customhouse http://www.hedgeweek.com/taxonomy/term/535/all en On the failure of MF Global and the role of NEDs http://www.hedgeweek.com/2011/12/11/159194/failure-mf-global-and-role-neds <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/enquiry/customhouse-fund-management" class="moreInfoButton" title="more information">+ information request</a></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><em><strong><span>The horrifying thing about MF Global is you can bring in someone with huge experience like John Corzine, who has seen what&rsquo;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&rsquo;s &ndash; indeed, it has been suggested that he instigated the disastrous trade, says Dermot Butler (pictured), chairman, Custom House Global Fund Services&hellip; </span></strong></em></p> Articles and Features customhouse Sun, 11 Dec 2011 18:35:21 +0000 mkitchen 159194 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Even for Directors, there are only 24 hours in the day http://www.hedgeweek.com/2011/10/18/134391/even-directors-there-are-only-24-hours-day <p><a href="http://www.hedgeweek.com/enquiry/customhouse-fund-management" class="moreInfoButton" title="more information">+ information request</a></p> <p><em><strong>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&hellip;</strong></em></p> Articles and Features customhouse Tue, 18 Oct 2011 16:26:48 +0000 mkitchen 134391 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Comment: FATCA could well cause managers to turn their backs on the US http://www.hedgeweek.com/2011/09/05/130115/comment-fatca-could-well-cause-managers-turn-their-backs-us <p><em><strong>Another draconian measure is set to grace the industry &ndash; FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act), says Dermot Butler (pictured) chairman of Custom House Global Fund Services Ltd and Custom House Group.</strong></em></p> Articles and Features customhouse Mon, 05 Sep 2011 12:10:54 +0000 mkitchen 130115 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Comment: Whatever happened to cost benefit analysis? http://www.hedgeweek.com/2011/09/01/129904/comment-whatever-happened-cost-benefit-analysis <p>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 <span class="story-content">Dermot Butler (pictured), chairman of Custom House Global Fund Services Ltd and Custom House Group.</span> Over and above the costs of putting in systems and training staff to handle these compliance issues, there will be huge legal costs...</p> Articles and Features customhouse Thu, 01 Sep 2011 14:53:26 +0000 mkitchen 129904 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Service providers look ahead to challenges of growth http://www.hedgeweek.com/2011/08/30/129668/service-providers-look-ahead-challenges-growth <a href="http://www.globalfunddata.com?title=&country[0]=Malta&status=Active&return_date=2012-01-28&searchType=advanced" title="See all Malta funds" >Malta funds</a> <a href="http://www.globalfunddata.com/funds/search/hedge'?title=&status=Active&return_date=2012-01-28&searchType=advanced" title="See all Hedge funds" alt="See all Hedge funds">Hedge</a> <p><em>By Simon Gray - <strong>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.</strong></em></p> Articles and Features customhouse Wed, 31 Aug 2011 09:48:53 +0000 mkitchen 129668 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Comment: Regulatory overload http://www.hedgeweek.com/2011/07/18/124842/comment-regulatory-overload <p>Regulation must be 'targeted, appropriate and relevant', says Dermot Butler, chairman of Custom House Global Fund Services Ltd and Custom House Group&hellip;</p> Articles and Features customhouse Mon, 18 Jul 2011 14:56:27 +0000 mkitchen 124842 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Comment: If it works in Houston, it’ll work in Singapore http://www.hedgeweek.com/2011/06/06/117311/comment-if-it-works-houston-it%E2%80%99ll-work-singapore <p>There&rsquo;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.</p> Articles and Features customhouse Mon, 06 Jun 2011 14:43:50 +0000 mkitchen 117311 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Custom House Global Fund Services launches phase two of CHARIOT http://www.hedgeweek.com/2011/05/16/115420/custom-house-global-fund-services-launches-phase-two-chariot <p><em><strong>Custom House Global Fund Services has launched Phase Two of the CHARIOT Web Dealing platform, which breaks new ground in hedge fund administration practices.</strong></em></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-tag"> <div class="field-label">Article Tag:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Custom House, Global Fund Services, launches, CHARIOT, web dealing platform </div> </div> </div> Technology and software solutions customhouse Mon, 16 May 2011 13:11:12 +0000 wendy.chothia 115420 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Learning the lessons of the Madoff scandal http://www.hedgeweek.com/2011/05/05/114531/learning-lessons-madoff-scandal <p><em>By Dermot Butler - <strong>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.</strong></em></p> Articles and Features customhouse Thu, 05 May 2011 20:30:19 +0000 mkitchen 114531 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Looking at Dodd-Frank outside (the US) http://www.hedgeweek.com/2011/03/28/111064/clone-comment-looking-dodd-frank-outside-us <p><em><strong>Dermot Butler (pictured), Chairman, Custom House Group Fund Services, outlines some of the key exemptions for investment advisers under the Dodd-Frank rule.</strong></em></p> Articles and Features customhouse Mon, 28 Mar 2011 05:00:00 +0000 mkitchen 111064 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Comment: Looking at Dodd-Frank outside (the US) http://www.hedgeweek.com/2011/03/23/110741/comment-looking-dodd-frank-outside-us <p>Dermot Butler (pictured), Chairman, Custom House Group Fund Services, outlines some of the key exemptions for investment advisers under the Dodd-Frank rule.</p> Articles and Features customhouse Wed, 23 Mar 2011 16:53:55 +0000 mkitchen 110741 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Custom House Group – Best Asian Hedge Fund Administrator http://www.hedgeweek.com/2011/03/17/110220/custom-house-group-%E2%80%93-best-asian-hedge-fund-administrator <p><em><strong>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. </strong></em></p> Articles and Features customhouse Thu, 17 Mar 2011 16:26:09 +0000 mkitchen 110220 at http://www.hedgeweek.com The global route to daily NAVs http://www.hedgeweek.com/2010/09/27/62535/global-route-daily-navs <p>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 &ndash;as Custo</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-tag"> <div class="field-label">Article Tag:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dermot Butler, Custom House Group, Managed Accounts, Special reports </div> </div> </div> Special Reports customhouse Mon, 27 Sep 2010 13:34:33 +0000 Oliver.bradley 62535 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Choosing Malta as the global HQ http://www.hedgeweek.com/2010/09/06/60322/choosing-malta-global-hq <p>&nbsp;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</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-tag"> <div class="field-label">Article Tag:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> special report, malta hedge fund services, malta, dermot butler, custom house </div> </div> </div> Special Reports customhouse Mon, 06 Sep 2010 15:02:31 +0000 Oliver.bradley 60322 at http://www.hedgeweek.com Custom House launches umbrella platform for emerging and start up managers http://www.hedgeweek.com/2010/08/19/58500/custom-house-launches-umbrella-platform-emerging-and-start-managers <p><em><strong>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.</strong></em></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-tag"> <div class="field-label">Article Tag:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Custom House Global Fund Services, The Nascent Fund Sicav </div> </div> </div> Articles and Features customhouse Thu, 19 Aug 2010 05:07:05 +0000 Emily.Perryman 58500 at http://www.hedgeweek.com