A guide to the most popular jurisdictions for alternative funds

Fund Dom Report 22

We released the first edition of our Fund Domiciliation report in 2020, and, against the backdrop of an ever-evolving regulatory landscape, we have worked on an updated version of our report.

The 2022 edition aims to provide fund managers with a composite overview of the most popular jurisdictions for alternative funds, guiding them in this crucial selection process.

The alternative asset management industry has been growing recently, and this is obviously good news for the jurisdictions which house their funds. Forecasts, such as those by Preqin, suggest that the growth will continue over the next five years – and, indeed, may well even grow stronger.

In the past, fund domiciliation decision-making was predominantly influenced by factors such as the reputation of a jurisdiction, investor sentiment, set-up timelines and processes, regulations, costs, and the quality of the service providers. When writing our 2022 report, we’ve also taken into consideration additional aspects, such as Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS), the current geo-political situation, and the drive to introduce local economic substance requirements for companies’ tax residency. Domicile decision-making for the alternative fund industry has entered the era of geographic challenges and opportunities.

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We would like to thank IFI Global for all their support in this endeavour, and we hope that alternative fund managers will find the latest version of our Fund Domiciliation report useful as they narrow down the domicile that most suits their funds’ requirements.

IQ-EQ has a proven track record in assisting fund managers while keeping up to date with the latest trends influencing the choice of jurisdiction among global fund domiciles.

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