Srikumar T.E. reflects on the reasons why the fund administration needs of managers have become more demanding.
With less than one month to go before MiFID II becomes effective, private equity fund managers should take a moment to reconsider whether they are fully prepared. While MiFID II directly regulates only investment firms and other firms providing MiFID services, it may also have an immediate impact on European, and even non-European, PE fund managers.
As the private equity asset class has grown, so has the need to outsource the fund administration function. Srikumar T.E., Deputy CEO of Apex Fund Services, considers what’s in store for this growing industry amid increased reporting requirements from LPs.
Apex listed as global outperformer for fourth year running in Global Custodian Hedge Fund Administration Survey. The survey looks at changes in perception among hedge fund administration clients and rates administrators based on client feedback.
The EU’s European venture capital funds (EuVECA) regime and European social entrepreneurship funds (EuSEF), has been revamped recently to make it more attractive to genuine VC firms. The EuVECA regulation allows venture capitalists to market their funds to investors across the EU through a voluntary EU-wide passport without having to meet all the demands of the AIFM Directive.
Nitin Khanapurkar, Global Head of Governance, Apex Fund Services, in an interview with HFM discusses an administrator’s lines of defence for funds. HFMWeek (HFM): What are the key lines of defence for funds? Nitin Khanapurkar (NK): From an administrator’s standpoint, ensuring the protection of its clients is best addressed via a three-pronged approach. The first…
The 2017 Global Hedge Fund Administration Landscape Whitepaper, co-published by Apex Fund Services and Baker Hostetler, explores the development of the industry and assesses best practices and the need for Governance.
September 8, 2017: Abu Dhabi: Apex Fund Services (“Apex”)receives official approval and licensing from the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (“FSRA”) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (“AGDM”). Global independent fund administrator, Apex Fund Services, has become one of the first administrators to receive approval to carry out Regulated Activity in the jurisdiction. Over the past year, Apex…
To support Asset Managers with MiFID II Challenges, at Apex we have put together a quick update to cover all questions regarding the changes. Take a look for more information explaining the directive and how it might effect your fund.
The ‘plug and play’ fund solution, interview with Andrew Frost, Director, Investment Management Solutions at Lawson Conner Typically there are three options for managing external money: using managed accounts, setting up a dedicated fund structure or launching a fund on a regulated fund platform. The latter is best thought of as a halfway house option…