As the private equity asset class continues to expand and private equity fund managers respond to demand by investors for ever-more bespoke products and tailored investments, there has been an increase in the use of alternative fund structures to accommodate such demand. In addition to the proliferation of separate accounts, funds-of-one and co-investment structures, the use of vehicles that employ series, cell or other asset and liability segregation technology has increased, bringing with it opportunities and potential challenges when leverage at the fund or individual series level is sought.
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