Hedgeweek’s recently published Gibraltar Special Report features a set of articles from prominent financial services providers in Gibraltar centred around Gibraltar’s status as a leading global funds jurisdiction.
Our article, “Gibraltar addresses the challenges facing emerging funds,” focuses on the advantages offered by Gibraltar to small to medium sized and emerging funds, niche funds and family offices. Gibraltar’s strengths in this sector can be lightly categorized under the themes of proportional yet empowering regulation, speed to market, market access enablement, the facilitation of niche investment areas and efficiency.
Particular benefits to emerging funds are the jurisdiction’s appetite for smaller funds, a fresh change from other major jurisdictions that tend to service already well-established players and the close-knit community that makes up Gibraltar’s financial services sector, which translates to seamless communication between different service providers.
Other key benefits include:
- Gibraltar’s postlaunch regulatory approval arrangement which means that a regulated fund can launch in as little as two weeks
- UK market access
- The imminent possibility to opt out of AIFMD requirements
- Local digital asset expertise and ecosystem
- Tax transparent structures with statutorily protected sub-funds
The key takeaway is that Gibraltar truly meets the needs and faces the challenges of emerging funds, making it an ideal choice when it comes to domiciliation.