Global Fund Administration

GLOBAL FUND ADMINISTRATION

With the recent decision for a Brexit, and as Britain prepares to leave the EU, fund managers are left wondering how this could affect their investments and what passporting rights will be available to them. As funds diversify to stay competitive, the asset management world is shrinking. Access to a variety of markets and geographies…

Apex CIS

FUND SPOTLIGHT: JULY 2016

Welcome to the July edition of Fund Spotlight; delivering the latest alternatives market information from Apex, including fund launch stats, top fund performers and live illiquid opportunities. New Funds Spotlight: There are currently numerous opinions circulating around the best strategy for long term investments. Geographies such as Africa and Russia have been widely talked about…

Asia Globe

ASIAN COUNTRIES SIGN UP TO FUND PASSPORTING SCHEME

The Asia Region Funds Passport Memorandum officially came into effect on the 30th June 2016. Representatives from Australia, Japan, Korea, New Zealand and Thailand have signed the MoC and will have 18 months to implement the arrangements. What is the Asian Region Passport Scheme? The Asian Region Funds Passport is designed to provide a multilaterally agreed…

Apex CIS

FUND SPOTLIGHT: JUNE 2016

Welcome to the June edition of Fund Spotlight; delivering the latest alternatives market information from Apex, including fund launch stats, top fund performers and live illiquid opportunities. New Funds Spotlight: The structured credit market has been vilified among the public in recent years with many mainstream media outlets damning it as a major cause of…

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HOW WOULD A BREXIT AFFECT UK & EU FUND MANAGERS?

Possible impacts of a Brexit on fund managers With the distinct possibility of a Brexit looming in the not too distant future, UK based fund managers and those those trading in the UK could potentially be greatly impacted. The International Monetary Fund recently warned that a Brexit could cause severe damage to the economy, yet…

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US FUNDS MARKET: WHAT’S THE STORY FOR 2016?

The US Funds Market: What’s the story for 2016? As regulation continues to put a strain on liquidity markets, diversification and innovation amongst fund managers means that perhaps not surprisingly, Apex is seeing a growing demand for fund admin support stretching across both product and geography. Appetite for cross-boarder investments continues to increase as local…

Urban Real Estate

REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS – THE FUTURE

The past few years have seen an increase in demand for private capital with regards to real estate investments. Research suggests that over 50% of investors will look to commit to private core real estate funds throughout 2016. This is perhaps not surprising with the increasing need for diversification in asset management; a trend which…

Liquidation

STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO VOLUNTARY LIQUIDATION (Updated June 30, 2017)

Step by Step Guide to Fund Liquidation (Updated June 30, 2017) Step 1 – SUITABILITY: Firstly, the directors of the Company need to agree that the Company is suitable for a voluntary liquidation. To determine suitability, the Directors should satisfy themselves as to whether the Company is solvent. To pass the test for solvency in the…

Australia

IS THIS THE DAWN OF A NEW AGE IN AUSTRALIAN INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT?

The recent Australian Federal Budget announcement, the third since the Coalition came into power, introduced a potentially landscape altering change for the local fund management industry in the country. The budget included the proposal of a new tax and regulatory framework which will aim to boost the Australian funds industry via the introduction of three…

Bulls-eye

KEY CRITERIA FOR SELECTING A FUND ADMINISTRATOR

Dennis Westley, Managing Director for Apex North America talks to Global Funds Media about important considerations when selecting a fund administrator. “If one were to sum up the key role of a hedge fund administrator, it is to independently value a fund’s assets, allocate those assets correctly to individual investors, and accurately report the  allocations to those…