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 altered.

On 29 March 2019, the Central Bank issued the 33rd edition of the Central Bank AIFMD Q&A which includes a new Q&A ID 1130 in relation to Irish AIFs which acquire Chinese bonds through the Bond Connect infrastructure.

The Q&A clarifies that if an Irish authorised AIF proposes to acquire Chinese bonds through Bond Connect, the depository of the AIF, or an entity within its custodial network, must ensure it retains control over the bonds at all times.

AIFMD Thirty-third Edition

See all previous versions of the AIFMD Q&A.