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FS assets, funds and investment sectors

The world of FS assets, funds and investments can be a minefield. At Browne Jacobson we use our nationally-respected expertise and personable approach to advise on the scope and effects of the regulatory regime, including applications for authorisation, exemptions and appointed representative distribution, and activities excluded from the regime.  

We understand that cross-border business and vehicles are important features of investment activity. We’ve advised on issues relating to interactions with EU and other legal systems, including Jersey Property Unit Trusts (JPUTs) for UK investments, and international client and reverse solicitation. 

Our pragmatic team has extensive experience in advising on governance and risk management systems and controls, working closely with clients’ compliance, legal and risk teams.  We can advise you on your customer-facing material and internal policies and procedures. 

We’re more than aware of the vital role of IT and digital issues in fund and investment selection and advice. This gives us the upper-hand when advising on negotiations of IT service contracts. 

As a result of this deep and broad sector expertise, our huge client-base includes established institutions and participants, as well as new entrants to FS markets. We act for managers, intermediaries, customers and suppliers in the asset, funds and investments markets. Our investor clients come from the private, public and charity sectors, seeking advice on a variety of matters including urban and regional regeneration and real estate investment trusts (REIT).   

Your aims and objectives are our priority and our team is ready to use their knowledge, expertise and empathy in guiding you through the process. 

Featured experience

A leading supplier of IT-based analytics

Advised a leading supplier of IT-based analytics for fund performance on its contractual terms with an authorised investment manager, protecting commercial rights and interests but without risking any undertaking of regulated activity. 

A UK university

A UK university appointed us to advise on its renewed investment in an international fund, including on the proposed changes to fund management agreements. 

An international fund management

Advised an international fund management group on its activities in the UK and the business model and appropriate permissions for its UK fund manager, as well as on the terms of appointment for an introducer operating in multiple jurisdictions. 

Several local authorities

Our advice to local authorities on funds and investments issues has enabled a number of major regeneration projects to proceed. 

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