Throughout 2020, Jersey Finance will be hosting a funds masterclass series delving into the key initiatives impacting the funds sector to audiences in a number of locations across the globe.

Our third event, taking place at the Ritz-Carlton at the Dubai International Finance Centre on Wednesday 11 March, is aimed at managers, fund lawyers, fund tax advisers and anyone associated with fund establishment.

This will be a unique chance to hear from Dubai and Jersey based funds experts on the full case for:

  • Easy, cost effective distribution of alternative funds marketed to institutional investors in the EU, the UK post-Brexit and ‘rest of world’. The event will look at the benefits of National Private Placement Regimes (NPPR) versus the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) passport and highlighting the advantages of Jersey as a gateway into Europe for fund managers.
  • Fund structuring covering the increasing importance of ESG, co-investment opportunities for family offices and sharia compliant funds.
  • Fund domicile research – Jersey Finance will share the key findings of their recent survey on fund domiciles.

Registration will begin at 3 pm where there will also be ample opportunity to network before the event begins at 3.30 pm.

Alistair Horn

Alistair Horn Partner, Mourant

Alistair, one of Jerseys leading fund partners, specialises in advising on the restructuring and the financing of investment structures, equity raises, investor EGMs and investor relations generally. Alistair has been responsible for establishing and launching a significant number of widely held and privately held investment funds and investment structures (open and closed ended) and heads up the firm's crypto currency fund offering. Alistair's key clients include Activum, Alcentra, Blackstone Group, Deutsche Bank AG London, IG4, Invescorp, Queensgate Investments, Lyxor, Orbis, UBS AG, Vitol, Zouk, Nuveen Real Estate. Alistair is a key member of the Jersey Funds Association Marketing Sub-Committee, assisting with the association's funds marketing campaign along with other technical items.

Elliot re-joined Jersey Finance in November 2018 from Crestbridge where he managed their Management Company Services Group.

Elliot is focussed on defining strategy and execution of marketing Jersey as both a domicile and destination for Hedge and Private Equity Management Companies and Funds based in the UK, US Switzerland and Europe.

Elliot moved to Jersey in 2006 to establish a Macro strategy Hedge Fund under the Ermitage umbrella for whom he also seeded other Macro / CTA strategy Hedge Funds.

Elliot founded the Jersey Hedge Fund Managers Group aimed at linking the growing community of local Managers and is a committee member of the Jersey Funds Association.

Philip Dowsett

Philip Dowsett Partner, Dechert LLP

Philip Dowsett focuses his practice on fund formation, fund governance and investment management matters in the Middle East, United Kingdom, Europe and the United States. His clients include regional and international investors; private equity and venture capital firms; family offices; sovereign wealth funds; and corporates. Mr. Dowsett advises his clients across a wide range of industries including energy, healthcare, media and technology, infrastructure, retail and finance. He has previously worked in London and Hong Kong, and completed a secondment at one the largest sovereign wealth funds in the Middle East.


We’re a market-leading offshore funds practice advising clients on the formation, structuring, funding and regulation of investment funds in Jersey, Guernsey, the Cayman Islands and the BVI. Our lawyers also provide ongoing legal advice to offshore funds and their managers, advisors, investors and lenders.

Our international team spans time-zones and is known for the quality, quantity and complexity of the work it handles, working across a wide range of alternative fund asset classes – both traditional and new, including technology, fintech, renewable energy, meditech and bio venture.

Our lawyers also maintain close contact with the financial regulatory and tax authorities in our jurisdictions and regularly participate in the development of new laws, regulations and regulatory policy. This enables us to advise authoritatively in the context of an evolving landscape.

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Venue: Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Finance Centre