Subscription and Fund Finance

Experienced global team focused on innovation and flexibility

As a leading player in the market, we leverage our global footprint for the benefit of our clients. Our team is based in New York and dedicated to providing subscription facilities and fund-level financing solutions across all alternative asset classes. In addition to New York, we have dedicated teams based in London and Singapore as well as local coverage throughout SMBC’s offices.


We offer subscription and fund financing to global alternative asset managers that seek a flexible form of leverage and working capital financing. Our dedicated team of experts can advise on bespoke facility structures specific to a fund’s needs. Additionally, we work alongside Loan Capital Markets as arranger and syndication agent for club deals and broadly syndicated loans.

Advantages of SMBC Subscription and Fund Finance

  • A global team with one platform to service clients across all regions
  • Bespoke loan structuring for subscription facilities unique to a fund structure
  • A comprehensive one-stop shop for fund-level financing across all asset classes
  • A dedicated loan syndication team to accommodate the largest fund-level facilities in the market
  • A unique advantage to selectively consider niche requests across single managed accounts, concentrated capital commitments, and asset-based arrangements


Fund-level solutions

  • Secured subscription credit facilities
  • Working capital financing for funds of one
  • Equity bridge facilities from initial fundraise to final closing
  • Direct institutional LP lending 
  • Selective asset-level fund financing, including GP financing, hybrid facilities, and NAV-backed facilities

Fund-level ancillary products

  • Structured derivative hedging, including FX & rates
  • Transaction banking and risk management services, including cash management, interest-rate solutions, and collateral accounts
  • Trade finance through LC issuance
  • Project-related financings, including real estate, project finance, and infrastructure funding