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Neil Beaton, CFC

CFC launches first insurance offering for financial institutions

Wed, 13/06/2018 - 10:28

Specialist insurance provider, CFC, has launched its first insurance solution for financial institutions. CFC’s Investment Management Insurance (IMI) policy is the first in a suite of products designed to address the challenging risk environment faced by investment managers. »

Bill Prew, Indos

INDOS Financial appointed depositary by Gresham House funds

Wed, 23/05/2018 - 09:43

INDOS Financial Limited (INDOS), the independent UK depositary, has been appointed as depositary to four alternative investment funds (AIFs) managed by Gresham House. »

Gemma Leddy, PKF

PKF Funds and Family Office launches in the UK and Ireland

Thu, 10/05/2018 - 10:47

Global accountancy network PKF has expanded its successful service for family offices and private funds in the UK and Ireland. »

Keith Parker, Link Asset Services

Fund governance changes loom large

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 13:07

By Keith Parker, Link Asset Services – The Irish funds industry had another bumper year with total assets for 2017 growing by EUR298 billion – a 16 per cent year-on-year increase – to a record high of EUR2.4 trillion1, a substantial figure and testament to the attractiveness of Ireland as a global funds domicile. Of this total just over 76 per cent represents UCITS funds’ assets, the balance representing alternative assets. More than 900 fund managers from 50-plus countries have assets serviced in Ireland.2 »

John Hynes, HedgeFacts

Reducing the middle- and back-office burden

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 12:52

Although most institutional investors are comfortable with the idea of fund managers outsourcing middle- and back-office functions while they focus on managing the investment strategy, they are taking great care and attention at the pre-allocation stage, as part of the ODD process. »

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Three quarters of alternative fund administrators expecting industry consolidation

Tue, 08/05/2018 - 18:50

A majority of alternative fund administration firms – 74 per cent – expect consolidation in the alts fund admin space, according to the just-released eVestment Alternative Fund Administration 2018 survey. »

LendInvest updates BTL product range with improved rates and title insurance for remortgages

Thu, 26/04/2018 - 10:24

LendInvest, a specialist property finance lender, has updated the product specification for its Buy-to-Let (BTL) product, announcing improved rates and the benefit of title insurance for remortgage cases. »

Nittin Aggarwal, Beacon

Corporate governance awareness continues

Wed, 18/04/2018 - 13:02

The Beacon Group is an independent group of companies providing management, consulting, administration, accounting and other related services to offshore and domestic hedge funds and other international entities. It is licensed by the Bermuda Monetary Authority to provide corporate secretarial services, part of which involves offering advice to promoters and fund managers on corporate governance best practices. »

Sherman Taylor, Estera

ILS as a trusted, institutional asset class

Wed, 18/04/2018 - 12:48

Within the capital markets, there remain a large number of institutional investors seeking out unique opportunities in alternative investments. One such area is insurance-linked securities (ILS), which have built significant traction since the 2008 financial crash. »

Scott Watson-Brown, PwC

Transparency is clear to see

Wed, 18/04/2018 - 12:26

Tax transparency has been an evolving focal point for the world’s economies as governments look to satisfy rigorous global compliance standards and shore up their tax revenues. Western media have focused on international financial centres following recent years’ cyber breaches that led to sensationalistic reporting about offshore investments, stoking a public appetite for revelations on high-net-worth financial matters, including taxes. »

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