Matthew Feargrieve

Matthew Feargrieve professional bio

Matthew Feargrieve investment management specialist joins Withers LLP to establish European investment funds practice Matthew Feargrieve is an investment management consultant with more than twenty  years' experience of advising managers of investment funds operating in the leading jurisdictions of the United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Ireland and the Cayman Islands. He is qualified in financial services in the UK, the Cayman Islands and the Eastern Caribbean.

Managers of closed- and open- ended funds (UCITS and non-UCITS) operating in all asset classes and across a spectrum of investment strategies (both retail and alternative) rely on Matthew for operational and structural advice. He is also familiar with the regulation of investment funds and asset management r advice in legal and operational matters and on a wide range of lifecycle issues ranging from domicile choice and vehicle structuring, to capital raising and liquidity management and ultimately to wind-down, as well as on crisis management and reputational issues relevant to investor relations and capital preservation in times of draw-down and illiquidity.

Matthew Feargrieve provides asset managers with all of the key documentation required by their investment funds, including the prospectus and offering documents, sub-fund supplements, Key Information sheets, the fund's constitutional documents, investment management and advisory agreements, and investor side letters. He also works with the manager's third-party vendors and fund service providers when reviewing the fund's administration, custody and prime brokerage agreements.

With a background in M&A, Matthew can also advise on portfolio transactional activities, and has a particular interest in commercial aviation contracts and associated regulatory matters. 

His extensive experience of advising fund managers makes Matthew Feargrieve a valued member of the boards of investment funds in various jurisdictions, on which he acts in a non-executive capacity. 

Before becoming an independent financial services consultant, Matthew worked for leading financial services firms in the UK, the US and in Switzerland.

Click on the links below to read some of Matthew's financial services articles and thought leadership. 

Matthew Feargrieve: Thought Leadership and Learned Articles 

Matthew Feargrieve: Why Hedge Funds are leaving Europe for the Caribbean

Switzerland: World Number 5 for Hedge Fund management

Coronavirus: Five Survival Protocols for Investment Professionals

From Hero to Zero: the Neil Woodford Story

Bloomberg UK Financial Services Law Report - A question of Domicile

The Hedge Fund Law Report - The Changing Face of Alternative Asset Management in Switzerland

Funds Europe - Weavering judgment