Diference UCITS and AIFMD

I’m reading the part of regulations and is quite confusing.

Basically the UCITS is the more “general” body of control for EU investment firms and the AIFMD is a more concrete body that regulate alternative investments in the EU. Am I right? If a firm is under AIFMD watch then it is also under the UCITs watch but not the other way around right?

well, you are partly right from what i understand. your first part is correct.

ucits is the more broad regulation, it regulates the investments in publicly traded securites and is a SET of regulations.

the aifmd is a european regulation which is a) in particular to adress issues arising from financial crisis 07/08 and b) is only for alternative investments.