Below are a selection of Centaur insights in the Hedge Fund, Private Equity and Insurance-Linked Securities (ILS) Sectors:

Hedge Fund Insights

OPERATIONAL DUE DILIGENCE: WHAT THE COO NEEDS TO KNOW TODAY

By Admin | December 10, 2019

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…

Changing fund administrator

WHAT TO CONSIDER IF CHANGING FUND ADMINISTRATOR

By Admin | December 5, 2019

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…

CENTAUR OUTLINES KEY STEPS TO ENSURE A SMOOTH TRANSITION WHEN CHANGING YOUR ADMINISTRATOR

By Admin | April 20, 2019

Changing fund administrator is a significant decision. Having a detailed plan with a dedicated team ensures that the transition to a new administrator is made effectively and seamlessly. If managed correctly the transition to a new fund administrator doesn’t need to be a daunting prospect.  Funds can’t afford service disruption, even for a moment.  A…

Accountability counts

HEDGE FUND: CONTRACT TERMS FROM ADMINISTRATORS ARE UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT

By Admin | March 4, 2019

  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…

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

By Admin | August 20, 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 clients’ perception of Centaur’s…

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REGULATORY LANDSCAPE CONCERNS STILL TOP THE CHARTS FOR FUND MANAGERS

By Admin | June 12, 2017

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…

Private Equity Insights

OPERATIONAL DUE DILIGENCE: WHAT THE COO NEEDS TO KNOW TODAY

By Admin | December 10, 2019

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…

Covid 19 - Private Equity

PRIVATE EQUITY: WHY NOW IS A GOOD TIME TO CONSIDER OUTSOURCING FUND ADMINISTRATION

By Admin | March 29, 2019

As COVID-19 continues to affect all aspects of life, the global impact on financial markets has been drastic. Private Investment fund managers are being stretched to full capacity in running their portfolios in an extremely unpredictable environment while trying to reassure anxious investors. With the focus on wealth preservation, the benefits of outsourcing fund administration…

Private Equity Fund Administrator

PRIVATE EQUITY: 5 TIPS FOR SUCCESS WHEN APPOINTING A PRIVATE EQUITY FUND ADMINISTRATOR

By Admin | September 15, 2018

There is a clear and growing trend for private equity firms to outsource their fund administration as the demands of regulators and LPs make it inefficient and impractical for GPs to continue to administer funds in-house. At Centaur, we are seeing first-hand a growing number of private equity managers making the move to administrators with…

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PRIVATE EQUITY: KEY DRIVERS BEHIND THE TREND TOWARDS OUTSOURCING ADMINISTRATION SERVICES

By Admin | March 4, 2018

Traditionally, private equity funds have been self-administered. However, this has begun to change in recent years. Increasing regulation and technology demands are putting more pressure on private equity firms to outsource their administration services. SCALABILITY Increasingly, private equity administration requires significant investment in processes, resources and technology. By outsourcing these increasing burdens, fund sponsors can…

PRIVATE EQUITY: THE RISE OF THE HYBRID FUND ADMINISTRATOR

By Admin | November 27, 2017

EVOLVING PRIVATE EQUITY SECTOR SEES THE RISE OF THE HYBRID FUND ADMINISTRATOR As managers develop more private equity-like fund strategies and hedge funds become more attractive to private equity investors, there is a real demand for administrators to deliver a hybrid solution that incorporates elements of both private equity and hedge funds. Centaur presents four…

Insurance-Linked Securities (ILS) Insights

Insurance-Linked Securities

EXPERTISE AND EVOLUTION ARE THE KEY ATTRIBUTES OF SUCCESSFUL ADMINISTRATORS

By Admin | February 9, 2020

Interest in the Insurance-linked securities (ILS) sector is an attractive option for investors seeking to diversify their portfolios. However, multiple large-scale catastrophes in recent years – such as the Californian wildfires, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and Michael and Typhoons such as Jebi and Hagibis– have brought challenges to administering ILS funds due to the uncertainty…

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