Private Equity

  • *FULL* Introduction to Offshore Funds

    Many funds choose to be domiciled in an offshore jurisdiction. This course will examine different structures available for both hedge funds and private equity funds in the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands. The following course will provide an overview of the latest developments, trends and regulatory updates in these popular offshore jurisdictions.

    03 Nov, 2017

  • Carried Interest and Profit Sharing Plans for Hedge Fund and Private Equity Fund Managers

    HFs and PEFs charge a performance fee and/or carried interest in addition to the management fee when fund managers produce returns beyond a certain hurdle / benchmark agreed with their investors which aligns the interest between the investors and the fund managers. This course will explore various compensation structures for HFs and PEFs and will use case studies to illustrate how this works.

    25 May, 2018

    CPD/CPT Courses
  • Cayman Issues and Alternatives When Structuring PE and VC Funds

    In the Asia region, the majority of Private Equity (“PE”) and Venture Capital (“VC”) funds are structured using Cayman Islands vehicles.  Although the “gold standard” structure for these kinds of funds is, and remains, the exempted limited partnership, structural alternatives (including LLCs, SPC and (in Japan in particular) trusts) are no longer outliers.  This course will provide a comprehensive overview of issues and considerations when structuring PE and VC funds in the Cayman Islands as well as some of the advantages and pitfalls associated with the various structures available.

    14 Nov, 2017

  • Cayman LLCs – Set Up, Uses and Lessons from the First Year

    In July 2016 the new Cayman Islands Limited Liability Company (“LLC“) was introduced. This new vehicle, which shares many of the advantages of LLC in other jurisdictions has become extremely popular with fund managers, as a joint venture vehicle, tax blocker and holding entity.  In this course we will compare the LLC to various other entities to highlight its potential uses and advantages as well as review the lessons learned after a year of forming and using this new entity type.

    05 Dec, 2017