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Hedge Fund Administration M&A 2016
Hedge Fund Administration M&A 2016

Wed, 26/10/2016 - 13:04

As Hedgeweek's Hedge Fund Administration M&A 2016 Special Report reveals, custodian banks appear well placed to extend fund administration services to alternative fund managers as part of their core asset servicing business. But whilst the largest fund managers will likely stick with globally recognized names in the industry, such as Northern Trust and MUFG, there is plenty of demand for independent administrators with sufficient balance sheet and capabilities to offer high-touch services…

The 'Hedge Fund Administration M&A 2016' special report comprises 4 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Hedge fund administration: M&A will improve standardisation

Wed, 26/10/2016 - 13:16

There is plenty of scope for further consolidation in the hedge fund administration space, but only those with a clear strategic vision and a willingness to reinvest in their businesses will likely emerge as tomorrow’s winners.  »

Jack McDonald, Conifer

Strategy will be to focus on ‘growth from the core’

Wed, 26/10/2016 - 13:27

Conifer Financial Services is one of the world's leading independent fund administrators. It has more than 200 clients representing more than USD110 billion of combined assets under administration (AuA) and has a strong footprint in both the US and Asia (Singapore) following its successful merger with Vastardis Capital in 2014.  »

Peter Sanchez, Northern Trust Hedge Fund Ser5vices

Convergence drives strategic operational partnerships

Wed, 26/10/2016 - 13:36

In order for the alternative funds industry to evolve one point that needs to be addressed is that the term 'Hedge Fund Administration' is too narrow. Firstly, one cannot avoid a trend towards convergence within alternatives that has steadily gained traction in recent years as hedge fund managers develop more private equity-like fund strategies, and vice-versa; this has resulted in the term 'hybrid fund' being bandied about.  »

Christine Waldron, U.S. Bancorp Fund Services

Cultural fit is key to long‑term success

Wed, 26/10/2016 - 13:53

The pace of consolidation within the hedge fund administration space shows no let-up, with MUFJ Investor Services, the asset servicing arm of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, having just announced its latest acquisition; Rydex Fund Services, a 1940-Act fund administration business formerly owned by Guggenheim Investments.  »

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