DMS Governance - Best Offshore Regulatory Advisory Firm

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As transparency and communication continue to be salient topics of discussion for alternative investment managers, DMS Governance spent 2018 delivering high quality services across a diverse range of investment structures and strategies.

The first professional fund governance firm founded in 2000, DMS Governance has the largest capacity in the industry and has continued to expand its business to better serve its suite of clients. DMS Governance represents leading investment firms and 60 per cent of the top hedge funds globally.

In September 2018, DMS Governance went live with cash and position reconciliation modules from Fund Recs. This saw the firm fully automate this part of its process to allow sharper focus on other key areas. Following the announcement, Conor Kilroy, head of investment servicing at DMS said: “Over the last year we have seen a significant growth in demand for our Investment and Cash Management products. This, together with the growth of our Managed Account business, resulted in us putting in place a solution that would provide scalability and reduce time spent on manual processes. 

“We are pleased to advise that we have now fully automated our cash and position reconciliations through partnering with Fund Rec’s market leading technology, allowing us to place more focus on other key areas and service our clients more effectively. The Fund Recs team have been very efficient and helpful during both the pre and post implementation stages.” 

The year also saw DMS Governance expand geographically, including the addition of 50 jobs in Ireland following its acquisition of the Irish aviation services company, Aviation Corporate Services in Cashel, county Tipperary.

When this news was announced, Derek Delaney, Chief Operating Officer at DMS said: “There is a convergence of industries becoming part of mainstream financial services including aviation, shipping and rail. Investors are seeking increased exposure to hard assets and hedge funds have become a valid alternative to mainstream lenders with the differences between regulated and unregulated sectors lessening

The acquisition of AvCS gives DMS the ability to offer a single solution that is unique in the Irish market.

The key addition to DMS of very high calibre leaders – Niall and Frank – and the addition of a strong, experienced team means we are confident we can expand successfully in this second Irish location. This expansion will be across all our product ranges. 

The strong legal and regulatory landscape in Ireland, combined with DMS’ proven expertise and committed staff allows our Ireland operations to continue to grow to meet the demands of our client base.”

Winning the 2018 award is testament to the strength of the DMS’ offerings and the firm’s breadth of expertise, as well as its commitment to delivering high-quality and tailored services to clients in the global fund governance community. n

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