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Global Distribution

The global funds industry comprises over US$76 trillion assets under management and investors around the world are increasingly looking beyond regional borders to diversify their investments and seek more return. Asset managers are under pressure to optimize the time to market for diverse investment strategies across borders, and the choice of legal counsel is key.

Our global distribution team is at the forefront of business trends and regulatory developments in the global investment industry, and many of the world’s largest and most geographically diverse asset managers rely on us to help optimize the distribution of their investment strategies worldwide. A strategic adviser with over 150 lawyers based in Asia, Australia, Europe, and the United States, we have a strong track record of guiding clients through the effective creation and execution of distribution strategies for diverse products across the globe. With a deep understanding of the complex regulatory environments in diverse jurisdictions and, most critically, how they fit together, our integrated global distribution team is built to help our clients construct and implement global distribution strategies tailored to local markets.

Clients not only rely on our experience in alternative investment funds, Undertakings for the Collective Investment in Transferable Securities, cross-border private funds, United States registered funds, exchange-traded funds, and institutional separate accounts, but also benefit from our decades of practical experience preparing managers for issues that arise when entering a new distribution channel, from advertising, offering, licensure and registration to disclosure, significant shareholder reporting, and anti-money laundering regulations. We provide cohesive advice that extends beyond fund structuring and offering matters to ensure that clients understand the full spectrum of opportunities and obligations presented by the markets they access.

Helping clients navigate advertising and marketing issues, including those related to investment performance, has long been one of our strengths. We distinguish ourselves in this area by providing truly unparalleled:

  • Technical know-how
  • Depth and breadth of experience
  • Understanding of the business considerations that drive marketing
  • Understanding of the intersection of multiple regimes

We pride ourselves on providing practical solutions, and we have the advantage of several partner- and associate-level attorneys with real and tested experience in this area. In addition to our extensive background in the advertising regulations of governmental and self-regulatory organizations in various jurisdictions, our lawyers are recognized for their presentation of investment performance and the Global Investment Performance Standards.

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