The 'Luxembourg Fund Services 2018' special report comprises 12 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.

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Luxembourg’s innovation has created perfect marriage of opportunity

Luxembourg’s innovation has created perfect marriage of opportunity

In a recent article with Private Equity Wire seven months ago, Sean Murray, Managing Director, Alternative Assets (EMEA) at SANNE – a leading provider of alternative asset and corporate administration services with more than EUR235 billion in AuA – discussed a definitive trend among PERE fund managers to outsource their internal accounting and reporting processes. 

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RAIF: a creative vehicle for investing in tomorrow’s world

RAIF: a creative vehicle for investing in tomorrow’s world

Fuchs Asset Management SA (‘Fuchs AM’) is the Management Company (‘ManCo’) within the family-owned Fuchs Group located in three jurisdictions: Luxembourg, Belgium and Switzerland. As an authorised AIFM, it provides the services and the knowledge (governance, risk management & compliance, portfolio management and distribution) for asset managers, private banks, family offices and entrepreneurs wishing to launch AIFMD & UCITS compliant vehicles as easily as possible.

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Parallel structures – the Luxembourg solution

Parallel structures – the Luxembourg solution

By Anne-Gaëlle Delabye & Tara Kapur – Non-EU managers seeking access to European capital are more frequently looking to Luxembourg parallel structures due, in part, to their flexibility and the features that the Luxembourg limited partnerships share with the Anglo-Saxon model. Ogier’s Luxembourg investment funds team – working in partnership with our teams in the BVI, Cayman and Hong Kong – have extensive experience of structuring parallel funds for clients in the US and Asia.

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Connecting the dots

Connecting the dots

Luxembourg’s Reserved AIF (RAIF) has completely changed the Grand Duchy’s alternatives marketplace, from a fund structuring perspective. Over the last three decades it has become the de facto onshore jurisdiction for UCITS funds, but this has started to change in the last few years. 

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Brexit as a digital catalyst

Brexit as a digital catalyst

By Kavitha Ramachandran – Brexit is a major political disruptor and, despite the uncertainties, it brings tremendous opportunities. London is a key financial centre and it is no surprise that while we wait for the final negotiations to fall in place, financial industry players have started taking action to create a presence on the Continent to stay competitive and continue to attract capital. As a result, the asset management industry is seeing a shift from the UK to the Continent which is creating opportunities for countries in the EU27. 

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Added substance supports third party AIFM model

Added substance supports third party AIFM model

On 23 August 2018, Luxembourg’s regulator, the CSSF, published a Circular 18/698 which set out to codify the organisation, substance and authorisation of Luxembourg investment fund managers. Amongst others the Circular replaces Circular 12/546, which detailed the CSSF’s expectations for UCITS managers and also served as the benchmark for AIFMs under the AIFM Directive.