Funds and Financial Services

Our Funds and Financial Services team advises our private equity and real estate clients on the entire fundraising process, including marketing their funds to investors, setting market-standard commercial terms of the fund, agreeing documents with investors and closing the fund. The team works closely with tax colleagues to design structures based in jurisdictions such as Jersey, Cayman Islands and Luxembourg as well as the UK that are suitable for the asset class and investment strategy as well as the investor base, whilst keeping the structures as simple as possible to operate.  

The team assists institutional and boutique fund managers across private equity and real estate including specialist strategies across growth capital, venture capital, credit and those raising buy-and-build platforms. The team acts for managers whether they are raising a discretionary fund, spinning out of an existing institution or raising a series of co-investment funds. They also assist institutions and Mishcon family office clients on their fund investment and co-investment programmes.  

The team's financial services experience is broad, helping unregulated entities and individuals understand whether they need to become FCA authorised, advising on the marketing of financial products, appointed representative arrangements, interpretation of the FCA Rules and Guidance and guiding clients through complex UK anti-money laundering and proceeds of crime legislation. The team also regularly advises on the consumer credit regime and regulated mortgages. The team also advises our fund clients, helping them to navigate the UK regulatory implications of their fund structures, marketing rules and their obligations under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive and the EuVECA regime.

Services

Funds:

  • Fund structuring and establishment, including regulatory and tax advice
  • AIFMD and EuVECA guidance
  • Marketing of funds
  • Structuring and formation of the manager/adviser
  • Disputes over carried interest
  • Ongoing regulatory advice
  • Funds due diligence

Financial services:

  • Perimeter guidance: whether proposed or existing activities require FCA authorisation
  • Interpretation of FCA rules and guidance on FSMA legislation
  • Appointed representative arrangements
  • Change of control
  • Appointment & removal of FCA approved persons
  • Collective investment schemes
  • Financial promotion/marketing of financial products
  • Advising fund managers on AIFMD and other relevant regulations
  • Anti-money laundering/proceeds of crime
  • Consumer credit

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