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    I am interested in starting a small fund management business in Australia – invest in private companies (not public markets) eg. small PE.  I have some HNW investors from overseas willing to invest.
    What do I need to establish such a business, apart from a AFS License?
    Thanks for the help!  

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    Megan Jaksa

    Hi Nevermore,
    There is no quick or easy answer to your question. Depending on how you plan to structure your business, you will need to consider :
    •an appropriate AFS Licence;
    AML/CTF compliance;
    •compliance processes and procedures;
    •appropriate disclosure documents; and
    •business structure (shareholder agreements, constitution, trust deed etc).

    We would recommend you seek legal advice to obtain more specific guidance.  Feel free to speak with one of our lawyers for further information.

    Author: Paul Derham
    Co-contributor: Megan Jaksa

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