Fund Finance

Walkers global fund finance group comprises dedicated fund formation and finance lawyers who act on complex and innovative fund financing solutions and advise clients across the world’s financial markets. As one of the first offshore teams to work on subscription line credit transactions and hedge fund financing platforms, for both lender and borrower clients, we provide an unmatched depth of expertise across our global network in the Americas, EMEA and Asia.

Walkers' fund financing teams have been at the forefront of the development of the fund finance market in these regions, working closely with leading financial institutions, investment managers and law firms.

Walkers' global fund financing group provides commercially focused advice to both lenders and borrowers on a range of financing solutions. Located in all of Walkers' offices in the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, BVI, Dublin, London, Jersey, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai, our multi-disciplinary team has an in-depth understanding of the structures used by investment managers and the legal and commercial issues relevant to fund finance providers. Our clients include agents, banks, alternative lenders and investment fund managers, including private equity, credit, real estate and hedge funds.

An intimate familiarity with fund structures and documentation derived from our leading global investment funds group provides our fund finance teams with an unparalleled vantage point of the developing market, allowing us to efficiently provide creative and developed solutions to financial institutions and fund sponsor clients alike. We have expertise across all product lines including:

  • subscription line facilities
  • umbrella facilities
  • leveraged NAV / hybrid facilities
  • preferred equity
  • co-invest facilities
  • general partner / manager fee line support facilities
  • secondary funds facilities
  • liquidity and margin facilities
  • hedge fund facilities
  • fund of fund financings
  • acquisition financings
  • repo financing
  • synthetic borrowing
  • fund linked derivatives
  • specialised financial products

BERMUDA
Jonathan BettsPartnerT +1 441 242 1511jonathan.betts@walkersglobal.com

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Matthew Cowman Managing PartnerT +1 284 852 2208matthew.cowman@walkersglobal.com

CAYMAN ISLANDS
Hugh AndersonPartnerT +1 345 814 4518hugh.anderson@walkersglobal.com
David CollinsPartnerT +1 345 814 4503 david.collins@walkersglobal.com
Justin HartPartnerT +1 345 814 4565justin.hart@walkersglobal.com
Rob JacksonPartnerT +1 345 914 4281rob.jackson@walkersglobal.com
Melissa LimPartnerT +1 345 814 4512melissa.lim@walkersglobal.com

DUBAI
Daniel WoodManaging PartnerT +971 4 363 7912daniel.wood@walkersglobal.com
Ciaran BohnackerPartnerT +971 4 363 7901ciaran.bohnacker@walkersglobal.com

GUERNSEY
Kate StoreyPartnerT +44 (0) 1481 748 924kate.storey@walkersglobal.com
Zoë HallamGroup Partner*T +44 (0)1481 748 920zoe.hallam@walkersglobal.com
Sam ShiresOf CounselT +44 (0)1481 748 916sam.shires@walkersglobal.com

HONG KONG
Paul AhernePartnerT +852 2596 3308paul.aherne@walkersglobal.com
James GadenPartnerT +852 2596 3433james.gaden@walkersglobal.com

IRELAND
Jennifer FoxPartnerT +353 1 863 8531jennifer.fox@walkersglobal.com
Ian McNameePartnerT +353 1 470 6643ian.mcnamee@walkersglobal.com
Andrew TraynorPartnerT +353 1 470 6632andrew.traynor@walkersglobal.com

JERSEY
Jonathan HeaneyManaging PartnerT +44 (0)1534 700 786jonathan.heaney@walkersglobal.com
Alexandra CornerPartnerT +44 (0) 1534 700 778alexandra.corner@walkersglobal.com
Nigel WestonPartnerT +44 (0)1534 700 788nigel.weston@walkersglobal.com
Julia KeppeSenior CounselT +44 (0) 1534 700 728julia.keppe@walkersglobal.com

LONDON
Jack BoldarinManaging PartnerT +44 (0)20 7220 4995jack.boldarin@walkersglobal.com
Hughie WongPartnerT +44 (0)20 7220 4982hughie.wong@walkersglobal.com
Catherine OvertonSenior CounselT +44 (0)20 7220 4984catherine.overton@walkersglobal.com

SINGAPORE
Richard SiddlePartnerT +65 6595 4678richard.siddle@walkersglobal.com
Shirleen TanPartnerT +65 6603 1665 shirleen.tan@walkersglobal.com