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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.
  • M&A and corporate transactions – involving asset managers, underlying assets and fund transfers.
  • 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.

News & insights

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Publications: 30 JULY 2020

The Volker Rule 2.1 Final rule implementing amendments to the Volcker rule

On 25 June 2020, the easing of restrictions in the Volcker Rule, formulated as part of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, will permit banks to invest in certain covered funds. 

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Publications: 15 JUNE 2020

Great Secondaries – Liquidity from PE and other illiquid asset fund investments

Looking beyond Covid-19, investors want to understand how they can reshape their private equity and illiquid asset fund portfolios. 

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Great Expectations – IBOR transition for Funds and Asset Managers

Publications: 08 JUNE 2020

Great Expectations – IBOR transition for Funds and Asset Managers

Fund and asset managers will need to carefully consider the impact of the IBOR transition on their business and take action significantly before the end of 2021 to enable them to properly prepare. 

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Publications: 31 MARCH 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: NAV issues in open-ended real estate funds

The Covid-19 pandemic and resulting government lockdowns have brought intense volatility both to financial markets and the real economy, and a sharp return of challenges that confronted asset managers…

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