Hedge fund managers have come through turbulent times to reach new highs with HRF reporting that the global hedge fund industry exceeded $2 trillion for the first time in its history in 2011. Notwithstanding this success, the hedge fund industry faces several challenges.
New regulatory requirements – the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) in Europe and SEC registration under Dodd Frank in the US – create serious compliance challenges and will impose significant costs.
While alternative investment fund managers have always been at the cutting edge, competition, product complexity and the pace of innovation has intensified further under fee pressure and investor demands for genuine alpha.
On top of these challenges, the continued institutionalisation of the investor base has created increased demands for more transparency and timely delivery of information.
Hedge fund managers need service providers that can assist them in meeting these challenges. With an abundance of hedge fund administrators servicing in excess of 40% of global alternative investment assets, Ireland stands out as the undisputed global leader in this space. Irish fund administrators have unrivalled expertise in servicing complex funds while the Irish Qualifying Investor Fund (QIF) provides a tried and tested, regulated and AIFMD compliant solution for alternative investment managers.
Deloitte has a wealth of experience is serving Irish domiciled and offshore alternative investment funds and our expertise is reflected in our active participation in the Irish Funds Industry Association (IFIA) and the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA).
Hedge fund administrators: how to capitalise on the growing demands of a shifting investor base
Mike Hartwell, Head of Investment Management, comments on the implications of a shifting investor base.
Irish hedge funds: the only alternative
Ireland as a jurisdiction has become synonymous with regulated hedge funds in the form of the Irish ‘Qualifying Investor Funds’ (QIF) regime.
QIF: a regulated alternative
The vehicle of choice for Regulated Hedge Funds in Ireland is the Qualified Investor Fund (QIF).
Sophisticated UCITS funds: a regulated alternative
Ireland has a heritage of servicing both hedge funds and traditional UCITS and is ideally placed to meet the demands of sophisticated UCITS funds.
UCITS sophisticated funds: taking advantage of complex mechanisms
In this document we bring you an expert's eye view of sophisticated funds.
Service providers to an Irish fund
Selecting service providers to an Irish fund forms an integral part of fund set-up.
Performance fees and equalisation
Performance fees are a common feature of most alternative investment funds and a fundamental part of the remuneration of many hedge fund investment managers.
Listing funds on the Irish Stock Exchange
The Irish Stock Exchange is recognised worldwide as a leading centre for listing investment funds.