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Great Fund Insights podcast: Spotlight on opportunities in alternative investments in North Asia

Great Fund Insights podcast: Spotlight on opportunities in alternative investments in North Asia

May 25, 2021

This timely discussion is part of a series of Allen & Overy conversations on opportunities in alternative investments across our global funds network.

Hong Kong based partner, James Ford and Middle East based counsel, Kamar Jaffer put the spotlight on North Asia and as they discuss opportunities in alternative investments and market trends from both the manager and investor perspective.

Topics discussed in this podcast include:

  • How fund managers have navigated the challenges of Covid-19
  • The impact of the Hong Kong limited partnership fund regime and the trends of fund domicile being chosen by managers
  • Reforms regulators in Hong Kong are considering to enhance the attractiveness of the region
  • Investment strategies in North Asia that appeal to institutional investors
  • Developments in the secondaries space
  • Looking in to 2021 and beyond

This Great Fund Insights podcast will be of interest to sovereign wealth funds, institutional investors, family offices, fund managers and portfolio companies with a focus on North Asia.

Trustee Discretion and The Keepwell Structure

Trustee Discretion and The Keepwell Structure

May 21, 2021

In our latest edition of Trust Us, a podcast addressing hot topics for trustees in Asia Pacific, Louisa Ingham from our Corporate Trust & Agency team moderates a discussion covering trustee discretion and the use of Keepwell structures as a form of credit enhancement.

  • Trustee Discretion – When, why and how

Head of our Asia Pacific Corporate Trust & Agency team, Tim Beech, looks at when trustee discretion should be used, why due care and consideration need to be applied to its use and how it can be exercised in a manner that protects the interests of the trustee.

  • The Keepwell Structure as a credit enhancement – innovative, ineffective or both?

Senior Associate, Holly Hart, will outline the structure of a Keepwell bond, discuss the recent concerns regarding their ineffectiveness as a means to protect the holders in an insolvency and how it remains an effective credit enhancement feature for certain bond issuers and products.

The Trust Us series presents succinct overviews of hot topics for trustees in the APAC market and these podcasts are based on webinars hosted for clients.  Please note this episode was recorded on 18th May 2021 and references developments occurring at that time.

Virtual hearings and innovation – new opportunities?

Virtual hearings and innovation – new opportunities?

May 20, 2021

Werner Eyskens, Andrew Bennett and Lauren Rasking discuss how they created a successful team with alternative remote support and local bubbles for a complex arbitration case.

Under the hood with Uber

Under the hood with Uber

May 4, 2021

In the latest installment of Propel, our podcast series on self-driving vehicles, New York partner Paul Keller interviews Lando Juarez, Uber’s Head of Legal for Autonomous Mobility and Delivery, about Uber’s historical and current efforts to leverage its demand aggregation platform technology with AV developers and fleet owners.

Listen to Paul and Lando as they discuss Uber’s recent sale of Uber Advanced Technologies Group to Aurora, Uber’s on-going involvement in the AV space post-sale and the overall state of AV development, which has been called the “moonshot of this generation.”

 

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