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Intertrust’s Davies joins Crestbridge

Davies will work with clients to increase their use of Crestbridge’s private equity platform

Apex acquires Brazilian administrator

Banco Modal’s MAF claims to be one Brazil's largest alternative fund admins, with nearly BRL70bn of assets under administration and custody

Intertrust launches Ironstone Directors

The boutique service provider offers independent directorship services and governance solutions to fund managers

WATCH: Technology…and how it’s shaping the operating models of tomorrow

The pandemic has been a catalyst for digital transformation, but there are major challenges still to face

Apex purchases FundRock

FundRock is an independent UCITS ManCo and AIFM and claims to be the largest third-party manager of UCITS funds in Luxembourg

Mainstream promotes two

Barbara Purcell and Angela Nightingale are CEOs of Mainstream Fund Services Ireland and Cayman, respectively

MJ Hudson buys Bridge Group

The fund admin offers regs compliance, domiciliation and risk services as well as super ManCo services to UCITS and AIFMs

WATCH: No place like home: finding the right fund domicile

Predictability, reliability and quality are key components, according to our expert panel

Ocorian’s Layzell joins The ID Register as chair

He will help to guide and nurture the business as it invests strongly in tech, regs, international expansion and in its alliance relationships

TMF Group acquires Selectra

Selectra is a regulated independent ManCo based in Luxembourg

Throgmorton expands into Australia

The firm now offers is its tax compliance, accounting, HR, payroll and company secretarial services in Australia via offices in Sydney and Melbourne

Ocorian acquires Newgate Compliance

The deal furthers Ocorian's service offering to asset managers operating in the regulated UK market.

Take back control

In a bid for more control, GPs have been asking fund administrators to work on their own systems, rather than the administrator's

The ID Register spins out of Apex

Initially backed by Ipes, the Guernsey-based business is a clearinghouse for KYC and investor onboarding

Centaur creates group CFO role

Louise Lawlor from Key Capital, where she was associate director of corporate finance

Apex expands to Middle East

The firm has acquired UAE-based compliance and risk advisory firm Praesidium Advisory

EDB receives FCA approval

The authorisation follows last year’s approvals from regulators in Malta and Ireland

5 minutes with… Nick Bland, Ocorian

The head of UK client services discusses his move from Deutsche Bank to Ocorian and his thoughts on the fund administration consolidation trend

Murano launches consultancy division

Murano Consulting offers competitor analysis, investment strategy audits and other bespoke client services

Sanne names global head of private debt

Keith Miller is responsible for providing guidance and support in building the private debt and loan agency product offering

Crestbridge appoints BD associate director

Bird is responsible for growth, client acquisition and business development, focusing on mid-cap PE and VC firms

A true alternative

From alternative law firm to publicly listed full-suite asset management consultancy, MJ Hudson has had an outstanding decade

Ferguson appointed as co-head of Throgmorton Compliance Solutions

She will work alongside previously announced co-head Mel Scotland to lead the business

Mainstream expands into APAC

Expansion follows signing of new client, Korea Development Bank Asia

Intertrust hires MD of Luxembourg

Nick Maton is responsible for the leadership and growth of the Luxembourg team

Sudrania expands in Singapore

The expansion enables the firm to introduce its services to clients looking to use the country’s recently passed VCC fund structure legislation

Intertrust acquires Sameer Mittal & Associates

Sameer Mittal & Associates provides administrative services to private equity and fund clients

IQ-EQ buys Conseil Expertise & Synthese

The independent firm offers accounting, tax, payroll and corporate secretarial services to fund managers, entrepreneurs, corporates and HNWIs

Avega launches AIFM business

ACM aims to “shake up the fund industry and bring a new approach to alternative investments”

LISTEN: MUFG’s Mike Dickey on ESG reporting

Alice Murray talks to Mike Dickey, head of product at MUFG Investor Services, about the data flow of ESG information between GP and LP

Sanne strengthens Dutch division

Sanne has appointed Aslan Ozdemir as associate director

LISTEN: MUFG’s Mike Dickey on steadying the partnership

Alice Murray talks to Mike Dickey, head of product at MUFG Investor Services, about how GPs are managing their third party relationships and focusing on increased oversight efforts

Apex launches ESG portal

The cloud-based platform collects relevant data for investors about their portfolio investments so they can deliver real time ESG analysis

Demand for fund administrators strengthens

Nearly as many new fund administration relationships have been formed in 2020 as in all of 2019

Private Equity Service Provider Awards: Shortlist Announced

Announcing the finalists for the 2020 Private Equity Service Provider Awards

Duff & Phelps launches Ireland Super ManCo

The Super ManCo will provide fully-fledged and flexible management company solutions for all investment strategies

Comment: PE & ESG… It’s time to look at your technology providers

George Ralph, managing director of RFA believes service providers are next in line for communicating their ESG credentials

IQ-EQ appoints two in Amsterdam

Stefan de Kort has been hired as director of fund services while Laurens de Lange has been promoted to compliance leader for the Netherlands

IQ-EQ’s Peru & Partners makes two senior hires

Peru & Partners was acquired by IQ-EQ in 2019, and is dedicated to servicing the French PE industry

Temenos launches AI tool for fund admins

The firm claims it is the first to launch a software of this kind

Intertrust hires three in Luxembourg

Allison Whaley has been named head of fund client service, while Matt Breuer and Derek Russell have both been hired as client directors

Highvern promotes three

Julie Gallon, Emma Syvret and Sam Allen have been promoted within the firm's funds and private clients teams

Steadying the ship

Can a solid operating platform provide much needed certainty in an increasingly uncertain world?

Maples Group partners with IHS Markit

The partnership allows data on credit activity to automatically integrate into Maples’ accounting system

MUFG selects Broadridge’s loan tracking tech

Partnership comes off the back of strong growth in the private debt, credit and direct lending market

Standish adopts Astrella

Standish Management will use Astrella's data to support LP reporting and communications, capital calls and distributions as well as partnership accounting

DMS Group acquires Oligo

The acquisition enhances DMS’ European product offering to provide Swiss fund services and bespoke solutions to clients

Aztec appoints two to PE team

The firm appointed Paul Watson as director and Alexandra Prince as associate director in the PE team in Jersey

Crestbridge’s Newton relocates to Luxembourg

The relocation extends Newton’s current role to lead the growth of the firm’s fund services offering in Luxembourg

Equiom buys Borean

The acquisition is part of Equiom’s wider strategy to increase its services for asset managers in tier 1 jurisdictions

Saltgate promotes Morales to head of Jersey

She is responsible for managing and overseeing the delivery of the firm’s services to its Jersey clients

Apex hires two in Luxembourg

Apex Group has named Frederic Bilas as Luxembourg COO and Kris Allen as global head of client onboarding

PODCAST: Stick or twist? How to manage on-going tech upgrades

Alice Murray speaks to MUFG's Danny Trentacosta about why now is a great time for GPs to revisit tech infrastructure upgrade projects put on hold by Covid-19

Gen II appoints two Luxembourg board members

Martin Dobbins and Chris Edge are the newest members of its Luxembourg board of directors

Sanne names Luxembourg BD director

Jens Grüneklee will assist the wider EMEA business development team in all new and existing business development at Sanne Group Luxembourg and LIS

Aztec appoints Purves as non-executive director

In her new position, Purves will take active roles in Aztec’s risk and audit committees.

Cortland rebrands as Alter Domus

The enlarged group now counts $750bn of assets under administration, as well as 2,400 employees across 44 global offices

Apex expands Throgmorton in Switzerland

The new office provides accounting and tax compliance services, company secretarial and governance as well as payroll services to businesses operating locally

Ocorian names Bland as UK client services head

He is responsible for client service delivery to corporate and institutional clients, private clients, alternative investment funds and corporate trusts

Aztec appoints Devine in Luxembourg

She will oversee operations, client relationship management, controls, processes and reporting procedures for clients services