Key Considerations When Launching a Fund on a Third-Party UCITS or AIFMD Compliant Platform

June 24, 2014

The use of established third-party platforms has become increasingly popular for asset managers launching UCITS-compliant funds in recent years. The indicators are that this trend is likely to be even more pronounced among managers seeking to establish alternative funds in compliance with the AIFMD. This sector has grown massively in recent years as the cost and complications involved in a new launch have expanded – and as managers have sought to access new markets for distribution through the use of more complex on-shore regulated products, rather than the traditional offshore routes previously favoured.

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