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With multiple developments in the choices for fund structuring and the consequences of those choices, Jersey Finance and Trowers & Hamlins jointly hosted a webinar with the objective of providing useful insights relevant to fund promoters, asset managers, investors and industry profession.

Our panel of experts included:

  • Brian Howard, Jeremy Ingham and Nick Green, Partners at Trowers & Hamlins
  • Faizal Bhana, Director, Middle East, Africa and India, Jersey Finance
  • Elliot Refson, Head of Funds, Jersey Finance
  • Dean Hodcroft, Founding Partner and Chief Financial Officer, Cale Street
  • Paul Perris, Chief Commercial Officer, Crestbridge
  • Wajdi Al Jallad, Managing Director, Keypoint

They discussed wide ranging and interesting topics covering:

  • Trends we are seeing in fund structuring and, in particular, funds domiciliation, 
  • key considerations for choosing fund structure and domicile and the increasing investor influence over such decisions,
  • challenges faced in relation to regulatory developments across a number of jurisdictions as well as improvements and opportunities created, 
  • opportunities for European capital raising for regional investors,
  • the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on funds and the changing relationship between funds and their investors, 
  • new opportunities and structures offered in the GCC and internationally, 
  • certain sector specific issues to consider when establishing funds, 
  • the use of shari'ah compliant wrappers for conventional investments,
  • challenges to the conventional fund model such as discretionary accounts and permanent capital funds