Investment Management

Investment Management

Binnenlandse en buitenlandse financiële markten zijn continu in beweging. Investment management vergt dan ook een flexibele benadering van de markt. Het multidisciplinair Investment Management Team van Houthoff heeft daarvoor de vereiste ervaring en expertise. Ons kantoor vertegenwoordigt zowel institutionele investeerders als vermogensbeheerders. Hierdoor overzien onze specialisten als geen ander het complexe financiële speelveld. Als een van de weinige Nederlandse investment managementexperts integreren zij juridische, fiscale en notariële kennis met vergaande sectorkennis. Ons Investment Management Team heeft ruime ervaring op het gebied van asset pooling, beleggingsinstellingen (waaronder private-equityfondsen, hedge funds, vastgoedfondsen, retailfondsen - UCITS en non-UCITS - en funds of funds) en regelgeving met betrekking tot (collectief) vermogensbeheer.

  • First Tier firm
    Chambers Europe, Investment Funds (2020 Edition)
  • “They are really strong advocates and are helpful in steering clients through the decision-making process."
    Chambers Europe, Investment Funds (2020 Edition)
  • “An interviewee praises the lawyers’ ability to ‘bring a more commercial understanding to their clients.’”
    Chambers Europe, Investment Funds (2020 Edition)
  • “The partner is involved in providing the content rather than delegating everything to the team.”
    Chambers Europe, Investment Funds (2020 Edition)
  • “The lawyers have a good understanding of our business and what is important for us.”
    Chambers Europe, Investment Funds (2020 Edition)
  • “The team understands the fund prospectus through and through!”
    Legal 500, Investment Funds (2020 Edition)
  • “Up to date knowledge, easily accessible, pleasant contact and realistic in their approach. If there is a game you cannot win they tell you to avoid unnecessary costs for the client."
    Legal 500, Investment Funds (2020 Edition)
  • “Clients highlight the firm’s ‘outstanding project management, understanding of what investors want and ability to translate that into good terms.’”
    Chambers Europe, Investment Funds (2019 Edition)
  • “There is only one big law firm you can choose for pensions funds, and that's Houthoff. They specialise and have a really good template for asset management agreements.”
    Chambers Europe, Investment Funds (2019 Edition)
  • First Tier firm
    Chambers Europe, Investment Funds (2019 Edition)
  • Recommended
    Legal 500, Investment Funds (2019 Edition)
  • First Tier firm
    Legal 500, Investment Funds (2019 Edition)
  • First Tier firm
    Chambers Europe, Investment Funds (2018 Edition)
  • "According to interviewees, the team is 'sufficiently resourced, with talented people to give correct, well-defined and timely responses'."
    Chambers Europe, Investment Funds (2018 Edition)
  • "Clients praise the 'excellent team' for its 'quick and practical' lawyers who 'have good knowledge and experience'."
    Chambers Europe, Investment Funds (2018 Edition)
  • "The ‘absolutely top-notch’ team at Houthoff acts for fund managers, institutional investors and large insurers."
    Legal 500, Investment Funds (2018 Edition)
  • First Tier firm
    Legal 500, Investment Funds (2018 Edition)
  • "The firm has a good presence in the market and does a lot of contracts for asset managers and pension funds. I have worked with a lot of law firms and Houthoff Buruma are faster and better."
    Chambers Europe, Investment Funds (2017 Edition)
  • First Tier firm
    Chambers Europe, Investment Funds (2017 Edition)
  • "In my experience, all the firm's employees are very knowledgeable and accurate. They are eager to deliver and their response times are short."
    Chambers Europe, Investment Funds (2017 Edition)

Voorbeelden van onze expertise binnen het investment management

Beleggingsinstellingen zijn onderhevig aan strenge toezichtwet- en regelgeving. Als geen ander doorziet ons Investment Management Team dit complexe web van regelgeving en adviseert cliënten strategisch en praktisch over het opzetten en (her-)structureren van beleggingsinstellingen. Ook adviseren onze specialisten regelmatig vermogensbeheerders, pensioenfondsen en andere institutionele beleggers over discretionair en fiduciair vermogensbeheer en asset pooling.

Om strategische oplossingen te kunnen bieden, werken onze investment managementspecialisten nauw samen met onze experts op het gebied van onder meer vastgoed, private equity en banking & finance. In grensoverschrijdende transacties werken wij samen met advocaten die zijn verbonden aan Lex Mundi, het meest exclusieve wereldwijde netwerk van advocatenkantoren.

 
  • Houthoff assisted the Salvation Army in setting up the investment fund 'Stichting Leger des Heils WoonVermogen' for construction projects that make a social impact. The 'Stichting Leger des Heils WoonVermogen' is funded by private investors and aims to build 250 residences for vulnerable people in the coming years.
  • Advised GLP Pte Ltd on setting up their investment fund structure through the Netherlands (inter alia by setting up a Dutch AIFM branch).
  • Advised Hof Capital on forming a new Dutch investment fund called 'HC Woningen'. It is formed as a Dutch fund for joint account (fonds voor gemene rekening) and invests in residential real estate in the Netherlands.
  • Advised A.S.R. on the formation of a large Dutch investment fund called A.S.R. Dutch Science Park Fund. The fund is formed as a Dutch fund for joint account (fonds voor gemene rekening) and invests in properties on science parks in the Netherlands.
  • Advised De Utrechtse Fondsen CV (UFCV), a large Dutch investment fund (AIF) set up as a Dutch limited partnership, and its five institutional investors on the sale of its entire residential real estate portfolio (1352 residential properties) to the Amvest Residential Core Fund.
  • Houthoff has recently been retained by ABP, the largest pension fund in the Netherlands, to advise on all investment management related matters concerning its relationship with APG, including several Dutch investment funds managed by APG. The Houthoff team is led by Oscar van Angeren and Daan Horsthuis.

  • Advised Stichting-Telegraafpensieonfonds 1959, a Dutch pension fund with assets under management of approximately EUR 1.2 billion, on the appointment of NN Investment Partners (NN IP) as their new integrated (fiduciary) asset manager. The work included the preparation of, and negotiations about, a complex Dutch law fiduciary management agreement.
  • Houthoff advised Stichting Bedrijfspensioenfonds voor het Bakkersbedrijf (Bpf Bakkers), a Dutch pension fund managing assets of approximately EUR 3.5 billion, on the appointment of NN Investment Partners as their new integrated fiduciary asset manager. This transaction involved the preparation and negotiations of a fiduciary management agreement under Dutch law based on Bpf Bakker's own template.
  • Houthoff advised VSB Vermogensfonds on the appointment of NN Investment Partners (NN IP) as their new integrated (fiduciary) asset manager. The work included the preparation of, and negotiations about, a complex Dutch law fiduciary management agreement.
  • Advised CBRE Global Investment Partners, part of one of the world’s premier, full-service commercial real estate services and investment companies, on setting up a Dutch fund targeting European co-investment and joint venture strategies, having raised a total of USD 840 million of equity sourced from six investors.
  • Advised Stichting Pensioenfonds Campina, a Dutch pension fund with assets under management of approximately EUR 1.4 billion, on the renewal of its contractual relationship with Goldman Sachs Asset Management International. The work included the preparation of, and negotiations about, a complex Dutch law fiduciary management agreement based on the pension fund's own ‘template’.
  • Advising the Pension Fund for the Medical Specialists, with assets under management of more than € 8 billion on, inter alia:
    (i) their custody contracts with JP Morgan;
    (ii) their fiduciary asset management contract with BlackRock;
    (iii) their ISDA contracts; and
    (iv) their fund investments.
  • Continuing to advise the Transport Industry Pension Fund, with assets under management of approx. € 17 billion, on, inter alia:
    (i) their asset pooling structure, including the implications of the AIFMD;
    (ii) their fund investments (private equity and real estate funds);
    (iii) their custody contracts with Northern Trust Global Advisors;
    (iv) the continuing appointment of new asset managers (approx. 30); and
    (v) their ISDA contracts.
  • Houthoff advised Stichting Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds voor de Bouwnijverheid (BpfBOUW), the fourth largest pension fund in the Netherlands, managing assets of approximately EUR 55 billion, on several legal matters concerning its relationship with APG. The advice pertained to, among other things, the legal documentation of the asset management, fund management and fiduciary and other advisory services provided by APG to BpfBOUW on an ongoing basis.
  • Houthoff advised Stichting Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds voor de Zuivel en de industrie ("Bpf Zuivel") on the following legal matters:
    (i) the delegation of Bpf Zuivel's asset management to BNP Paribas Investment Partners Netherlands N.V. by means of an investment management agreement;
    (ii) the outsourcing of Bpf Zuivel's pensions management to Syntrus Achmea Pensioenbeheer N.V. by means of a pensions management agreement; and
    (iii) the appointment of Kas Bank N.V. as Bpf Zuivel's custodian by means of a custody agreement.

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Oscar van Angeren

Key Contact

Advocaat | Partner
+44 207 422 50 41
+31 6 5354 1635
Daan Horsthuis

Key Contact

Amsterdam
Advocaat | Counsel
+31 20 605 69 96
+31 6 4298 7385