Asset Management

We advise on the establishment, promotion, administration and reorganisation of investment funds of all types and the establishing, restructuring and sale of fund management businesses.

Our work includes:

  • the acquisition and sale of asset management businesses
  • establishing fund management businesses
  • asset management and outsourcing arrangements, including multi-manager arrangements and back- and middle- office outsourcing
  • legal and regulatory aspects of alternative investment management
  • investment management and advisory appointments
  • intellectual property and information technology
  • performance fees and employee and manager remuneration
  • valuation, custody and settlement
  • taxation
  • authorisation, licensing and regulation for funds and fund managers

Partner Paul Dickson is the editor of The Asset Management Review, which covers regulatory and market developments in asset management in 33 jurisdictions. Paul also contributed to the chapter on the United Kingdom.

Hong Kong based partners, Jason Webber and Peter Lake, as well as Hong Kong based associate Ben Heron, contributed to the Hong Kong chapter. Associate Michael Sholem contributed to the European Union chapter.

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Slaughter and May 'compares very favourably to other more recognised investment funds firms', with its partners providing 'robust, commercial advice', and is excellent for closed-ended listed funds The Legal 500, 2011

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Our recent experience includes advising:

  • Fidelity China Special Situations on its establishment and listing on the London Stock Exchange and the raising of £650 million through an initial IPO in 2010 and a C Share issue in 2011
  • Henderson on its acquisition of Gartmore
  • on the the reconstruction of the Electric & General Investment Trust into the UCITS Electric & General
  • Resolution Limited on its flotation on the London Stock Exchange and a placing of its shares to raise gross proceeds of £600 million
  • Ashmore Global Opportunities on its global offer of shares on the London Stock Exchange to raise EUR 500 million

Our major clients include:

  • 3i Group
  • Ashmore Investment Management
  • CCLA Investment Management
  • Citadel Investment Group
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Fleming Family & Partners
  • Henderson Global Investors
  • JPMorgan Asset Management
  • Legal & General
  • Neptune Investment Management
  • Polar Capital
  • Schroders
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Standard Life
  • SVG Capital
  • Taube Hodson Stonex Partners