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International Funds Net (IFN)

Fund managers are increasingly focusing on the international aspects of their business. They face the challenge of successfully launching, maintaining and updating the registrations of their funds across different countries, given different requirements and market practices.

Eversheds Sutherland' International Funds Net (IFN) provides a dedicated, co-ordinated service that enables you to comply with regulatory obligations and understand the key issues in each country where your investment funds are sold. IFN has been designed in conjunction with clients and draws upon our market understanding, depth of resource and innovative approach to information technology.

A tailored solution to meet your requirements

IFN is a web-based service designed to help you meet the challenges you face in managing your international fund registrations and distribution: gaining market entry, optimising opportunities and ensuring compliance. The service enables you to tailor a solution for your requirements:

International Funds Net country updates

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International Funds Net - June 2019

International Funds Net country updates

What others say

The IFN team has given us a great deal of comfort during the fund registration process, their professionalism and strong project management skills have meant that we have been able to have confidence in the high impact area of fund registration.
Fulcrum Asset Management

International funds solutions


AIF passporting/registration

UCITS passporting/registration

  • Identify documents, local requirements and service providers
  • Arrange translations, country supplements and disclaimers (as required)
  • Prepare and submit notification packages (or similar)
  • Manage queries from regulators
  • Identify requirements for further notifications/communications
  • Maintain registration tracker, an interactive overview providing a live link to your fund registrations

Private placement

  • Identify local requirements for marketing by way of private placement
  • Where allowed/required, prepare and file country notifications/registrations under national private placement regimes
  • Manage queries from regulators
  • Identify requirements for further notifications/communications

Third party agreements

  • Source and management of all third parties involved in the registration process
  • Review and negotiate distribution agreements
  • Review and negotiate local paying agent, facilities agent and other agreements
  • Prepare fund information matrix, providing a link to key documents and agreements on a fund by fund basis


Country guides

  • Concise and practical legal advice in a standard format on registering, promoting and distributing funds, including:
    • AIF passporting guide
    • AIF private placement guide
    • UCITS passporting guide



  • Identify and provide automated alerts to filing/maintenance obligations and deadlines
  • Update registrations/notifications where required to reflect particular changes to your fund range, including translations, disclaimers and country supplements (as required)
  • Address your day-to-day regulatory reporting obligations that relate to a fund or sub-fund – for example, the filing of annual reports, updates to share classes and other information
  • Provide service providers with the latest versions of updated fund documentation
  • Maintain registration tracker

Websites and financial promotions

  • Advise on pre-registration promotion and distribution
  • Review UK and international websites, disclaimers and financial promotions

AIFMD Annex IV transparency reporting

  • Working with leading suppliers to provide you with a complete outsourced solution

Other needs

Other needs

  • Non-standard advice
  • Assisting you with non-standard advice with which you may require assistance, for example:
    • change of controller notifications across multiple jurisdictions
    • review of record retention, anti-bribery, AML, etc. policies across multiple jurisdictions
    • stamp duty and tax requirements

FS publications

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