The Investment managers sector is highly responsive to economic trends. An ageing population, the investment needs of the younger generation and of emerging countries continue to drive the sector.
However the industry itself is likely to consolidate with fewer mega-managers and large niche players likely to emerge, alongside more strategic alliances. Regulatory scrutiny will only increase.
Stand alone asset managers, investment management arms of banks and insurance conglomerates and alternative asset managers, both onshore and offshore, rely on Linklaters’ sophisticated advice on corporate structures, asset management and investment fund products and structures. This includes set up and launch, warranties for complex structured funds, property funds, funds of property funds, alternative funds and pension funds and regulatory advice.
Linklaters has devised an astonishing array of financial products to satisfy the demands of the international market. The team’s market knowledge, product understanding and formidable technical skills allow them to transform an idea into a product fast. The firm has helped many clients to be the first to bring a product to market, a significant competitive advantage. Linklaters’ investment managers lawyers have been responsible for many innovations of recent years, including pan-European Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS) and UCITs.
Linklaters lawyers help clients to reshape products for the market, developing innovative solutions; likely to include distressed asset funds, emerging market funds, exchange traded funds, sustainable funds and a range of products to meet future client needs.
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