McCann FitzGerald's Asset Management and Investment Funds Group brings together legal, Our Asset Management and Investment Funds Group brings together legal, regulatory, derivatives, stock exchange listing, corporate governance, tax and business advisory expertise. Our clients include a wide range of fund managers and fund service providers, including some of the largest investment managers in the international and domestic funds markets.
We provide a full range of legal, company secretarial and regulatory services to Irish authorised funds and their managers. We also advise, administrators, depositaries and seed investors in those funds.
We have in-depth, specialist experience in areas including UCITS, structured products, ETFs, alternative investment funds (both retail and qualified), money market funds, managed account platforms, hedge funds, closed-ended funds, private equity funds and real estate funds (including REITs).
Our group advises extensively on the structuring and establishment of investment funds of all types and structures. We have acted as project managers and legal advisers for the establishment of a number of complex and innovative structures and are regularly at the forefront of developments in the funds industry. Our "firsts" include being one of the first Irish law firms to advise on:
- Complex UCITS funds
- Irish-domiciled ETFs
- Alternative investment fund manager authorisations
- Managed account platforms
- The redomiciliation of a Cayman Island fund by way of continuation
- Closed-ended funds
- Investing by an Irish fund in China A-shares
We regularly advise our clients on the full complement of regulatory requirements impacting on investment funds. This encompasses advice on fund management company governance issues, including, fitness and probity and related requirements. We advise clients on remuneration policies and practices, risk, valuations and conflicts policies and procedures, tailored advice on anti-money laundering requirements and cyber security requirements.
We have extensive experience in advising on all aspects of supervisory engagement ranging from reporting requirements to themed inspections, regulatory investigations and administrative sanctions. We also provide fund registration and passporting services in the context of UCITS and alternative investment funds.
We also offer a dedicated investment funds company secretarial service and other compliance services to support funds and management companies through our Corporate Secretarial & Compliance Services Group.
"Boasts significant experience of investment funds and financial services work, offering expertise in the legal and regulatory aspects to a range of hedge funds and investment firms. Knowledgeable of complex funds-related tax issues." Chambers, 2016