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Centaur establishes Luxembourg office

Dublin/Luxembourg, 10th April 2018 Centaur Fund Services is delighted to announce the opening of a new service location in Luxembourg. Luxembourg is a key strategic location for Centaur and will act as an important servicing office, primarily for Private Equity (PE) and Real Estate (RE) funds and related investment vehicles.   Located in the heart…

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Centaur wins for second year at HFMweek US Awards

New York, 23th October 2017 Centaur has won ‘Best Administrator Under $30bn Fund of Hedge Funds’ at the annual HFMweek US Hedge Fund Services Awards which took place in New York City. Presented by HFMweek, the market leader in sector intelligence, these awards recognise and reward those hedge fund service providers that have demonstrated exceptional…

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Centaur is delighted to be featured in Private Equity Legal & Compliance Digest

PE Firms Increasingly Turn to Administrators as Regulatory and Investor Pressure Mount (Part One of Two) The last decade has brought dramatic changes to the investment industry: The 2007–2008 market meltdown drove firms across asset classes to rethink what it takes to run a resilient and operationally-sound business. Five years later, regulators widened their purview…

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Why Good Client Service is still a Differentiator for the Fund Administration Industry

Dublin, 2nd August 2017 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…

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Centaur licensed to provide registered office services in Cayman Islands

Centaur opens Cayman office

Dublin, 11 July 2017 Centaur Fund Services is delighted to announce that it has been granted a Corporate Services’ Licence by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (“CIMA”). This new licence allows Centaur to provide registered office services in the Cayman Islands to its clients’ wide ranging portfolios of Cayman domiciled investment funds and related companies.…

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Regulatory landscape concerns still top the charts for Fund Managers

Dublin, 14 June 2017 In May this year, 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…

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Centaur Joins Bermuda-led Event in New York

Des Johnson, CEO of Centaur Fund Services USA (“Centaur”), joined a delegation of Bermuda Business Development Agency (“BDA”) representatives in New York on 17 May. This BDA invitation-only event was staged before an audience of 100 senior investors, including asset managers, hedge fund, private equity and institutional investors. Michael Bloomberg, former New York Mayor and…

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Are Fund Administrators doing enough to minimize Operational Risk?

As regulations have become more stringent, fund managers are under the spotlight to deliver a huge array of complex information accurately and on time and are turning to fund administrators to fulfil these ever-increasing obligations. Centaur looks at five operational risks that were recently highlighted by a survey conducted by and assesses if administrators…

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Fund Administrators Becoming Ever-More Crucial for the Private Equity Fund Sector

March 22, 2017 Increasing regulatory pressures and technology demands are putting more pressure on private equity firms to outsource their administration services. Traditionally, private equity funds have been self-administered. However, this has begun to change in recent years. According to *Preqin, the number of private equity and real estate funds availing of third party administration services…

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Centaur’s Annual Fund Administration Predictions 2017

10 January 2017 Brexit. Cyber Threats. The growth of Private Equity. These factors shaped the fund administration industry in 2016.  Centaur presents five important developments that are expected to impact the industry in 2017. PRIVATE EQUITY PHENOMENAL GROWTH SET TO CONTINUE Private Equity assets have risen from $30 billion to $4 trillion in the past…

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