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 experience includes advising:

  • HM Treasury on the establishment of the Business Finance Partnership and on commitments of an aggregate of £1.2 billion, including to funds managed by Alcentra, Haymarket Financial, M&G and Pricoa
  • Honeycomb Investment Trust plc on its listing and admission to trading on the London Stock Exchange’s Specialist Funds Market
  • A large Canadian pension fund on the establishment of English limited partnerships as vehicles for investing in UK real estate
  • SVG Capital on a wide range of limited partnership and other structures
  • LMS Capital on various tender offers to return value to shareholders and on its change of investment policy
  • Allianz Global Investors on its acquisition of Rogge Global Partners
  • Standard Life on its acquisition of Ignis Asset Management for £390 million

Our major clients include:

  • 3i Group
  • Aberdeen Asset Management
  • Allianz Global Investors
  • Baring Emerging Europe
  • Citadel Investment Group
  • Dongfeng Asset Management
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Legal & General
  • LMS Capital
  • Neptune Investment Management
  • Pollen Street Capital 
  • Schroders
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Standard Life
  • SVG Capital
  • Swiss Re
  • Taube Hodson Stonex Partners