This article was first published in the HFMWeek Special Report, UCITS 2015.

Adam Donoghue and Aaron Mulcahy of Maples and Calder examine how a more streamlined and meaningful corporate governance regimes will impact Irish funds and management companies.

One positive legacy of the financial crisis (and the Madoff and Weavering scandals) is a heightened global focus on corporate governance and oversight of delegates by fund boards. In particular, the increase in the numbers of pension funds, insurers and other institutional investors allocating to alternative funds over the last five years has resulted in greater scrutiny on the adequacy of investor protection measures and robustness of fund governance.

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