ICAV - The New Irish Collective Asset-Management Vehicle

July 22, 2015

Ireland enacted legislation this year which provides for a new type of corporate fund - the Irish Collective Asset-management Vehicle (ICAV). The ICAV is an innovative corporate structure specifically designed for use as an investment fund. It features a number of specific advantages when compared to previous corporate structures available for use as funds in Ireland, one of the primary jurisdictions for domiciling investment funds in Europe. In this article, Dechert partner Mark Browne outlines the salient features of the ICAV, highlights its differentiating characteristics and explores the instances where it is most likely to be of assistance to fund promoters in both the traditional and alternative spaces.

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