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Lawson Conner launches ‘Discovery’, a unique offshore investment management platform for Cayman Islands

Thursday, May 07, 2015
Opalesque Industry Update - Lawson Conner, Europe’s provider of investment management and compliance solutions to the alternative investment fund industry, has launched ‘Discovery’, the first AIFM integrated offshore Investment Management Platform.

‘Discovery' will be structured as a Cayman Islands Segregated Portfolio Company (‘SPC’), offering both EU and non-EU domiciled investment managers the opportunity to utilise a prompt and cost-effective 'plug-and-play' solution for multiple jurisdictions, while still offering fund managers the safety they would expect from operating their own dedicated fund structure. Funds can be launched within four-weeks under Cayman Islands law and in line with AIFMD regulations. Each ‘Discovery’ sub-fund has segregated liability and is therefore protected from the inherent risks of other managers’ portfolios.

“'Discovery' is simply unparalleled in the market. There is nothing comparable out there in terms of launch speed, flexibility and protection. The Cayman Islands structure gives managers access to a global investors base in a cost efficient way.”, says Gerhard Grueter, Managing Director at Lawson Conner.

Key features and benefits:

· Speed to market – set up of investment structure in less than four weeks

· Access to best in class counterparties at minimal ongoing costs

· Segregated liability – no risk of contagion between portfolios

· A team of experienced risk management and compliance professionals for ongoing support

· Includes the additional capital requirement introduced by the AIFM Directive

· Integrated experienced capital introduction team

· Offers the possibility to appoint a third party manager

· Efficient processes and reliable governance solution

· Flexibility to choose prime brokers and custodians

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