Tokenized Funds

We assist in all aspects of the tokenized funds’ formation, governance and operation.

Including:

  • Defining a fund’s structure, strategy and associated risks;
  • Preparing private offering memorandums, operating agreements, partnership agreements, investment advisory agreements, investment management agreements and other documentation for the fund’s launch and operation;
  • Preparing and filing Form D with SEC and submitting “blue sky” state filings, if required;
  • Reviewing marketing materials and advising on legal marketing issues for private equity and venture capital funds;
  • Advising on foreign and US investor qualifications;
  • Advising on AML/KYC compliance;
  • Guiding through the SEC and state registrations, if necessary;
  • Advising on applicability of federal and state regulations, including broker-dealer legislation, FINRA rules, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and the Investment Company Act of 1940;
  • Establishing offshore feeders for foreign investment srtreams;
  • Supervising offshore attorneys, fund administrators and auditors;
  • Advising in relationships with brokers, custodians and other select service providers from our extensive professional network.

Services Related to Formation and Operation of Tokenized Funds

Tokenized funds offer a number of potential benefits as compared to traditional funds.

Benefits include:

  • Access to a global pool of capital;
  • Increased liquidity;
  • Simplified digital management of a significant number of investors via smart contracts;
  • Automated and transparent governance, voting and compliance using smart contracts on the blockchain;
  • Prompt cryptocurrency operations as an alternative to banking transactions in fiat.

Our fund tokenization services include:

  • Development of a fund’s strategy and structure;
  • Possible integration of the token issuer into the current structures or creation of a separate tokenized structure for the existing manager;
  • Advice on jurisdiction and cross-jurisdictional issues;
  • Implementation of the chosen trust structure and preparation of all necessary documentation;
  • Preparation of private offering memorandum and subscription documents;
  • Advice on foreign and US investor qualifications;
  • Advice on AML/KYC compliance.

Fund token issuers must structure each offering very carefully to take into account various pitfalls presented by securities regulations, AML/KYC requirements and current investment and governance restrictions. Heightened global liquidity may present additional operational complications, for example, with secondary market re-sales and maintaining capitalization tables.

Some of the major considerations that should be acknowledged and addressed by emerging tokenized fund managers are possible limitations on the security token re-sale, number of investors, investor solicitation and acceptance, tradability on secondary markets in the US and foreign jurisdictions, etc.

We help our clients efficiently navigate the web of challenges arising throughout formation, governance and operation of tokenized funds.

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Experience

Consulted client in connection to setting-up alternative hybrid structures and tokenized real estate lending “master feeder” fund (US/Cayman)

Advised client on potential issuance of fund tokens and their possible effect on an existing LP structure

Consulted fund manager on setting up a SPV for the tokenization of a LP interest in a venture capital fund, including advising on structure’s classification for purposes of US and Cayman securities regulations

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