On the occasion of the ALFI EAIF Conference Oliver Wyman presented the study Alternative Investment Funds Domicile, commissioned by the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI). The study looks at which major offshore centres of fund domicile are currently used by alternative investment funds, looking separately at hedge funds, private equity funds and real estate funds.
According to a report released by Oliver Wyman, the AIFMD will lead to some re-domiciliation of alternative investment funds to onshore locations in Europe, mainly from European based managers. However, the offshore centres – Caymans and Delaware - will continue to be major domiciles for these funds.
The report can be downloaded here.