By Joe Moynihan, CEO, Jersey Finance – Rafts of global regulatory initiatives are continuing to challenge traditional fund structuring models and make the fund domiciliation picture far more complex, with investor buy-in becoming absolutely vital.
Legal & Regulation
By Nicholas d’Adhemar (pictured), founder and CEO of Apperio – Private equity CFOs are spending more time on strategic tasks outside of the traditional financial role and to the benefit of their firms.
The International Accounting Standards Board (Board) has launched a public consultation on possible new accounting requirements for mergers and acquisitions involving companies within the same group – business combinations under common control.
By Jeffrey Kirk and Simon Gray – Ever innovative and commercially minded, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) has recently introduced a new regulatory regime for private equity, venture capital and other closed-ended funds – adding to its already well established, cost effective and popular stable of incubator funds and approved funds.
High set up costs could stymie the fortunes of emerging and start up managers before they even make their first step. Malta offers such organisations the opportunity to set up their business in a low-cost jurisdiction while taking advantage of the high touch service they would benefit from due to the size of the industry.
By Nicholas d’Adhemar, founder and CEO of Apperio – Slowing deal volume is just the latest factor prompting PE firms to examine the expense of outside law firms.
By Stéphane Badey, Arendt – These are uncertain times, but three solid trends driving the Luxembourg investment funds market can be highlighted.
The private equity industry is currently navigating a number of challenges in addition to the Covid-19 pandemic, which the whole world is facing. As regulation and political will around environment, social and governance (ESG) factors grows, PE firms are coming under increased pressure to incorporate this approach into their investment strategies. These firms are also keeping a close eye on the progress of the Brexit negotiations to make sure to maintain their access to Europe.
Q&A with Marcus Peter & Irina Stoliarova, GSK Stockman
What are the key trends currently driving growth and development within Luxembourg’s funds industry?
There are several macroeconomic factors which support further growth in the private equity, venture capital and real estate space in Luxembourg. Although events like Covid-19, the Brexit transition, US elections and the US-China trade war may damage this potential, managers can also find opportunity in the turmoil.