Product structuring

The structuring services of AF Advisors cover the full product cycle - from product strategy and concept development to the introduction of new products, liquidations and product mergers.

AF Advisors helps its clients to develop, launch and maintain investment solutions in all asset classes and in a variety of legal structures (e.g. Luxembourg UCITS, structured notes, local funds, managed accounts, investment pools) and a range of product domiciles. We have experience with European, US, Middle Eastern, South American and Asian domiciled investment products and investment platforms.

AF Advisors has developed a unique Product Structuring Framework to help our clients select the appropriate investment structure. The Product Structuring Framework takes into account issues such as governance, legal & fiscal aspects, operational costs and complexity, client requirements and fit with investment strategy. It includes the documentation of all encountered issues in previous structuring assignments.

Maintaining an efficient product range may also require merging, migrating or liquidating funds. AF Advisors has extensive experience in advising and assisting our clients with the implementation of domestic as well as cross-border fund mergers and liquidations.

Credentials

  • Over 350 investment
    vehicles launched
  • Experience in 10 domiciles
  • Experience with various
    fiscal and legal structures

Managed account structuring

There is a strong trend towards institutionalization of hedge fund investments and as a consequence the usage of managed accounts (MAC).

Clients no longer accept the lack of transparency, the limited control over assets and the dependency on hedge fund managers. AF Advisors can assist financial institutions and institutional clients to address these concerns by designing and implementing the right managed account structure for hedge fund investments.

AF Advisors is an expert on managed account structures and has a depth of experience in setting up managed accounts and onboarding of hedge fund managers. We have designed and implemented dedicated managed account platforms for multiple institutional investors in both the US and Europe.

Download: White paper on Managed Accounts

Credentials

  • Dedicated managed
    account structures set up
    in value over $3 billion
  • Executed managed
    account provider
    selections
  • White paper on Managed Accounts

Alternative investment structuring

Designing investment structures in alternative asset classes requires in-depth knowledge of the asset class.

AF Advisors has extensive expertise in structuring investment solutions for investors in hedge funds, infrastructure, real estate, mortgages and direct loans. Based on our experience we can assist in designing operationally sound structures that have solid risk management governance: all requirements to be commercially successful in institutional distribution.

Credentials

  • Designed and launched
    many hedge fund
    investment structures
  • Designed and launched
    several (direct) mortgage
    investment structures
  • Designed and launched
    several (direct) loan
    investment structures
  • Designed and launched
    many real estate and
    infrastructure investment structures