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Offshore funds

The Offshore Funds hub is dedicated to demystifying offshore investment funds: why investment managers use them and how they work. We also write about the latest offshore funds news from the BVI, Cayman, Cyprus, and Luxembourg. It's written by lawyers, but we try to keep it interesting anyway.

Contributors

Philip Graham
Philip Graham
  • Philip Graham

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands
Lewis Chong
Lewis Chong
  • Lewis Chong

  • Partner
  • Cayman Islands
Vanessa Molloy
Vanessa Molloy
  • Vanessa Molloy

  • Partner
  • Luxembourg
George Weston
George Weston
  • George Weston

  • Partner
  • British Virgin Islands

Offshore fund vehicles – A transparent guide to making the right choice to maximise your fund’s potential

One of the most common scenarios we encounter is a US-based manager who initially establishes a domestic fund to attract US taxable investors. With the performance going in the right direction, the manager begins to think about US tax-exempt investors, such as charities, pension funds and university endowments, as well as investors based outside of the US, who like the track record and want to invest.

Philip Graham

The Hong Kong OFC. Maybe, Maybe Not?

There has been a lot of talk over the last year or so about the Hong Kong government initiative to introduce an open-ended fund company vehicle, and to make changes to taxation laws, with the aim of allowing for Hong Kong domiciled hedge funds. Will these changes really entice Hong Kong based hedge fund managers to set up funds in Hong Kong?

Philip Graham