Real Asset Funds

We assist hedge funds at all stages of their life cycle. We have specialists in fund structuring, trading and tax who advise both established funds and start-ups in every aspect of their operation. We know the industry, understand investment strategies and help clients in a commercial and practical way.

We assist our hedge fund clients with:

  • fund structuring, formation and operation;
  • drafting and negotiating the fund's offering documents as well as all ancillary legal documents (such as articles, investment management/advisory agreements, administration/custody agreements, prime brokerage agreements, ISDA and credit support documentation, GMRA, credit and equity derivatives);
  • FCA authorisation;
  • governance issues;
  • advice on fund marketing documentation and assistance with regulatory issues;
  • employee and partner compensation arrangements and tax advice;
  • measures to address AIFMD, MiFID, EMIR and other relevant legislation;
  • co-ordination of US tax and securities aspects, including ERISA, CFTC, Dodd-Frank and SEC registration;
  • negotiation of managed accounts and managed account platforms; and
  • advising on seeding early-stage hedge fund managers and their funds.

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