We have a deep understanding of the asset management sector and use this to help our clients navigate the challenges and capitalise on the opportunities they face in running successful asset management businesses. Our lawyers understand that legal advice has to be delivered in a way that enables managers and funds to develop and manage their operations efficiently and effectively.
The asset management businesses we support are subject to more pressures than ever before. A constant stream of new regulation and increasingly demanding investors mean our clients, which span the full spectrum of the industry and include hedge fund managers, private debt funds, family offices, institutional managers and PE/PERE funds, require our specialist knowledge of this sector to stay ahead. Our capabilities in relation to financial services regulation, fund formation and management, trading documentation (including prime brokerage and ISDA documentation), investments (including debt, equities and real estate) and tax allow us to provide collaborative and efficient legal support to our clients across all areas of financial services. We are also proactive in helping our clients manage complex change such as big data, cybersecurity and technology optimisation in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible.
Notable deals and highlights:
Acted for a major institutional asset manager on a project to ensure full collateralisation of all of its clients' forward FX transactions.
Acting for a lender on a capital call facility to a UK private equity fund capable of being drawn by way of letters of credit to finance acquisitions and capex by its investment portfolio.
Advised Columbia Threadneedle on its acquisition of the Liverpool Victoria asset management businesses.
Advised well known clients such as GLG, Columbia Threadneedle and PSigma on outsourcing arrangements for front, middle and back office services.