Our fund structuring capabilities range from providing assistance in the selection of tax domicile and choice of fund structure, applying for requisite regulatory approvals, implementing corporate governance arrangements, devising and implementing financing strategy and appointment of external administrative service providers such as custodian, depository agent, valuers and auditors.
New regulated fund vehicles can be quickly and cost efficiently established utilising either our Maltese regulated fund platform or in other jurisdictions such as Luxembourg via our network of specialist advisors.
As an Alternative Investment Manager (AIFM*), we already have in place the infrastructure and procedures which are required to efficiently launch new externally managed listed or unlisted funds.
* Application lodged. Awaiting approval from the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
Via the previous experience of our senior management, we have a complete and up to date working knowledge of achieving UCITS approvals for European listed funds/REIT’s as well as applying for and maintaining Alternative Investment Fund (AIF) status for unlisted funds in compliance with the new Alternative Investment Fund Manager Directive (AIFMD).
As an AIFM, our firm can take advantage of European pass-porting privileges to seamlessly market new funds in addition to being able to market funds in other jurisdictions such as Australia due to our corresponding authorisations.
Best-in-class external administrative service providers can be reliably engaged based on our pre-existing relationships with numerous leading custodians, depository agents, valuers and auditors.
We utilise external market research to identify key metrics and influences essential to our investment analyses and which provide an early indication of market shifts.
Identifying turning points in market conditions before they happen, is key to our being ahead of our competition and structuring funds which solve a problem or fulfil a market gap. Accurate and timely analysis of such market research helps to ensure this.
In developing investment strategies for our clients’, we anlayse relevant data with input from our asset managers who are abreast of micro-market trends and pressures. Beyond the property-level we also consider often overlooked influences such as current and anticipated investor preferences relevant for assessing exit strategy, and the liquidity of specific assets.