How to kill a zombie - before regulators step in

What to do with funds holding illiquid assets past their original maturity date

Wind up zombie funds before the regulator steps in

Stagnant funds – often referred to as ‘zombie funds’ – holding illiquid assets long past their original maturity date with little prospect of realising anticipated returns for investors are the bane of both investors and managers. The illiquid nature of the assets means there is typically a slim chance of achieving an exit on the secondary buyout market and a liquidity shortfall has resulted in the long-term suspension of investor redemptions. There are a number of key preliminary issues fund ma

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