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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.

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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.

News & insights

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Publications: 16 JULY 2021

Institutional Investor Forum: How I Made It

Following the launch of the Institutional Investor Forum, Allen & Overy’s client facing diversity and inclusion initiative, we publish our first podcast in the How I Made It series with a number of…

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Publications: 06 JULY 2021

In conversation with the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) – Navigating impact investing

As part of a closer look at impact investing, MaameYaa Kwafo-Akoto from our Institutional Investor practice speaks to Amit Bouri, CEO of the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), about what impact…

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Risk Free Rate and LIBOR Cessation – What does this mean for fund finance?

Publications: 27 OCTOBER 2020

Risk Free Rate and LIBOR cessation – what does this mean for fund finance?

Our previous note entitled ‘Great Expectations – IBOR Transition for Funds and Asset Managers’ discussed the potential impact of IBOR transition on asset managers. 

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Publications: 23 OCTOBER 2020

Great Fund Insights podcast: Measuring ESG in real asset funds – benchmarking, disclosure and driving better practice

In this podcast, Dominic von Wulffen, partner in our Funds & Asset Management Group, speaks with Steve Pringle, Director of EMEA at GRESB.

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