Demystifying European Domicile funds


SESSION: 4:00 PM - 06:30 PM (IST)


Venue: NDA Office, 2nd Floor,3 North Avenue, Makermax city, Bandra-Kurla Complex,Mumbai


Ranil Salgado, The head of the IMF (International Monetary Fund) for India, describes the Indian economy as an Elephant that has started to run. India is expected to maintain a steady growth rate of 7.3% in 2019-2020 (Moody’s report titled Global Macro Outlook 2019-20), and is considered a strong contender amongst the the emerging South Asia economies.

Tagging India as one of the fastest growing countries, World Bank has estimated that global GDP growth to be at 3.1% in 2018. A comparative view of the growth rates clearly demarcates India as a viable destination for increasing the exposure and making fresh investment. This is also evident in the performance of Indian indices; in CY2018 Indian markets outperformed most developed and emerging economies.

Indian market performance and easier regulations has boosted foreign investors interest in India. 2018 witnessed over 600 Foreign Portfolio Registrations steepest rise since the introduction of the regime in 2014. There is a growing appetite of foreign investors for India dedicated funds managed by Indian Asset Management firms. As Indian managers with on-ground presence have access to information and provide bottom-up stock ideas.

To cater to this client segment, many Indian Asset Managers are setting up offshore fund structures for pooling investor funds. Amongst these global investment fund centers Luxembourg and Ireland, as funds can be routed throughout the EU and marketed to all EU investors.

Keeping this in view Nishith Desai and Associates and SS&C Globe Op present the “Masterclass and Panel discussion addressing all the issues relating to fund structures in Ireland and Luxembourg.

We also look forward to welcoming representatives from the Irish Government amongst our midst, during the cocktail hour.

Focus Area

  1. European Onshore Fund Market – UCITS and ICAV
  2. Irish and Luxembourg Funds Market
  3. UCITS and ICAV Fund Structures
  4. Fund registration process
  5. Role of Mancos
  6. Role of Legal Firms
  7. Role of Fund administrators

Tentative Program

04:00 PM – 04:30 PM :

Masterclass by Colin Keene– Regulatory landscape and the fund industry Ireland and Luxembourg

04:30 PM – 05:15 PM :

Presentation by Law firm (Irish) – Fund set up regulations for Ireland and key differences with Luxembourg

05:15 PM – 05:30 PM :

Presentation by DMS – Role of MANCOs

05:30 PM – 05:45 PM :

Question and Answer

05:45 PM – 06:00 PM :


06:00 PM – 06:30 PM :

Panel Discussion


Cocktails and Networking


Colin Keane

Country Head

SS&C GlobeOp

Country Head of SS&C Ireland and Heads Onshore Business Development for EMEA Funds in Ireland and Luxembourg. He has over 18 years’ experience in the Fund Administration industry. Colin specializes in European regulated investment vehicles and in 2012 completed a Research Masters on the impact of regulation across Offshore and European Investment platforms.

Jeremy O’Sullivan

Executive Director


Jeremy O’Sullivan is an Executive Director of DMS Investment Management Services (Europe) Ltd. (DMS) and is based in Dublin, Ireland.  He also serves as an independent director on a range of European regulated funds and Section 110 vehicles and has extensive experience in UCITS, AIFMD, alternative investment vehicles, private equity, real estate, real assets and structured finance structures.

Brian Kelliher

Partner Dublin

Dillon Eustace

Brian is a highly experienced adviser on Irish financial services law focusing on asset management and investment funds, derivatives, foreign fund registrations, investment services, and regulatory and compliance. His investment funds practice covers all fund product types – from traditional UCITS, ETFs, money market funds and alternative UCITS to the full spectrum of Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs). He advises on product design, authorization, contract negotiation, marketing, migration and all applicable regulatory and compliance matters. Brian advises on Irish-regulated investment services, including establishment and authorization and ongoing regulatory and compliance matters

Shamit Choksi

Head - Offshore Fund Investments

ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company

Shamit Chokshi joined ICICI Prudential AMC in February 2016, and he spearheads the International Business Division. Shamit brings a rich and diverse asset management industry experience across investments and research, products, structuring, asset raising and strategy.

He is instrumental for developing investment themes, exporting our India equity and fixed income capabilities to foreign clients, strategically growing the firm's global business, and also overlooks the investment advisory process for this division.

Richie Sancheti

Head, Investment Funds

Nishith Desai Associates

Richie Sancheti leads the Funds Practice Group at Nishith Desai Associates and is based in Mumbai. With a strong background in funds, Richie advises on optimum structures for setting up onshore and offshore investment funds. He advises fund managers in connection with the formation, carry allocation program and governance of private funds. Richie specializes in all aspects of the formation and operation of venture capital, private equity and hedge funds that are focused on investing in India. Richie is also a member of the firm’s international tax and private equity investment practice groups and advises clients on matters including private equity transactions.



Headquartered in Windsor, Connecticut, SS&C serves a worldwide clientele through a global network of offices. We are publicly listed on the NASDAQ (SSNC) and remain exclusively focused on the investment management and financial services industries. With US$2.3 Trillion Assets under Administration over more than 13000 clients, SS&C is a leading independent provider of middle and back office, administration and software solutions to funds and other sectors of the financial industry. With over 21000 + highly experienced employees  worldwide and 134 offices globally, SS&C offers Local Operations with Global “Follow-the-Sun” Support.

Our corporate DNA

Fund Services is SS&C’s Focus: Clients receive high-touch attention and investment because fund services is our primary business.

Ownership and Control of Technology: SS&C’s technology, data warehouse and services platform are wholly owned, proprietary, and sold commercially. SS&C controls the entire means of production.

Scalability and Flexibility: We provide highly scalable and flexible solutions, regardless of client size and/or complexity. SS&C maintains the institutional expertise and technology capabilities that are essential for a long-lasting partnership



Ireland's inward investment promotion agency, the IDA, is a non-commercial, semi-state body promoting Foreign Direct Investment into Ireland through a wide range of services.

We partner with potential and existing investors to help them establish or expand their operations in Ireland