Other than EEA)
JEJerseyEurope (Other than EEA)
MDMoldovaEurope (Other than EEA)
MEMontenegroEurope (Other than EEA)
MKMacedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic ofEurope (Other than EEA)
RSSerbiaEurope (Other than EEA)
RURussian FederationEurope (Other than EEA)
SMSan MarinoEurope (Other than EEA)
TRTurkeyEurope (Other than EEA)
UAUkraineEurope (Other than EEA)
VAHoly See (Vatican City State)Europe (Other than EEA)
CHSwitzerlandEurope (Other than EEA)
DZAlgeriaAfrica
EGEgyptAfrica
LYLibyaAfrica
MAMoroccoAfrica
TNTunisiaAfrica
AOAngolaAfrica
BFBurkina FasoAfrica
BIBurundiAfrica
BJBeninAfrica
BWBotswanaAfrica
CDCongo, the Democratic Republic of theAfrica
CFCentral African RepublicAfrica
CGCongoAfrica
CICôte d’IvoireAfrica
CMCameroonAfrica
CVCape VerdeAfrica
DJDjiboutiAfrica
EREritreaAfrica
ETEthiopiaAfrica
GAGabonAfrica
GHGhanaAfrica
GMGambiaAfrica
GNGuineaAfrica
GQEquatorial GuineaAfrica
GWGuinea-BissauAfrica
IOBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryAfrica
KEKenyaAfrica
KMComorosAfrica
LRLiberiaAfrica
LSLesothoAfrica
MGMadagascarAfrica
MLMaliAfrica
MRMauritaniaAfrica
MUMauritiusAfrica
MWMalawiAfrica
MZMozambiqueAfrica
NANamibiaAfrica
NENigerAfrica
NGNigeriaAfrica
RWRwandaAfrica
SCSeychellesAfrica
SDSudanAfrica
SHSt Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaAfrica
SLSierra LeoneAfrica
SNSenegalAfrica
SOSomaliaAfrica
STSao Tome and PrincipeAfrica
SSSouth SudanAfrica
SZSwazilandAfrica
TDChadAfrica
TGTogoAfrica
TZTanzaniaAfrica
UGUgandaAfrica
ZASouth AfricaAfrica
ZMZambiaAfrica
ZWZimbabweAfrica
CACanadaNorth America
GLGreenlandNorth America
USUnited StatesNorth America
AGAntigua and BarbudaSouth America
AIAnguillaSouth America
AWArubaSouth America
BBBarbadosSouth America
BMBermudaSouth America
BQBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaSouth America
BSBahamasSouth America
BZBelizeSouth America
CRCosta RicaSouth America
CUCubaSouth America
CWCuraçaoSouth America
DMDominicaSouth America
DODominican RepublicSouth America
GDGrenadaSouth America
GTGuatemalaSouth America
HNHondurasSouth America
HTHaitiSouth America
JMJamaicaSouth America
KNSt Kitts and NevisSouth America
KYCayman IslandsSouth America
LCSaint LuciaSouth America
MSMontserratSouth America
MXMexicoSouth America
NINicaraguaSouth America
PAPanamaSouth America
SVEl SalvadorSouth America
SXSint MaartenSouth America
TCTurks and Caicos IslandsSouth America
TTTrinidad and TobagoSouth America
VCSt Vincent and the GrenadinesSouth America
VGVirgin Islands, BritishSouth America
VIVirgin Islands, U.S.South America
ARArgentinaSouth America
BOBoliviaSouth America
BRBrazilSouth America
CLChileSouth America
COColombiaSouth America
ECEcuadorSouth America
FKFalkland IslandsSouth America
GYGuyanaSouth America
PEPeruSouth America
PYParaguaySouth America
SRSurinameSouth America
UYUruguaySouth America
VEVenezuelaSouth America
ILIsraelMiddle East
IRIranMiddle East
AEUnited Arab EmiratesMiddle East
BHBahrainMiddle East
IQIraqMiddle East
KWKuwaitMiddle East
OMOmanMiddle East
QAQatarMiddle East
SASaudi ArabiaMiddle East
YEYemenMiddle East
AMArmeniaMiddle East
AZAzerbaijanMiddle East
GEGeorgiaMiddle East
JOJordanMiddle East
LBLebanonMiddle East
PSPalestinian TerritoryMiddle East
SYSyriaMiddle East
AFAfghanistanAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
BDBangladeshAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
BNBrunei DarussalamAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
BTBhutanAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
CNChinaAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
HKHong KongAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
IDIndonesiaAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
INIndiaAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
JPJapanAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
KGKyrgyzstanAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
KHCambodiaAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
KPNorth KoreaAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
KRSouth KoreaAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
KZKazakhstanAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
LALaosAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
LKSri LankaAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
MMBurma/MyanmarAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
MNMongoliaAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
MOMacaoAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
MVMaldivesAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
MYMalaysiaAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
NPNepalAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
PHPhilippinesAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
PKPakistanAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
SGSingaporeAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
THThailandAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
TJTajikistanAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
TLTimor-LesteAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
TMTurkmenistanAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
TWTaiwanAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
UZUzbekistanAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
VNViet NamAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
AUAustraliaAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
FJFijiAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
FMMicronesia, Federated States ofAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
KIKiribatiAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
MHMarshall IslandsAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
MPNorthern Mariana IslandsAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
NCNew CaledoniaAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
NRNauruAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
NZNew ZealandAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
PFFrench PolynesiaAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
PGPapua New GuineaAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
PNPitcairnAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
PWPalauAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
SBSolomon IslandsAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
TOTongaAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
TVTuvaluAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
VUVanuatuAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
WFWallis and FutunaAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
WSSamoaAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
CCCocos (Keeling) IslandsAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
CXChristmas IslandAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
HMHeard Island and McDonald IslandsAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
NFNorfolk IslandAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
ASAmerican SamoaAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
GUGuamAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
UMUS Minor Outlying IslandsAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
CKCook IslandsAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
NUNiueAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
TKTokelauAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
AQAntarcticaAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
BVBouvet IslandAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
GSSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)
TFFrench Southern and Antarctic LandsAsia and Pacific (other than Middle East)

Based on Annex III of the ESMA Guidelines on reporting obligations under Articles 3(3)(d) and 24(1), (2) and (4) of the AIFMD: Table of geographical areas.

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