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Linda Gorman, Quintillion

Quintillion recognised as Best UCITS Liquid Alternative Fund Administration by Hedgeweek

Mon, 27/03/2017 - 08:55

Quintillion Limited, the European-based affiliate of US Bancorp Fund Services, has been awarded Best UCITS Liquid Alternative Fund Administrator at the 2017 Hedgeweek Global Awards in London. »

Harbour offers market-leading funds support

Fri, 24/03/2017 - 14:04

Harbour Financial Services Limited is an independent fund administrator that has earned a strong reputation in Bermuda for providing award-winning service to a range of alternative investment and private equity funds.  »

Andre Perez, Horseshoe Group

ILS market could reach USD100 billion

Fri, 24/03/2017 - 13:50

The Horseshoe Group was established in 2005 and is a leading provider of insurance management services to insurers, reinsurers, as well as insurance linked securities (ILS) structures such as sidecars and catastrophe bonds.  »

Martin Smith, FundBPO

FundBPO selects DST to boost fund services automation

Tue, 21/03/2017 - 09:31

Australian fund administrator FundBPO – part of the MainstreamBPO group – has appointed wealth management software specialist DST Systems to implement the company’s enterprise workflow solution via a five year license agreement. »

Daniel Burstein, Linedata

Linedata and Morningstar expand fixed income coverage for Fund Services clients

Thu, 09/03/2017 - 08:54

Linedata is extending its partnership with Morningstar in the area of fixed income and credit derivatives to include its Fund Services clients. »

Peter Cripwell, RiskSystem

Credit Suisse selects RiskSystem for risk and investment reporting

Tue, 21/02/2017 - 10:42

Credit Suisse Fund Management has selected RiskSystem to provide daily risk reporting and investment restriction monitoring for the Luxembourg domiciled Credit Suisse (LUX) Absolute Return Bond Fund. »

Frederick H Waddell, Northern Trust

Northern Trust to acquire fund services units of UBS in Luxembourg and Switzerland

Mon, 20/02/2017 - 09:30

Northern Trust to acquire UBS Asset Management's fund administration servicing units in Luxembourg and Switzerland, expanding its presence in the former and gaining local fund administration capabilities in the latter. »

Michael Gottstein, Berdon Fund Services

Berdon Fund Services selects FundCount software

Tue, 14/02/2017 - 11:06

Berdon Fund Services, a New York-based fund administrator has incorporated FundCount’s accounting and investment software into its service offering.  »

Ali Sheikh, Northern Trust

Hedge fund Alpine Global Master Trust appoints Northern Trust for admin services

Mon, 13/02/2017 - 10:46

Alpine Global Master Fund, a long/short market-neutral hedge fund, has appointed Northern Trust (Nasdaq: NTRS) to provide hedge fund administration services and middle office outsourcing. »

Peter Jakubicka, Circle Partners

Growth is driven by Incubator and Approved Funds

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 13:35

Circle Partners is an independent fund administrator with offices in the BVI, Cayman Islands, and across the EU, the Americas and Hong Kong.  »

Bill Prew, Indos Financial

Fund managers need to be alert to successfully navigate a hard Brexit

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 12:19

Bill Prew (pictured), CEO of Indos Financial, the independent depositary firm, writes that the UK government has finally revealed its Brexit position. “Any chance of a soft Brexit or retained membership of the Single Market has apparently been removed. The UK will almost certainly pull out of the Single Market although some hope policymakers will negotiate a transitional arrangement to avoid a cliff-edge Brexit. »

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. »

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