Fund Administration

GAIM Ops Paris: Growth in esoteric instruments leading to more self-administration

Growth in hard-to-value esoteric instruments, particularly high-yield collateralised loan obligations (CLOs) is leading to more hedge fund managers to self-administer chunks of their books leading to a blurring of the lines between self-administra

Posted on: 12 Nov, 2013

Fund administrators too late on launching depo-lites

Fund administrators planning to launch a depositary-lite are six months behind the game and unlikely to obtain regulatory approval in time for managers’ January 22, 2014 submission deadline for their Variation of Permission (VOP) applications with

Posted on: 08 Nov, 2013

Apex launches Tokyo office

Apex Fund Services has become the first independent administrator to open up an office in Japan.

Posted on: 29 Oct, 2013

AIMA updates guide on valuation best practices

AIMA has updated its Guide to Sound Practices for Hedge Fund Valuation reflecting a number of the changes in accounting standards since the previous edition was published in 2007.

Posted on: 09 Oct, 2013

SS&C GlobeOp seeks to launch depo-lite

SS&C GlobeOp is in the process of seeking regulatory approval from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority to establish a “depo-lite” in what is likely to lead to more fund administrators following a similar route.

Posted on: 07 Oct, 2013

Growing interest in depo-lite model

INDOS Financial, the depositary oversight business, has submitted formal proposals to more than 35 funds with collective Assets under Management (AuM) of just under $10 billion, as interest in the depo-lite model continues to grow.

Posted on: 03 Oct, 2013

Fund admins could enter cap intro space

Fund administrators could increasingly enter the capital introductions space, to offer a service to smaller or emerging managers, a senior executive at Apex Fund Services has said.

Posted on: 30 Sep, 2013

Apex launches cap intro service

Apex Fund Services has become the first fund administrator to launch a cap intro offering for its clients.

Posted on: 16 Sep, 2013

Standalone fund administrators considering setting up depo-lites

Standalone fund administrators could create depositary-lite subsidiaries to help them comply with AIFMD instead of having to partner with a custodian bank.

Posted on: 22 Aug, 2013

Fund admins partnering with custodians post-AIFMD likely to cull clients

Independent fund administrators seeking depositary partners as mandated under AIFMD could be forced to terminate some of their existing client relationships by risk averse custodian banks, a senior executive at HSBC Securities Services has warned.

Posted on: 14 Aug, 2013

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