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Dublin / New York, December 06, 2023

The global nature of the investment industry creates complex challenges for fund managers in navigating multi-jurisdictional landscapes and strategies. These complexities of operating across varied regulatory, legal, and cultural environments calls for expertise and flexibility from fund administrators. Below are some key industry challenges cross-domiciled funds are currently facing:


  1. Regulatory Compliance Across Borders: Each jurisdiction has its own regulatory framework, often characterized by complex and ever-changing rules. Fund managers must ensure compliance with local laws, from investor protection regulations to financial reporting standards. Navigating this regulatory maze requires specialized knowledge and constant vigilance to avoid penalties and reputational damage.
  2. Legal Structure Complexity: Different countries offer various legal structures for funds, each with its advantages and challenges. Understanding the details of these structures, and how they best fit your strategy, is crucial. This complexity increases when funds operate in multiple jurisdictions, requiring a harmonized approach that respects the legal nuances of each region.
  3. Tax Implications Across Jurisdictions: Tax laws can significantly impact a fund's profitability and attractiveness to investors. Keeping up-to-date with the tax regulations in each jurisdiction, understanding double taxation agreements and identifying tax-efficient structures are essential tasks for fund administrators.
  4. Cultural and Operational Adaptability: Fund administration is not just about numbers; it's about understanding and adapting to the cultural and operational contexts of each jurisdiction. This includes everything from investor communication preferences to local market practices, which can vary widely between regions.
  5. Investor Reporting and Transparency: Investors today demand greater transparency and regular, detailed reporting. Meeting these expectations across multiple jurisdictions, each with its reporting standards and formats, adds another layer of complexity to fund administration.
  6. Technology and Infrastructure: Robust technological infrastructure is vital to manage the data-intensive and complex processes involved in multi-jurisdictional fund administration. This includes everything from secure data storage and processing to advanced analytics for risk management and compliance monitoring.
  7. Market Volatility and Risk Management: The global nature of funds exposes them to various market risks, from currency fluctuations to geopolitical events. Effective risk management strategies that consider these diverse factors are essential to protect investors' interests.

In response to these challenges, Centaur has established a strategic presence in key global financial hubs, offering tailored solutions to navigate the requirements of different jurisdictions. Our approach combines deep local knowledge with a broad global perspective, ensuring that fund managers can confidently expand their operations without the burden of administrative complexities.

Karen Malone, Global Product Head – Waystone Administration Solutions, says "The investment industry's globalization has led to many new challenges, from regulatory compliance to operational intricacies across diverse markets. Clients are now operating in jurisdictions which are new to them and they need guidance in navigating the differing local requirements.”

She continues,At Centaur, we're not just responding to these challenges; we're anticipating them. Our comprehensive approach combines local insights with a global reach, empowering our clients to navigate this multifaceted landscape with confidence and agility."

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