Nov. 25, 2021

Five Jurisdictions to Consider When Launching a Hedge Fund

The hedge funds industry has clearly gone global – and that applies to where the funds are domiciled, where the managers are based, where the investors can be found and where the investments are located. For example, although the Cayman Islands remains the dominant offshore center for launching hedge funds, especially for U.S.‑based managers, there are other jurisdictions that have become increasingly popular – and that may be particularly attractive to fund managers based in Europe, Asia and elsewhere. Therefore, as the U.S. is celebrating Thanksgiving today, this issue of the Hedge Fund Law Report features five articles that highlight jurisdictions around the world in which non‑U.S. fund managers should consider basing their funds. These articles address some of the legal and fund structure issues in Luxembourg, Ireland, Singapore, Malta and the Channel Islands (Jersey and Guernsey). Next week (the week starting November 29, 2021), we will resume regular publication of new content focused on the regulatory, compliance and related considerations applicable to hedge fund managers in the U.S., the E.U. and beyond, including tips for non‑U.S. managers that may be facing SEC exams for the first time.