Hedge Funds: the challenge is to comply but the opportunity is there

US General Counsel at Lombard Odier Asset Management, Ray Mouhadeb, explains the challenges and possible rewards of AIFMD for alternative investment and hedge fund managers.

  • Whilst hedge fund managers are faced with the challenge of being compliant, to get up and running and have the infrastructure in place to be able to distribute in the EU, there is also a great opportunity to distribute products and access types of capital that others won’t be able to.
  • Private placement regimes are the more efficient approach for targeting specific key markets whereas passporting provides opportunity to access broader distribution channels.
  • There is a myth around historic domiciliation of funds, when in reality the focus should be on the best approach for the investor base and how to tailor for this

 

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