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The United Kingdom (UK) is one of the largest Private Equity and Real Estate markets in the world, after the US. It has been, and continues to be, a market leader in the development of the form of legal structures, carry methodologies and other structural issues for the industry with many of the concepts, especially the Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) copied by many other domiciles. Managers themselves are regulated by the FCA and as a member of the European Union all UK funds need to be set up in compliance with the AIFMD (Alternate Investment Managers Directive).
English Limited Partnerships, often with a Scottish GP, remain the most popular UK onshore structure. Some managers opt for an offshore structure primarily using either Guernsey, Jersey or Luxembourg for their fund domiciles. Portfolio companies are often held via Special Purpose Vehicles again either domiciled in the UK or in Guernsey, Jersey or Luxembourg.
HOW WE CAN HELP
Augentius has been represented in the UK since the formation of the business and is one of the largest Private Equity and Real Estate administrators in the domicile with our main accountancy functions being based in London and Belfast. Similarly Augentius was one of the first Private Equity and Real Estate Depositaries authorised by the FCA. Augentius is a member of both the British Venture Capital Association and Invest Europe making regular technical contributions to the ongoing development of legislation relating to fund structures. Services provided by Augentius include:
- Fund Administration
- Fund Accounting
- Special Purpose Vehicle Accounting and Administration
- Depositary Services
- Corporate Services
- Compliance Services
- Investor Relations
- AIFMD Reporting
- FATCA/CRS Reporting
- Fund Launches