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Global Gateway

A focused solution for international fund marketing and registration

 

Why Global Gateway?

Pinsent Masons Global Gateway is a dedicated and specialised fund registration and marketing service within Pinsent Masons.

Global Gateway provides support and assistance to promoters, asset managers and management companies in connection with the global registration passporting, private placement and distribution of investment funds in EEA and non-EEA countries. We are uniquely positioned to provide you with a comprehensive approach to market planning and the implementation of your multi-market distribution strategies.

Key Benefits of our Service

  • Expert advice led by an experienced fund registration team and supported by an international law firm with qualified lawyers and a team of paralegals;
  • A direct point of contact with a dedicated service provider who will project manage registrations and marketing across the target jurisdictions resulting in greater speed to market;
  • Use of our Global Gateway online portal, which provides complimentary access to our knowledge hub and country snap shot reports, online communication tools, key distribution data and documentation including registration matrices and fund documentation;
  • Competitive and transparent fee structure giving you cost savings and budgetary controls, whilst freeing valuable resources; and
  • Mitigate the risk of non-compliance with local regulatory requirements and obligations and receive quarterly compliance reports.

 

Service Offering

Depending on your specific needs, the Global Gateway team can provide the following services:

Initial Registration
Registration Maintenance
The Global Gateway team, where appropriate, will assist with the following: The on-going maintenance service offered by the Global Gateway team follows on from the initial registration/marketing in a particular jurisdiction and may include the following:
Identification of key local requirements to be met and documents required to complete a registration application or commence marketing; Registration of additional share classes; 
Preparation of a registration timeline; Filing of updated documentation (e.g. KIIDs, offering documents, constitutional documents, shareholder notices) with local regulators and local agents;
Recommending and liaising with local service providers on the basis of an extensive network of relationships including legal counsel, paying and/or information agents and tax advisors; Notification of amendments to the information regarding the arrangements intended for marketing;
Preparation and Submission of Registration Applications, where required to the relevant regulatory authorities;
Advising on the steps and processes required to be followed in order to de-register/remove a marketing permission in a particular jurisdiction;
Assisting with the preparation of any local country supplement and reviewing any local agent or information agreements, in line with home state regulatory requirements;
High level updates on material regulatory developments in the relevant jurisdiction;
Preparation of Registration Matrix recording and tracking completed foreign registrations;
Maintenance of Registration Matrix recording and tracking completed foreign registrations and filings;
Regular calls with your distribution / legal team in relation to the target country to discuss applicable requirements and status of registrations;
Access to an interactive portal system which will allow clients to export registration matrices and also where clients can access the current fund documentation and country snapshot reports;
Co-ordinating the payment of registration fees and similar fees per country;
Advising on general and non-complex questions regarding the notification;
Managing contact with each of the relevant regulators, as appropriate, in order to ensure that requirements are met in a timely manner.
Provision of quarterly compliance reporting to client and/or fund directors in respect of on-going registration obligations and compliance with same.

Our Team

The Global Gateway team is comprised of a dedicated group of experienced fund registration executives who specialise in advising promoters, asset managers and management companies on the global registration, private placement and distribution of their fund ranges in EEA and non-EEA countries, and other related regulatory matters.