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Ireland's ILP: Operational Implications for Alternative Investment Managers

As one of the largest alternative investment fund centres in the world, Ireland has continued to evolve its regulatory framework and introduce innovative investment structures to meet the evolving needs of the market. This includes the Irish Investment Limited Partnership ("ILP"), which is of significant interest to international investment managers, particularly those in the private assets sector, marketing to European investors and wider global markets. While the introduction of the ILP has been received positively by the market thus far, there are a number of considerations for investment managers looking to implement this structure.

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European Fund Services

Fund managers today are contending with more challenges and issues than ever before, including the increasing transparency and reporting requirements from their investors, continued demand for information and reporting from regulators, and the increased use of esoteric asset classes, strategies and portfolio structures.

 

The Maples Group offers a wide range of services and operational support to private asset and hedge funds, as well as institutional investors. The Maples Group's expert teams and innovative technology provide clients with high-quality service and customised, cost-effective solutions that create value, enhance effective management and allow managers to make informed decisions. Our commitment to integrity and independence of policies and procedures and flexible and adaptable infrastructure ensures we are well positioned to address the ever-changing needs of our clients.

Bespoke Support Driven by Our Global Expertise

We leverage our international and local market knowledge to deliver a tailored service to every client, anywhere in the world. Designed to operate as one, strategically placed teams function within a global model to provide continuous support to our clients within key jurisdictions across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Our on-the-ground presence in Europe enables us to provide the highest levels of service and support via access to our global network from a time zone that is convenient to European operations. This is further supported by the collective knowledge of our global network and regional capabilities that are culturally sensitive to the jurisdictions in which you do business, delivering consistent and quality service that speaks your business' language.

 

Our European fund services offering includes:

Hedge Fund Services

Our capability spans accounting services across a broad range of fund structures, domiciles, strategies and asset classes, expert financial statement preparation, and sophisticated and transparent investor reporting.

Our on-the-ground presence in Europe enables us to provide the highest levels of service to Irish and Luxembourg domiciled funds, as well as to Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands and US funds requiring European support.

 

Facilities Agent Services

We offer facilities agent services, including local language capabilities, to all European domiciled collective investment schemes, including UCITS, retail alternative investment funds and European long-term investment funds, wishing to passport and market throughout the EEA and the UK. Through the collective expertise of our global specialist teams, we provide a comprehensive and seamless offering to meet all regulatory, compliance and filing requirements associated with marketing European domiciled products. 

Middle & Back Office 

We offers a range of outsourcing capabilities that provide the systems, processes and professional expertise to support hedge fund managers in the maintenance of their books and records and meet the information requirements of investment strategies.

 

Investor Services

We provide tailored solutions to facilitate connectivity and ongoing communication between managers and their investors, ensuring compliance with relevant regulatory requirements while providing an exceptional client service experience. 

 

Fiduciary Services

Across our offices, the Maples Group offers complementary fiduciary support, bringing in-depth knowledge and expertise of regulatory and investor requirements and best practice to ensure the highest standards of corporate governance.

 

AIFM & UCITS Management Company Services

The Maples Group's Central Bank of Ireland authorised UCITS management company and alternative investment fund manager (AIFM), MPMF Fund Management (Ireland) Limited (MPMF) provides services to alternative investment funds (AIFs) and UCITS funds that help meet their ongoing obligations under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) and the UCITS framework. MPMF can either be appointed as the AIFM and / or UCITS manager or provide designated persons to support a client's own AIFM, UCITS management company, internally managed AIF or self-managed UCITS.

 

Technology

Through continuous innovation, the Maples Group has developed an optimal balance of best-of-breed core systems and bespoke proprietary systems that allow us to be dynamic in responding to our clients' needs as they evolve in response to regulatory and investor demands.

Swiss Alternative Funds Roundtable

The details you provide will be used by the Maples Group to respond to your enquiry, and may also be used by the Maples Group to contact you about our future events, updates, articles, surveys or services which may be of interest to you and your organisation. You always retain the right to opt-out from future marketing communications. For further information regarding the Maples Group’s approach to privacy, please see maples.com/privacy.