Focus on startups

Launching a new fund is a complex and extremely competitive business enterprise. You may encounter many unfamiliar challenges — raising capital, recruiting and retaining highly skilled people, managing risk, complying with changing regulations, and accessing global markets.

This is where we can make a difference. Our Global Emerging Manager   Platform team will work with you to quickly navigate the complexities of legislation and regulation, align your tax strategy to your business goals, provide assurance regarding the numbers and deliver a range of advisory services tailored to address your startup needs.

As a global leader in the asset management industry, we have extensive  experience in assisting new fund launches. We appreciate the needs, nuances and challenges startups face.

We can help by providing:

  • Early industry, regulatory and technical insights focused on startup needs
  • A range of advisory services beyond audit and tax, such as  fund formation and structuring, including evaluations of and recommendations for attorneys, prime brokers, fund administrators ,and other industry service providers; and fund document review and regulatory registration, including offshore jurisdiction
  • Direct access to one of the world’s largest global asset management networks and introduction to brokers
  • Experienced tax professionals who can assist with the preparation  of tax returns and K-1s for funds, management companies, general partners and principals; provide innovative tax planning and structuring of entities; and assist with partner tax allocations and uncertain tax (ASC 740) analysis
  • A commitment to invest in long-term relationships through personalized service, customized business approaches, and fair and flexible fees
  • Integrated private client services designed to specifically address your financial needs and concerns

Who we are

We have been a leader in serving the hedge fund sector for over 30 years. Our emphasis on industry knowledge, innovative solutions and quality is a major factor in the growth of our hedge fund practices. We have assisted many leading hedge funds  through every phase of business — from starting up to obtaining listings on exchanges and going public. We offer a wide range of  services designed to provide support to organizations in the startup phase. In fact, our practices were founded on startups. Our services for startups include:

  • Audit
  • Domestic and global tax compliance
  • Tax advisory and structuring, domestic and foreign
  • Selection of domiciles, considering tax, regulatory and infrastructure implications
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Risk management
  • Process improvement
  • Technology optimization
  • Tax impact to founders
  • State and local tax planning
  • Private client services

Many of our clients that began as startups are among the largest funds today. As these organizations mature, we continue to support their evolving requirements through our extensive portfolio of audit, tax, advisory and transaction services. Our global  hedge fund practices are among the largest of any Big Four firm and are led by highly skilled professionals who are intimately familiar with the demands of developing and maintaining a successful fund business.

Teams are located in key financial centers throughout the world to serve clients wherever they need assistance. Clients benefit from the collective skills and know-how of this interconnected, worldwide network. Because we operate in more than 60 cities worldwide, we bring firsthand insight on local market trends and accounting, tax and regulatory issues.

Why we’re different 

  • We have been serving the hedge fund industry for over 30 years. 
  • We have a large alternatives practice, with a large global footprint. 
  • We have a globally integrated practice. 
  • We onboard many hedge fund launches globally, some of which are the largest in the industry, making us the leading accounting and tax provider for emerging managers.

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  • Bahamas

    Ernst & Young
    P.O. Box N-3231
    Nassau - Bahamas

    Phone: +1 242 502 6000
    Fax: +1 242 502 6095

  • Bermuda

    EY Bermuda Ltd.
    3 Bermudiana Road
    Hamilton, HM08

    Phone: +1 441 295 7000
    Fax: +1 441 295 5193

  • British Virgin Islands

    Ernst & Young Ltd.
    Ritter House
    Wickhams Cay 2
    Road Town
    Tortola VG1110, British Virgin Islands

    Phone: +1 284 852 5450
    Fax: +1 284 852 5451

  • Cayman Islands

    EY Cayman Ltd.
    62 Forum Lane
    Camana Bay
    P.O. Box 510
    Grand Cayman
    Cayman Islands

    Phone: +1 345 949 8444
    Fax: +345 949 8529


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