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Dermot Butler, chairman, Custom House Global Fund Services

On the failure of MF Global and the role of NEDs

Sun, 11/12/2011 - 18:35

+ information request The horrifying thing about MF Global is you can bring in someone with huge experience like John Corzine, who has seen what’s gone on in the past three years, and yet he goes in and completely fails to prevent what has become the biggest blow-up since Lehman’s – indeed, it has been suggested that he instigated the disastrous trade, says Dermot Butler (pictured), chairman, Custom House Global Fund Services… »

Dermot Butler, chairman, Custom House Global Fund Services

Even for Directors, there are only 24 hours in the day

Tue, 18/10/2011 - 17:26

+ information request There has been a lot of comment in the media about the responsibilities and duties of hedge and alternative investment fund directors. Although the topic had been quite a high profile for several years, the Weavering judgement in the Caymans has focussed the minds of not only the Directors themselves, but also their attorneys and, of course, investors in the funds (predominantly institutional) who have been at the forefront of this movement, says Dermot Butler (pictured), chairman of Custom House Global Fund Services… »

Dermot Butler, chairman, Custom House Global Fund Services Ltd and Custom House Group

Comment: FATCA could well cause managers to turn their backs on the US

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 13:10

Another draconian measure is set to grace the industry – FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act), says Dermot Butler (pictured) chairman of Custom House Global Fund Services Ltd and Custom House Group. »

Dermot Butler, chairman of Custom House Global Fund Services Ltd and Custom House Group

Comment: Whatever happened to cost benefit analysis?

Thu, 01/09/2011 - 15:53

I have previously discussed some of the pitfalls of the Dodd-Frank Act. But aside from this, there have been thousands of words written concerning the excessive cost that will be imposed upon the industry in complying with all of the regulations introduced globally post-2008, says Dermot Butler (pictured), chairman of Custom House Global Fund Services Ltd and Custom House Group. Over and above the costs of putting in systems and training staff to handle these compliance issues, there will be huge legal costs... »

Dermot Butler, chairman, Custom House Global Fund Sevices

Service providers look ahead to challenges of growth

Wed, 31/08/2011 - 10:48

By Simon Gray - Malta's efforts to put itself on the map as a fund domicile and servicing centre within the European Union have been an undoubted success. Although fund numbers and aggregate assets are still low by comparison with its main competitors within the EU, Luxembourg and Ireland, over the past three years the Mediterranean island nation has forced itself to the attention of managers and promoters examining whether investor attitudes and the new global regulatory environment make it advisable to base at least part of their fund range onshore in Europe. »

Dermot Butler, chairman, Custom House Global Fund Services Ltd and Custom House Group

Comment: Regulatory overload

Mon, 18/07/2011 - 15:56

Regulation must be 'targeted, appropriate and relevant', says Dermot Butler, chairman of Custom House Global Fund Services Ltd and Custom House Group… »

Dermot Butler, chairman of Custom House Global Fund Services Ltd and Custom House Group

Comment: If it works in Houston, it’ll work in Singapore

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 15:43

There’s a lot to be said about getting a fund administration location correct. Get it wrong and you can damage client relationships along with your reputation. Get it right, and growth opportunities can blossom, says Dermot Butler, chairman of Custom House Global Fund Services Ltd and Custom House Group. »

Dermot Butler, Chairman of Custom House

Custom House Global Fund Services launches phase two of CHARIOT

Mon, 16/05/2011 - 14:11

Custom House Global Fund Services has launched Phase Two of the CHARIOT Web Dealing platform, which breaks new ground in hedge fund administration practices. »

Dermot Butler, chairman, Custom House Global Fund Services

Learning the lessons of the Madoff scandal

Thu, 05/05/2011 - 21:30

By Dermot Butler - It is ironic, but nonetheless a good thing, that many professional and institutional investors, led by the best of the Private Banks in Switzerland, gave an ultimatum, early in 2009, to many US hedge fund managers that they would no longer invest in their self-administered funds, unless they appointed an independent fund administrator, by the end of that year. I think it is fair to say that almost everywhere else in the world the self-administered fund was as rare as it was commonplace in the United States. »

Dermot Butler, Chairman, Custom House Group Fund Services

Looking at Dodd-Frank outside (the US)

Mon, 28/03/2011 - 06:00

Dermot Butler (pictured), Chairman, Custom House Group Fund Services, outlines some of the key exemptions for investment advisers under the Dodd-Frank rule. »

Dermot Butler, Chairman, Custom House Group Fund Services

Comment: Looking at Dodd-Frank outside (the US)

Wed, 23/03/2011 - 16:53

Dermot Butler (pictured), Chairman, Custom House Group Fund Services, outlines some of the key exemptions for investment advisers under the Dodd-Frank rule. »

Ralph Chicktong, managing director. Custom House Singapore

Custom House Group – Best Asian Hedge Fund Administrator

Thu, 17/03/2011 - 16:26

Custom House was established in Ireland in 1989 to provide a broad range of fund services to its clients. The group merged into Equity Trust on September 1, 2008, in effect becoming a joint venture between Equity Trust and the Custom House management. At that time, the holding company Custom House Global Fund Services was established in Malta. The company now has more than 260 employees and subsidiary offices in Chicago, Dublin, Guernsey, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Singapore. »

Dermot Butler, Custom House Group

The global route to daily NAVs

Mon, 27/09/2010 - 14:34

One of the key reason investors seek managed accounts is that they want transparency and liquidity, so service providers must be able to administer managed accounts on a daily basis –as Custo »

Dermot Butler

Choosing Malta as the global HQ

Mon, 06/09/2010 - 16:02

 Just as the presence of shovel-makers during California's gold rush was a sure sign that more prospectors were on the way, so the increasing number of service providers in Malta surely presag »

Dermot Butler, chairman of Custom House

Custom House launches umbrella platform for emerging and start up managers

Thu, 19/08/2010 - 06:07

Custom House Global Fund Services has launched The Nascent Fund Sicav, an open-end Maltese domiciled Sicav umbrella fund platform for managers wishing to start their own new fund and establish a track record. »

Dermot Butler, chairman of Custom House

Custom House appoints chief operating officer

Fri, 02/07/2010 - 07:15

Custom House Global Fund Services, the Maltese-based holding company for the Custom House group of companies, has appointed Mark Hedderman as chief operating officer. »

Dermot Butler, chairman of Custom House

Custom House wins Efficient Capital mandate

Mon, 07/06/2010 - 06:34

Malta-based Custom House Global Fund Services has been appointed to act as the full service administrator of the funds managed by Efficient Capital Management of Illinois, US. »

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Custom House launches online Chariot Dealing Platform

Wed, 26/05/2010 - 14:02

Custom House, a hedge fund administrator, has launched the Chariot Dealing Platform to complement its existing Chariot Reporting Platform. »

Dermot Butler, chairman of Custom House

Comada and Custom House launch online transaction tracking platform

Wed, 26/05/2010 - 10:27

Transaction technology developer Comada has partnered with hedge fund administrator Custom House to launch a platform for fund managers and their investors. »

Custom House expands global marketing capabilities

Custom House expands global marketing capabilities

Tue, 03/11/2009 - 14:28

Custom House Global Fund Services, an administrator specialising in alternative investment, hedge funds and funds of funds, has made two additions to its global marketing efforts. »

Custom House and Equity Trust complete merger

Custom House and Equity Trust complete merger

Wed, 03/09/2008 - 07:01

Custom House Global Fund Services Ltd and Equity Trust have completed the formal merger of Equity Trust's Fund Services Business and that of Custom »

Custom House and Equity Fund Services target USD55bn in assets after merger

Custom House and Equity Fund Services target USD55bn in assets after merger

Fri, 02/05/2008 - 16:04

Custom House Global Fund Services, the parent company of Dublin-based hedge fund administrator Custom House Administration & Corporate Services, and Equity Fund Services, the fund admi »

Custom House receives SAS 70 Type II Report

Custom House receives SAS 70 Type II Report

Tue, 08/01/2008 - 06:00

Dublin-based hedge Custom House Administration & Corporate Services has announced that it has become one of the first administrators to receive a Statement on Auditing Standards 70 Typ »

Custom House surpasses USD 30 billion in assets under administration

Custom House surpasses USD 30 billion in assets under administration

Tue, 18/12/2007 - 06:38

One of the world's largest independent fund administrators, Dublin-based Custom House Administration & Corporate Services Limited, has surpassed USD 30 billion in client assets under a »

The Hedgeweek Interview: Dermot S.L. Butler, Chairman of Custom House Administration & Corporate Services Limited, Dublin

The Hedgeweek Interview: Dermot S.L. Butler, Chairman of Custom House Administration & Corporate Services Limited, Dublin

Sat, 01/10/2005 - 22:00

Dermot Butler speaks out and exposes flaws in the SEC's proposals to increase the US market regulatory burden on US and non-US hedge fund managers. »

Custom House and IDS launch SA hedge fund admin joint venture

Custom House and IDS launch SA hedge fund admin joint venture

Mon, 18/07/2005 - 07:07

Custom House and Investment Data Services have teamed up to provide administration support to domestic and offshore South African hedge funds. »

Custom House expands Middle East marketing presence

Custom House expands Middle East marketing presence

Wed, 25/05/2005 - 07:11

Custom House Administration & Corporate Services has hired Thomas JB Kelly as a consultant and marketing representative in the Middle East and North Africa. »

Custom House doubles to over USD 10 billion in 10 months

Custom House doubles to over USD 10 billion in 10 months

Fri, 15/10/2004 - 10:47

Custom House Administration & Corporate Services Limited has doubled hedge fund assets under administration to over USD 10bn. »

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