Some 60 percent of limited partners in a recent international survey said they plan to maintain or increase the amount of capital they have invested in private equity funds in offshore locations in the next five years.
The survey, which polled 260 limited partners and general partners worldwide including 70 in North America, was commissioned by Mourant Ozannes, a leading offshore law firm based in the Cayman Islands.
Released on Jan. 5, the study also found that more than 51 percent of LPs planned to maintain or increase their mid-shore investments.
“It is clear that both GPs and institutional investors across the globe remain positive about the role well-regulated and transparent offshore financial centers play in the PE market,” said Alex Last, a Mourant Ozannes partner, in a statement announcing the results of the survey.
“A significant majority are refocusing their attention on jurisdictions that provide tested, flexible and cost-effective structures for holding or financing international assets or operations.”