Offshore Fund Vehicles: Do U.S. Investment Managers Need Them?

With the green shoots of recovery beginning to emerge in the U.S. and significant amounts of capital withdrawn during the last twelve months beginning to be redeployed back into fund structures, should U.S. investment managers now be looking to establish offshore fund vehicles?  If so, what sources of capital should U.S. investments managers be looking to attract to invest into these offshore fund vehicles?  Additionally, with offshore jurisdictions subjected to more scrutiny than ever before, which jurisdictions should U.S. investment managers be looking to go to in order to domicile their offshore fund vehicles?  These are all important questions which U.S. investment managers and their advisors are frequently asking and which are worthy of consideration and analysis.  In a guest article, Ogier Partner Simon Schilder addresses these questions and discusses: the rationale for organizing offshore investment vehicles; potential changes to the unrelated business taxable income rules; the Alternative Investment Fund Manager Directive in the European Union; and considerations when selecting an offshore jurisdiction for organization of a hedge fund.

To read the full article

Continue reading your article with a HFLR subscription.