On 23 May 2019, the CSSF disseminated a press release about the publication of an AML / CFT investment fund questionnaire in relation to money laundering and terrorist financing risks (“ML/FT risk”).
The purpose of this new questionnaire is to collect standardised key information on the money laundering and terrorist financing risk which entities subject to the supervision of the CSSF are exposed to.
This questionnaire must be completed when sending a licencing application for setting up a SIF, UCI Part II, SICAR or ELTIF. More importantly, the questionnaire should be completed by the AML/CFT Compliance Officer or a person who is responsible for the control of the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing for the relevant fund.
The CSSF must receive this questionnaire by email before it acknowledges receipt of the licensing application file. The AML/CFT questionnaire is available on the CSSF’s website under the link entitled “Forms”, depending on the type of fund intended to be launched. In addition to the questionnaire itself, certain additional documents will need to be filed with it such as declarations of beneficial ownership and declarations of honour.
The questionnaire can also be reached directly via the following link: