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A guide to the most popular jurisdictions for alternative funds

05 Feb 2020

Last week saw the release of IQ-EQ’s new Fund Domiciliation Report – our guide to the most popular jurisdictions for alternative funds.

This report comes in the context of an exciting era in alternative fund investing, with alternative fund assets forecast to reach $14 trillion by 2023. As alternative investing expands globally, decisions regarding where to domicile an alternative fund are becoming increasingly complicated.

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. Now, three additional factors are dominating the thinking: the advent of Brexit, Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS), and the drive to introduce local economic substance requirements for companies’ tax residency. Domicile decision-making for the alternative fund industry has entered a new era of geographic challenges and opportunities.

The IQ-EQ Fund Domicilation Report discusses these trends in more detail before examining the alternative funds offering of each of our key jurisdictions worldwide. Click below to find out more and download a digital copy of the report:

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The official launch of this report takes place this evening at the IQ-EQ Thought Leadership Series event in London, during which a panel of industry experts will discuss the impact of evolving regulations on fund domicile selection. We also have fantastic guest speakers lined up from Preqin and the United Nations, so it’s an event not to be missed!

Stay tuned on social media for insights from the event, and if you’d like to discuss our fund domiciliation insights, please feel free to contact me or any of our experts featured throughout the report.

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