Dublin, 8th July 2014
As the 22nd July deadline looms for EU Fund Managers to comply with the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), there is an urgency to get over the finish line. Centaur’s AIFMD services have been successfully approved and adopted by clients and third parties, in preparation for the AIFMD deadline and thereafter.
“AIFMD is having a huge impact on our clients and their investors. Our highly experienced team guides clients through the new and challenging landscape of AIFMD”, says Karen Malone, Managing Director of Centaur Fund Services. “From the outset, we have led the field in this complex series of regulations and were first to market with a comprehensive suite of AIFMD services, including depositary services, external valuation and customized reporting.”
Centaur’s independent depositary business, Centaur Financial Limited, provides depositary services for managers of non-EU domiciled alternative investment funds. “Centaur Financial Limited is fully operational and is enabling our clients to overcome the complexities associated with AIFMD. This business is immensely successful and we have enjoyed extremely positive feedback from fund managers and investors who are now fully equipped for the 22nd July deadline,” adds Malone.
As part of their AIFMD services, Centaur has also launched its External Valuation Service. By outsourcing their valuation services to Centaur, clients satisfy the provisions of AIFMD by receiving independent, impartial valuation from an experienced team who expressly contract to be accountable. Malone concludes “Centaur fully understands the challenges associated with AIFMD and supports clients through the whole process by ensuring independence, eliminating uncertainties and overcoming the complexities associated with regulatory change.”