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Europe Made Simple For Non-EU Fund Managers

Europe Made Simple For Non-EU Fund Managers is a series of two webinars designed to provide non-EU investment managers with some top-level information they need in order to prepare – or not – to establish a firm and/or fund presence in Europe.

 

Webinar 1: Dipping Your Toes Or A Deep Dive? Launching Your Firm And Fund In Europe

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 3pm GMT / 10am Eastern

Establishing a presence in Europe is a natural growth option for non-EU based investment managers. This webinar will discuss the current state of play and some options currently available to non-EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers interested in venturing into Europe including:

The National Private Placement Regime

  • Current state of play and national gold-plating rules
  • Reverse solicitation
  • Cross Border Distribution Directive and pre-marketing

The Manco Solution

  • When does it make sense to have an EU Fund Product?
  • Standalone Funds or White Label Solution
  • What’s on the horizon for non-EU Managers willing to enter the EU from Ireland

The AIFMD review

  • At what stage are we with the review?
  • Harmonisation between UCITS and AIFMD
  • Delegation and substance and the effect of changes on management companies

 

Speakers

Eoin Motherway

Eoin Motherway, Ireland Country Head, AMX

Eoin Motherway joined AMX in 2016 to lead its team based in Ireland. He’s been in the industry for over 25 years with roles at firms like BNY Mellon, State Street and Goldman Sachs.

Eoin holds an MSc from Dublin City University, is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Chair of the Board of Directors of Shine Ireland, an organisation working with young people with autism. Eoin is a regular commentator on the Irish funds industry.  

 

Mark Shaw

Mark Shaw, Partner, Wildgen

Mark joined Wildgen in 2018. He was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2004 and specialises in the structuring and distribution of regulated and unregulated funds, and has experience across the liquidity spectrum. Before joining Wildgen, Mark worked in-house at a number of fund management businesses, where he worked with internal clients, leading them through the earliest stages of the establishment of funds and management companies, through the legal and regulatory aspects of launches, and ongoing matters relating to the management, governance and global distribution of funds.

Mark is known for his commercial and pragmatic approach to issues around fund management stemming from his background in-house. His breadth of buy-side experience in the funds industry spans structures and jurisdictions and allows him to take a uniquely broad and commercial viewpoint. While Mark specialises in funds, he is also responsible for representing the firm in the UK, assisting clients across the full range of matters of Luxembourg law, including matters relating to Brexit. He also advises on the legal issues raised by the EU’s emerging sustainable finance regulatory regime. Mark is Co-Director of the UK Chapter of the Hedge Fund Association and a lecturer at the Henley Business School (hedge fund structuring). Mark holds a Bachelor of Law (hons) from the University of Birmingham. He has been a member of the Luxembourg Bar since 2018 (List IV of the Luxembourg Bar). Mark is a financial services and funds lawyer, working across regulated and unregulated fund structuring and distribution, and broader FS/corporate/commercial matters.  His breadth of buy-side experience in the funds industry spans structures and jurisdictions and allows him to take a uniquely broad and commercial viewpoint.

 

Attilio Veneziano

Attilio Veneziano, Founder, Veneziano & Partners

Attilio Veneziano is the founder of Veneziano & Partners (www.venezianoandpartners.co.uk) and a known expert of European regulation on financial services, with a focus on European cross-border investment funds distribution. He regularly contributes to several well-known industry publications.

Mr. Veneziano is a qualified lawyer in Italy and a Solicitor in England and Wales. He started his career in London in the early 2000s as a practitioner in European extradition law. After that, he held different in-house legal positions at major financial institutions (Nomura, Barclays) focusing on the offshore investment funds industry. With more than 15 years' experience and a unique blend of diversified exposure to cross-border European matters - from European extradition cases through complex pan-European fund distribution projects - he founded Veneziano & Partners in 2013, in the aftermath of the implementation of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive. Veneziano & Partners is a leading regulatory boutique specialised in European Fund Distribution and assist fund managers with pan-European distribution endeavours of their investment funds.

Mr. Veneziano is a veteran of the Square Mile in London and today divides his time between the UK and the US to help boutique US investment fund managers of all sizes with their European cross-border distribution strategy.

 

Sponsors

Wildgen

Wildgen

Since 1923, Wildgen has been at the heart of legal practice in Luxembourg serving its clients as an independent full-service business law firm. It is today known as one of the best law firms in the country, possessing a strong track record and offering sound technical expertise. Wildgen’s practice groups offer a complete range of legal, regulatory and tax services and a wealth of experience on domestic and cross-border transactions. They provide integrated services and work closely together so the firm can act as a one-stop shop. Wildgen lawyers think strategically and pragmatically for their clients. They offer first-class service and a client-focused approach, speaking fluent English and a number of other key languages.

Wildgen’s Investment Funds Practice Group has developed expertise in all aspects of advice relating to both retail and alternative investment funds, working throughout the fund lifecycle, from preliminary structuring analysis, through to setting-up the fund complex, both sides of the due diligence process and ongoing day-to-day advice. They assist international institutional investors and sponsors, family offices, asset managers, private equity and venture capital funds, HNWIs and service providers, all of whom benefit from the lawyers’ expertise as well as from their commitment to quality.

 

AMX

AMX (The Asset Management Exchange)

AMX is an institutional platform designed to bring greater efficiency to the institutional asset management industry globally. AMX offers a better way for investors to invest in external asset managers and for asset managers to access significant capital.

AMX provides centralised back office and standardised fund infrastructure, reducing cost and resource duplication, delivering scale benefits to both sides of the market while increasing transparency and improving governance. 

AMX standardises, centralises and streamlines the process of investing so it works better for everyone.

 

Veneziano & Partners

 

Veneziano & Partners

Veneziano & Partners is an international consulting boutique specialised in the European regulation of cross-border fund distribution and global fund registration services under UCITS & AIFMD. In catering to a selected group of investment managers, hedge fund managers and financial institution worldwide, the firm offers a custom-made service that is unique and allows its clients to gain competitive advantage in an ever increasingly regulated environment for cross-border fund distribution of offshore investment funds under UCITS & AIFMD.

 

Association Partner

Hedge Fund Association

Hedge Fund Association

The Hedge Fund Association, HFA, is an International not for profit industry trade and nonpartisan lobbying organization devoted to advancing transparency, development and trust in alternative investments. HFA’s global presence spans 5 continents and over 14 countries.

Membership in HFA includes hedge fund, private equity, venture capital, real estate and wealth management firms, family offices, private banks, broker-dealers, funds of funds, pension funds, endowments and foundations, high net worth individuals, allocators, and service providers including prime brokers, administrators, custodians, auditors, lawyers, risk managers, technologists and third-party marketers.