Hedge Fund Insights

OPERATIONAL DUE DILIGENCE: WHAT THE COO NEEDS TO KNOW TODAY

According to a study by the GSIA (The Global Sustainable Investment Alliance) the proportion of sustainable investing relative to total managed assets is 50% in Europe versus 25% in the United States but this is changing rapidly as more US managers adopt ESG strategies. Although slow to jump on the ESG train, institutional investors are…

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WHAT TO CONSIDER IF CHANGING FUND ADMINISTRATOR

Changing fund administrator

Moving fund administration is a process, but it doesn’t need to be a difficult one.  Reasons for switching often cited are lack of investment in the business, poor client service, inability to react to new regulatory developments, lack of flexibility and cost. Cost issues aside, Centaur outlines four points to consider if you are looking…

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HEDGE FUND: CONTRACT TERMS FROM ADMINISTRATORS ARE UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT

Accountability counts

  Centaur believes that the core function of a fund administrator is to partner with fund managers in providing investors with the security and transparency they need. Fundamental to this is Accountability. Over the past few years, the industry has seen many Administrators move their contractual goal posts. This has created a tipping point for…

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WHY GOOD CLIENT SERVICE IS STILL A DIFFERENTIATOR FOR THE FUND ADMINISTRATION INDUSTRY

There is no doubt that cost and product diversification are important considerations when choosing a fund administrator. However, relationship-based factors such as client service and reputation also rate high with fund managers. Centaur Fund Services recently conducted a Client Survey to assess clients’ opinions about industry trends and challenges, together with clients’ perception of Centaur’s…

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REGULATORY LANDSCAPE CONCERNS STILL TOP THE CHARTS FOR FUND MANAGERS

GDPR

In May 2017, Centaur conducted a survey to assess clients’ opinions about industry trends and challenges. When asked to highlight the primary challenges the industry would likely face during the next two years, 68% of respondents put the regulatory landscape as extremely important. This was followed closely by both market vulnerability and geopolitical risks at…

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