The investment fund industry is a specialist industry providing a wide range of investment products to retail, wholesale and institutional investors. The industry is subject to specific regulatory and market requirements, with those requirements for retail purposes undergoing significant change as a result of the recently introduced Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013.
Our investment funds team brings together specialists from the private equity, M&A, real estate, securities law, corporate trust and tax practices that have the skills and experience to assist industry participants in the New Zealand investment funds market.
Our specialists advise private equity and financial firms on the formation of a wide variety of funds, including buyout, real estate, venture capital, infrastructure, mezzanine, distressed debt, hedge, secondary, hybrid, and funds of funds.
We have experience assisting and representing the managers of private equity funds, managed investment schemes, superannuation schemes and other group investment structures with their investments (both local and international), firm management, investor relations and regulatory and tax compliance issues.
We also advise brokers and financial service entities and are active in mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures involving investment fund managers and others in the financial services industry.
Advising HRL Morrison & Co
on the formation of Public Infrastructure Partners LP (the PIP Fund), and cornerstone investment from the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation
Advising the Ministry of Economic Development
on the establishment of the New Zealand Fast Forward Fund
Advising Smartshares (a subsidiary of NZX)
on the establishment of fourteen new passively managed index tracking funds and one actively managed fund that has investment management outsourced
on all aspects of its funds management business, including the establishment of its PIE unit trust and Kiwisaver Scheme, and its arrangements to sell managed funds provided by AMP
Assisting Trustees Executors
with the establishment and administration of a suite of unit trusts for ASB Bank (including PIE compliant trusts)
Acting for Trustees Executors
on the establishment, listing and administration of Vital Healthcare Property Unit Trust