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Funds and Asset Management

As a dedicated global funds and asset management group, we provide our clients with market-leading expertise combined with a commercial approach to ensure creative and practical solutions to the challenges they face.

We are a market-leading funds and asset management practice providing a full-service offering to fund managers and institutional investor clients. With asset management, tax and regulatory professionals in all of the major financial centres, our global coverage, local knowledge and responsiveness are second to none. 

For more than 25 years, we have helped our clients navigate an increasingly regulated and competitive environment, creating innovative solutions to complex problems, and building long-standing relationships with our clients as a result.

We offer expertise in the key regions, with teams in the U.S. and UK, Luxembourg. In addition we have invested to expand our teams in the Middle East, Asia and Australia and have strong relationships with law firms in the key offshore jurisdictions for the industry.

Areas we advise and assist clients on include:

  • Fund establishments – across all the main asset classes and covering both retail and alternative investment fund structures.
  • Investment management – drafting and negotiating fund investments, IMAs, custody and prime brokerage agreements
  • Regulatory reform – putting in place compliance programmes for asset managers operating in the UK, EU, U.S. and Asia-Pacific.
  • Corporate and financing transactions – involving asset managers, underlying assets and fund transfers, across private equity, debt, real estate and infrastructure.
  • Private credit – working with lenders, borrowers and sponsors at all levels of the capital structure.
  • Distressed investments and restructuring – utilising the full range of solutions and international options available to sophisticated investors.
  • Industry consultations – working with individual clients or trade bodies to effectively represent their views before regulators and government.

Working with our sector teams in real estate, private equity and infrastructure we also offer asset managers full life-cycle support in dealing with the assets you choose to invest in.

Women's History Month 2023

Women in Funds

For decades, Women’s History Month has been a time to reflect on women’s contribution to contemporary society. It celebrates what women can achieve, both individually and by supporting each other. 

aosphere

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aosphere makes the complex simple and useful.

We provide an online subscription reports service for legal and compliance teams who want to understand cross-border risks in real time. We transform detailed, multi-jurisdictional information into simple, user-friendly formats. This provides instant and up-to-date answers to global regulatory and compliance challenges.

Great Fund Insights

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Great Fund Insights is a global resource providing practical insights into legal and regulatory developments affecting fund managers and institutional investors across Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the U.S. These insights are regularly updated by our global funds and asset management group to highlight the key trends in the alternative investment industry.

Download Financing the Economy 2021

Download the report to find out how direct lenders are integrating sustainability principles into their investment strategies.

 

News and insights

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Publications: 03 May 2023

Women in Funds: A Conversation with Heather Henyon, Founding Partner of Mindshift Capital

In the next episode of the Women in Funds series of interviews, funds & asset management partner Zeeshan Ahmedani (Los Angeles) discusses topical diversity, equity & inclusion (DE&I) and industry…

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Publications: 21 April 2023

Institutional Investor Forum: How I Made It – an interview with Nadine Buckland

As part of the Institutional Investor Forum's 'How I Made It' series, MaameYaa Kwafo-Akoto and Christina Pope speak with Nadine Buckland, Managing Partner for Zenzic Capital.

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Publications: 30 March 2023

Institutional Investor Forum: How I Made It – an interview with Kadijah Amoah

As part of the Institutional Investor Forum's 'How I Made It' series, MaameYaa Kwafo-Akoto and Karen Boadu speak with Kadijah Amoah, Chief Executive Officer for Aker Energy Ghana Limited.

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Publications: 21 March 2023

Podcast: Selecting your Fund Domicile - Ireland

The next episode of Selecting your Fund Domicile covers topical fund trends in Ireland. A&O Middle East Funds & Asset Management Partner Kamar Jaffer moderates a discussion about key legal, regulatory…

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