Key developments impacting UCITS
Our Investment management practice
Leading audit, tax and advisory services from Deloitte to help Investment managers respond to complexity and change.
How we can help
Responding effectively to complex challenges in the competitive and regulatory landscape requires a multi-faceted approach with skillsets and resources that are not always readily available to individual companies.
Deloitte has the depth and breadth of multi-disciplinary skills to understand your business and respond to your needs.
Our practice provides services in relation to:
Audit and assurance services
Investment fund auditing is a highly complex process that requires a detailed understanding of complex structures and arrangements. Our dedicated Investment Management department with over 160 professionals can provide that expertise whether your fund is a UCITS, QIAIF, onshore or offshore structure.
We have extensive experience in auditing complex alternative investment funds, including hedge funds, private equity and real estate.
Key advantages to choosing Deloitte as your auditor include:
Our team also has wide-ranging expertise in relation to assurance engagements covering areas such as:
Internal audit and enterprise risk
We are the leading provider of internal audit financial services in Ireland with the largest internal audit practice in the country. Our enterprise risk services cover:
Our tax specialists have extensive knowledge in helping managers to structure fund operations tax-efficiently. Whether a UCITS, AIF, CCF regulated or unregulated structure, our tax specialists have the knowledge to guide you through the tax pitfalls.
The initial set up of the fund is the most important step and we can ensure all your fund documentation reflects best practice, is in line with tax authority requirements and achieves the required tax outcome. Minimising any tax leakage is a priority, so our team can work with you on issues such as VAT and withholding tax matters.
Recognising that many funds need to file for tax purposes in countries in which they are distributing, Deloitte can assist in such foreign tax filings (including UK distributor status and German reporting, for example).
Deloitte also works extensively with fund service providers on the tax issues that affect them.
Investors' needs are fully catered for by our specialists, who can advise on a range of matters, including the tax implications of any fund investment.
Our range of tax services includes:
Fund managers and their services providers must respond to a steadily increasing range of complex regulatory requirements which can sometimes overlap or have unintended consequences.
Deloitte can help you analyse the impacts for your business and develop an implementation and change support programme which priorities actions in the face of competing demands. We provide regulatory consulting advice and support with respect to all of the key regulatory changes including:
We are expert providers of regulatory compliance services to meet central Bank of Ireland supervisory requirements. We can assist with regard to:
Strategy and operations
We are the only consultancy to combine in-depth knowledge of the investment management and funds sector with operational, regulatory, finance and technology skills to ensure complete programme delivery.
We offer a range of services enabling investment management businesses to control costs, manage operational change/risk and enhance performance. Our services include:
Corporate finance advisory
We provide expert and in-depth advice to a growing number of fund service providers and investment managers, private equity/venture capital firms and financial institutions.
With five dedicated partners and 65 staff the team is drawn from many backgrounds. We have significant experience in all aspects of M&A transactions, including acquisitions, disposals, private equity, lead advisory, transaction services, valuations, public private partnership and corporate insolvency and restructuring.
Our services include: