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Daniel Häfele, Acolin

Acolin Fund Services strengthens cooperation with Hugo Fund Services

Mon, 16/01/2017 - 13:33

From January 2017 two representatives of foreign collective investment schemes – Acolin Fund Services (Zurich) and Hugo Fund Services (Geneva) – will cooperate more closely in advising asset managers on cross-border fund distribution. »

Scott Price, Maitland

Maitland grows North America business

Tue, 10/01/2017 - 12:53

Maitland is one of the industry's largest independent hedge fund administrators with USD280 billion in AuA. With more than 1,300 employees across 16 offices globally, Maitland is more than a fund administrator. It is a global advisory group, with its roots as an innovative law firm in Luxembourg in 1976 offering cross-border structuring solutions to corporates and some of the world's wealthiest families.  »

Bob Dorsey, Ultimus

Ultimus Fund Solutions surpasses USD50bn in assets

Tue, 10/01/2017 - 07:01

Ultimus Fund Solutions has surpassed USD50 billion in client assets serviced. »

Martin Smith, FundBPO

FundBPO opens office in Malta

Fri, 16/12/2016 - 12:32

Global fund administrator FundBPO has opened an office in Malta which will be headed by new hire Malcolm St John. »

Bob Dorsey, Ultimus

Ultimus to provide mutual fund services to Caldwell & Orkin

Wed, 07/12/2016 - 08:48

Ultimus Fund Solutions has been chosen to provide a full range of mutual fund services for the Caldwell & Orkin Funds. »

Fund Tax Services launches FTS Plus service for alt investment managers

Fund Tax Services launches FTS Plus service for alt investment managers

Fri, 18/11/2016 - 09:43

Fund Tax Services (FTS) has expanded its offering to alternative investment managers with the launch of FTS Plus, providing clients with access to three strategic advisory partners. »

Carlo Reding, Grant Thornton ABAX Investment Services

Grant Thornton ABAX Investment Services selects PFS‐PAXUS fund admin software

Mon, 14/11/2016 - 08:28

Grant Thornton ABAX Investment Services, based in Luxembourg, has selected PFS‐PAXUS for the administration of its funds services. »

Matthew Coleman, Warwick Capital Partners

Warwick Capital selects Wells Fargo Global Fund Services for new fund

Thu, 10/11/2016 - 09:40

London-based investment manager Warwick Capital Partners has selected Wells Fargo Global Fund Services to provide administration, outsourced middle and back office operations and transfer agency services for the new Warwick European Opportunities Fund II. »

Jesper Steiness, SS&C Advent

Fintech helps automate alternative funds

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 11:09

At SS&C Advent, an independent unit of SS&C Technologies who collectively support more than 10,000 customers worldwide, there has been, according to Jesper Steiness (pictured), Director of Global Accounts, a clear growth of interest among fund managers and service providers to improve automation with respect to alternative portfolio accounting and reporting.  »

Gary Anetsberger, Millennium Trust

Millennium Trust expands fund custody solution

Fri, 28/10/2016 - 10:26

Millennium Trust Company, a provider of custody solutions for institutions, advisers and individuals, has expanded its fund custody solution to include custody for registered investment companies ('40 Act Funds) as well as verification services. »

Christine Waldron, U.S. Bancorp Fund Services

Cultural fit is key to long‑term success

Wed, 26/10/2016 - 13:53

The pace of consolidation within the hedge fund administration space shows no let-up, with MUFJ Investor Services, the asset servicing arm of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, having just announced its latest acquisition; Rydex Fund Services, a 1940-Act fund administration business formerly owned by Guggenheim Investments.  »

Peter Sanchez, Northern Trust Hedge Fund Ser5vices

Convergence drives strategic operational partnerships

Wed, 26/10/2016 - 13:36

In order for the alternative funds industry to evolve one point that needs to be addressed is that the term 'Hedge Fund Administration' is too narrow. Firstly, one cannot avoid a trend towards convergence within alternatives that has steadily gained traction in recent years as hedge fund managers develop more private equity-like fund strategies, and vice-versa; this has resulted in the term 'hybrid fund' being bandied about.  »

Jack McDonald, Conifer

Strategy will be to focus on ‘growth from the core’

Wed, 26/10/2016 - 13:27

Conifer Financial Services is one of the world's leading independent fund administrators. It has more than 200 clients representing more than USD110 billion of combined assets under administration (AuA) and has a strong footprint in both the US and Asia (Singapore) following its successful merger with Vastardis Capital in 2014.  »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Hedge fund administration: M&A will improve standardisation

Wed, 26/10/2016 - 13:16

There is plenty of scope for further consolidation in the hedge fund administration space, but only those with a clear strategic vision and a willingness to reinvest in their businesses will likely emerge as tomorrow’s winners.  »

Paul Kneen, Pacific Fund Systems

Pacific Fund Systems opens European HQ

Fri, 21/10/2016 - 11:07

Pacific Fund Systems (PFS), the software company behind fund administration solution PFS-PAXUS, has opened its European operational headquarters in Douglas, Isle of Man. »

Tony Fischer, UMB Fund Services

Registered private funds offer greater leeway

Thu, 06/10/2016 - 10:58

Much is made of '40 Act alternative mutual funds but with their myriad investment restrictions and daily liquidity provisions, the lesser-known registered private fund could be a more compelling proposition for hedge fund managers. »

Beth Wiener, Marcum

Marcum opens hedge and private equity fund service centre in Dublin

Thu, 06/10/2016 - 10:21

Marcum has expanded its hedge fund servicing operations in Europe with the launch of Marcum RBK (Ireland) in Dublin – a joint venture with Russell Brennan Keane (RBK), an independent accounting and business advisory firm in Ireland. »

Bill Prew, INDOS

INDOS assets under depositary grow by 160 per cent year on year

Thu, 06/10/2016 - 09:14

UK-based independent AIFMD depositary INDOS Financial has recorded a 160 per cent increase in assets under depositary from September 2015 to end-September 2016 of USD8 billion to a total of USD13 billion. In the same period, client relationships have grown 70 per cent to 45.  »

Jorge Hendrickson, Opus Fund Services

Opus Fund Services - Best North American Fund Administrator

Mon, 03/10/2016 - 15:21

Multi-award-winning hedge fund administrator Opus Fund Services was established in Bermuda in 2006, subsequently expanding its footprint into the US with offices in Chicago (2008), San Francisco (2009), New York (2013) and Portland (2014). It serves over 250 fund managers and 425-plus funds with a combined AUM approaching USD13 billion. »

Scott Price, Maitland

Maitland Group - Best North American Hedge Fund Administrator

Mon, 03/10/2016 - 15:08

Maitland is one of the industry's largest independent hedge fund administrators with USD280 billion in AuA. With more than 1,300 employees across 16 offices globally, Maitland is more than a fund administrator. It is a global advisory group, with its roots as an innovative law firm in Luxembourg in 1976 offering cross-border structuring solutions to corporates and some of the world's wealthiest families.  »

Ross Ellis, SEI

SEI - Best Liquid Alternatives Fund Administrator & Managed Account Platform Technology Firm

Mon, 03/10/2016 - 13:44

In a new thought-provoking white paper entitled The upside of disruption – why the future of asset management depends on innovation, SEI picks out five important trends that are re-shaping the way we live our lives, both socially and professionally. SEI refers to these five trends as: Watsonisation; Googlisation; Amazonisation; Twitterisation, and Uberisation.  »

Brian Desmond, IKONIC

IKONIC Fund Services - Best Offshore Hedge Fund Administrator

Mon, 03/10/2016 - 13:23

IKONIC Fund Services (IKONIC) was incorporated in 2007 as a Bermuda exempted company and is a licensed Fund Administrator under the Bermuda Monetary Authority Investment Fund Act 2006.  »

Peter Jakubicka, Business Development Manager at Circle Partners

A one-stop shop solution to launching Malta funds

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 14:51

Circle Partners (Circle) is an independent fund administrator with offices across the EU, the Americas and Hong Kong. Circle has the ability to set up sub-funds on its Luxembourg SICAV and guide start-up managers through the whole process of bringing a new fund to market in all major fund jurisdictions.  »

Hedgeweek USA Awards 2016

FundCount Named Best Fund Accounting and Reporting Systems Firm in Hedgeweek USA Awards

Thu, 22/09/2016 - 10:50

FundCount, a Boston-based provider of integrated investment, partnership and general ledger accounting software, has been named Best Fund Accounting and Reporting Systems Firm by readers of Hedgeweek.   »

Bill Stone

SS&C acquires Wells Fargo’s Global Fund Services business

Wed, 14/09/2016 - 14:25

Financial services provider SS&C Technologies has acquired Wells Fargo Global Fund Services, a provider of administration, middle-office, operations and cash/collateral management services to alternative investment managers. The terms of the deal have not been revealed.  »

Apex Fund Services Luxembourg adopts Riva Transfer Agent software solution

Apex Fund Services Luxembourg adopts Riva Transfer Agent software solution

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 08:52

Fund administration and middle office provider Apex Fund Services’ Luxembourg operation will be the first administration office in the group to use the Riva Transfer Agent (Riva TA) software solution. »

Centaur opens office in Bermuda

Centaur opens office in Bermuda

Tue, 06/09/2016 - 14:29

Fund administration group Centaur is increasing its product offering and expanding its global footprint by opening an office in Bermuda. »

Philip Griffiths

JP Integra renames and expands

Tue, 06/09/2016 - 12:30

Specialist financial services group JP Integra Group has announced the expansion of the firm’s services, targeting the private capital sector with a wider offering.  »

Quattrex Sports selects EFA for fund administration

Quattrex Sports selects EFA for fund administration

Fri, 02/09/2016 - 08:31

Quattrex Sports has chosen European Fund Administration (EFA) for the administration and transfer agency of its alternative investment product Quattrex SCA, SICAV-FIS. »

Custom House Global Fund Services opens Shanghai office

Custom House Global Fund Services opens Shanghai office

Tue, 30/08/2016 - 08:14

Hedge fund administration specialist Custom House Global Fund Service has expanded its presence in China with the opening of an office in Shanghai. »

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