Asset Management & Investment Funds: Experience

  • Blackstone on the establishment of Irish QIAIF unit trusts acquiring Irish property assets.
  • Fideuram Asset Management (Ireland) on the establishment of a London branch pursuant to the UCITS Directive.
  • Oaktree Capital and Targeted Investment Opportunities plc in relation to the conversion of Targeted Investment Opportunities from a public limited company to an ICAV and appointing an external AIFM.
  • AGF Investments on the establishment of its AGF Precious Metals Securities Fund, a UCITS fund seeking exposure to securities of commodity companies.
  • Value Partners on the first Irish regulated UCITS to invest in China A Shares through the Shenzhen Hong Kong Stock Connect trading link.
  • CQS (UK) LLP, a London based hedge fund manager, on the establishment of a number of Irish QIAIF sub-funds using convertible bond and credit strategies and establishment of an Irish UCITS using a smart beta strategy.
  • An Irish investment manager on the establishment of a UCITS ICAV platform with 9 sub-funds investing in model portfolios of ETFs.
  • A large European asset manager on the redomiciliation of a number of different fund products from various offshore domiciles to Ireland.
  • FundLogic SAS in relation to its Irish UCITS umbrella fund and the establishment of a range of structured and swap based UCITS products. FundLogic Global Solutions is a joint initiative between Morgan Stanley’s investment bank and its investment management division.
  • Intermediate Capital Group plc on the establishment of a qualifying investor alternative investment fund making use of the “super QIF” structure, by holding investments through Irish section 110 companies, allowing the fund to optimise the tax treatment of its investments.
  • DMS on its application for authorisation as an alternative investment fund manager under the AIFMD, additional application for authorisation as a UCITS management company (a “Super ManCo”) and on its application to passport its AIFM services into Luxembourg.
  • Hibernia REIT plc on its successful €365m fundraising and launch and its second round fundraising.
  • Van Eck Associates Corporation on the establishment and authorisation of their Irish UCITS management company and a physical ETF platform.
  • Deutsche Bank AG on the establishment and authorisation of their Irish ETF platform and structuring of a broad range of ETF products, including swap based, physical replicating, smart beta and active ETFs.
  • Irish Property Unit Trust on the establishment and authorisation of IPUT plc, the first Irish internally managed alternative investment fund under the AIFM Regulations.
  • An Irish UCITS management company on its application to passport services to Luxembourg.
  • A consortium of international investors on the establishment of a qualifying investor fund for the purpose of acquiring a portfolio of loans secured on real estate.
  • A large Danish pension fund, one of Europe’s largest pension funds, on the establishment of a UCITS investment company.
  • Oaktree Capital on the establishment of a qualifying investor fund focused on investment in Irish real estate.
  • Independent Franchise Partners (IFP) on the establishment of two UCITS umbrellas, one structured as a common contractual fund (CCF), the other as a variable capital company.
  • LBBW Asset Management on the launch of a qualifying investor fund which invests  in physical holdings of platinum and palladium.
  • Majedie Asset Management in respect of its Irish UCITS platform.
  • Sarasin & Partners on the establishment of a UCITS platform for Sarasin as a CCF with the initial sub-fund, the Sarasin Diversified Fund for Charities specifically targeting charities to take advantage of the tax transparency of the structure.
  • Strategic Active Trading Funds and its first sub-fund, Active Trading Fund. This sub-fund is a multi-manager UCITS fund seeking absolute returns in liquid markets.
  • A number of money market funds in relation to negative yield challenges and issues arising from the liquidity crisis.
  • Santander Brazil on the establishment of a Non-UCITS qualifying investor fund investing in complex currency derivative transactions and the approval of Santander Brazil as investment manager to Irish funds and a Santander group entity as promoter, a first for both entities.
  • A large US institutional investment manager on its range of Irish funds comprising an umbrella UCITS and an umbrella UCITS CCF and the establishment of its UCITS management company.
  • A UK institutional wealth manager on the establishment of a new umbrella UCITS fund which offers a multi-asset investment approach.
  • Miton Asset Management in connection with the setup of their first Irish UCITS umbrella company and launch of its first fund, the Miton Global Diversified Income Fund.
  • RBS Asset Management on the first conversion of an existing Irish UCITS to a UCITS feeder fund.
  • GR-Neam on the establishment and authorisation of a UCITS investment company.
  • Sarasin & Partners on the first unit trust redomiciliation from Guernsey to Ireland which comprises nine unit trusts and the establishment of a UCITS management company and a UCITS CCF.
  • CIMB–Principal on the establishment of a UCITS Shariah compliant umbrella with three sub-funds and the first approval of a Malaysian entity as investment manager to an Irish fund.
  • M&G Investment Management in connection with the setup of its first Irish CCF umbrella and the first sub-funds, including the M&G Inflation Opportunities Fund.
  • A promoter and investment manager on the establishment of an Irish QIF investing in private equity fund of funds.
  • Brooks Macdonald on the first Central Bank approved UCITS merger by acquisition.
  • Tendercapital Limited on the establishment of a UCITS umbrella fund with five sub funds and a QIF umbrella fund investing in infrastructure, sustainable energy, private equity and real estate assets.
  • Lothbury Investment Management Limited in respect of its three property funds and the establishment of a non-UCITS management company.
  • A number of custody service providers on compliance with the depository requirements under AIFMD.