Stafford Capital Partners selects Aztec Group for depositary services

Independent fund and corporate services provider, the Aztec Group, has been selected to provide depositary services to Stafford Capital Partners, an international real assets and private markets investment and advisory group.

Serving more than 80 institutional investors across the globe, including the UK, continental Europe, the USA and Australia, Stafford Capital Partners has over USD5.3 billion of assets under management. The firm’s investments span the agriculture and food, credit, infrastructure, private equity, sustainability, timberland and venture capital sectors.

The partnership will see the Aztec Group act as a depositary to 13 investment vehicles and over USD1.9 billion in assets, providing a comprehensive monitoring solution to meet Stafford Capital Partners’ regulatory requirements under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).

Operating across five jurisdictions and employing more than 900 people, the Aztec Group administers over EUR360 billion of assets for more than 200 alternative investment managers, spanning the private equity, real estate, infrastructure and private debt asset classes.

David Griffin, Head of Depositary – UK, Aztec Group, says: “We are delighted to support Stafford Capital Partners with their depositary requirements. Our appointment reflects our standing in the market as a depositary and is a further endorsement of our industry-leading service model, which combines a dedicated team with market-leading systems and ISAE-accredited processes. We look forward to building a positive relationship with the Stafford Capital team.”

Vince Cao, CFO, Stafford Capital Partners, says: “Aztec Group has forged an excellent partnership with our in-house team, and we have confidence in their efficient and effective depositary solution fitting seamlessly into our fund operations.”

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