Mainspring Investment Platform - High Net Worth Investors

High Net Worth investor feeder?

Traditionally PE or VC fund managers have sought to attract large institutional investors as limited partners in their fund. This meant that the LPs tended to be experienced investors, and so were relatively easy to interact with and typically would raise only limited queries with an administrator.  Drawdowns were usually funded on time and investors…

What is a fund?

Bridget Barker Chair of the Board, Mainspring Fund Services An investment fund is an arrangement, usually managed by a third party, which allows participants to invest in one or more assets and share the returns and the risks of the underlying investments. A fund structure is typically used so that each investor can take a…

Reporting to your Investors

Your fund has held a first close and you have some money in the ground, having executed your fund’s first deal. Now you need to start thinking about how you report on your activity to your investors. Of course, your latitude here is limited: the Limited Partnership Agreement (LPA) for your fund will detail what…

Making your first investments

So, having now been managing your deal flow and building up a pipeline of potential investments for your new fund, you have identified what you feel is an attractive first investment. What considerations should you keep in mind when making this first investment? And how will you fund it? Building up a portfolio of investments…

Timing the first close

In previous editions of our Insights series we’ve looked at some of the key considerations regarding the first deal from your fund, and one of the key considerations is: When should I hold a first close for my fund? The question is of course significant and not only for the practical reasons laid out in…