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K&L Gates Program Discusses the Ins and Outs of Global Fundraising for Fund Managers: The E.U. and the Middle East (Part One of Two)

A recent K&L Gates program provided an overview of how fund managers can market in certain key foreign jurisdictions. K&L Gates partner C. Todd Gibson moderated the program, which featured partners Natalie R. Boyd, Michelle Moran, Dr. Hilger von Livonius, Choo Lye Tan and Matthew J. Watts. This article, the first in a two-part series, reviews pending proposals to streamline cross-border fund marketing in the E.U.; the impact on fundraising of Brexit and the recast Markets in Financial Instruments Directive; and the challenges of marketing in the Middle East. The second article will discuss the new Asia Region Funds Passport, the Australian Collective Investment Vehicle, the available means to invest directly in securities in the People’s Republic of China and ways Asian securities authorities are regulating cryptocurrencies. For more on this topic from Boyd and Tan, see “Practical Guidance for Hedge Fund Managers on Raising Capital in Australia, the Middle East and Asia” (Oct. 30, 2014). See also “KPMG Report Highlights Key Developments in Hedge Fund Regulation in the Americas, the Asia-Pacific Region, Europe, South Africa and the Middle East” (Sep. 4, 2014); and “Why and How Do Middle Eastern Sovereign Wealth Funds, Pension Funds and High Net Worth Individuals Invest in Private Funds?” (Jun. 6, 2013).

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