Cayman Islands Investment Funds Advice

Our Investment funds team has extensive experience in advising investment managers on the formation, structuring and launch of a broad range of investment funds in the Cayman Islands.

  • Loeb Smith advises on a comprehensive set of investment fund areas including:

    • Hedge Funds
    • Private Equity Funds
    • Real Estate Funds
    • Distressed Funds
    • Other Asset Classes

    Loeb Smith attorneys are experts in advising on the formation, structuring, launch, re-organisation and on-going issues relating to Cayman Islands investment funds.

Recent fund manager representations have included working with international counsel on:

The structuring, formation and launch of several private equity funds structured as segregated portfolio companies targeting private equity opportunities across several emerging Latin America and Asian markets. The structuring, formation and launch of a private equity fund structured as segregated portfolio company (with two of its segregated portfolios making a Shariah compliant offering) targeting private equity opportunities across the MENA region.
Advising a US institutional investor on the subscription terms, redemption terms, imposition of redemption restrictions, and the enforceability of its side letter with the fund and its manager in connection with its seed capital investment in a large multi-strategy hedge fund. Advising on the soft wind down of a number of Distressed Funds and the sale of a number of their Madoff related claims on the secondary market.

Related Publications

Legal Update - Renewal of Director Registration for 2019 12 Nov 2018 Legal Update - Renewal of Director Registration for 2019 Guidance for Directors registered with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority under The Directors Registration and Licensing Law Read More
Undertaking Voluntary Liquidations of Cayman Islands Entities prior to 31 December 2018 29 Oct 2018 Undertaking Voluntary Liquidations of Cayman Islands Entities prior to 31 December 2018 As the conclusion of 2018 approaches, clients should give some thought to whether or not they have Cayman entities which they wish to liquidate prior to the end of 2018 for, among other things, the purpose of avoiding annual government registration f Read More
Deadline for Notifying CIMA of the Appointment of AML Officers to Cayman Investment Funds Launched Prior to 1 June 2018 has been extended to 31 December 2018. 2 Oct 2018 Deadline for Notifying CIMA of the Appointment of AML Officers to Cayman Investment Funds Launched Prior to 1 June 2018 has been extended to 31 December 2018. The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (“CIMA”) has extended the deadline for each Cayman domiciled investment fund to designate and appoint natural persons to act as its AMLCO, MLRO and DMLRO to 31 December 2018. Read More
Deadline for Appointing AML Officers to Cayman Investment Funds launched Prior to 1 June 2018 is September 30th 2018 31 Aug 2018 Deadline for Appointing AML Officers to Cayman Investment Funds launched Prior to 1 June 2018 is September 30th 2018 In our last Legal Update (see link below) on how the Anti-Money Laundering Regulations (2018 Revision) of the Cayman Islands ("AML Regulations") have impacted Cayman Islands investment funds, we explained that the AML Regulations required each Cayman Read More
THE CAYMAN ISLANDS' ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING REGULATIONS (2018 REVISION) - HOW WILL IT AFFECT CAYMAN FUNDS? 23 Apr 2018 THE CAYMAN ISLANDS' ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING REGULATIONS (2018 REVISION) - HOW WILL IT AFFECT CAYMAN FUNDS? The Anti-Money Laundering Regulations (2018 Revision) of the Cayman Islands (AML Regulations), have expanded the scope of Cayman Islands anti-money laundering regime Read More
Top Ten Best Practices for an ICO Founders’ Team:  A View from the Cayman Islands 28 Mar 2018 Top Ten Best Practices for an ICO Founders’ Team: A View from the Cayman Islands In a research paper on initial coin offerings (“ICOs”) published in December 2017 , it was noted that fewer projects had reached their financing goals in November 2017 than in the previous months. Read More
Cayman’s new AML/CFT regime 7 Feb 2018 Cayman’s new AML/CFT regime Discussion of why Cayman authorities needed to revamp/update the existing AML regulations and what was the catalyst Read More
New Enforcement Powers for CIMA are now in Force 17 Jan 2018 New Enforcement Powers for CIMA are now in Force New Enforcement Powers for CIMA to impose Administrative Fines on Cayman Islands’ Regulated Funds and Investment Managers are now in Force. Read More

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