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

Hedge Fund Insights

Centaur looks ahead to 2021 – What’s next post Covid-19?

By Admin | January 14, 2021

2020 was a year that shook the economy, the markets and our personal lives as working from home became the new norm. The fund market made big changes to adapt quickly and the industry has proven itself to be robust. Below, Centaur’s senior management team outlines six predictions that are expected to impact on the…

Cayman Islands

New Rules for Cayman Open-Ended Funds

By Admin | January 6, 2021

The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) recently published rules regarding the contents of offering documents, the segregation of assets and the calculation of net asset values for regulated mutual funds. The rules were first published in May 2020, were amended in July and again in September.

Asset raising

Asset Raising In The Work From Home Environment

By Admin | October 20, 2020

Recent months have seen unprecedented changes in both our personal and professional lives. Working from home has become the new norm and the fund industry has made big changes to adapt and adjust quickly. The industry has proven itself to be robust and the transition to mobile working has been remarkably smooth.

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Client Service Remains at Centaur’s Core as it Announces its Client Service PACT

By Admin | June 19, 2020

Client service is changing and has been redefined over recent months. As the Coronavirus has forced people and firms to move into a digital-only environment, the human touch has remained central to Centaur’s client experience. Karen Malone and Des Johnson, Partners of Centaur Fund Services, outlines Centaur’s recently launched PACT commitment to its clients and…

Operational Due Diligence: What the COO needs to know today

By Admin | December 10, 2019

OPERATIONAL DUE DILIGENCE: WHAT THE COO NEEDS TO KNOW  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…

Changing fund administrator

What to consider if changing Fund Administrator

By Admin | December 5, 2019

WHAT TO CONSIDER IF 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…

Centaur outlines key steps to ensure a smooth transition when changing your administrator

By Admin | April 20, 2019

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

Accountability counts

Hedge Fund: Contract terms from administrators are under the spotlight

By Admin | March 4, 2019

HEDGE FUND: CONTRACT TERMS FROM ADMINISTRATORS         ARE UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT   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…

Why good client service is still a differentiator for the fund administration industry

By Admin | August 20, 2017

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…

GDPR

Regulatory landscape concerns still top the charts for Fund Managers

By Admin | June 12, 2017

REGULATORY LANDSCAPE CONCERNS STILL TOP THE CHARTS FOR FUND MANAGERS 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…

Private Equity Insights

Centaur welcomes Ireland’s updated ILP legislation – An exciting development for Private Equity Funds

By Admin | January 21, 2021

The much-anticipated reformed Irish Limited Partnership Law (ILP) has now passed all stages of the parliamentary process and has become a reality for private equity (PE) funds. This new legislation will enable Ireland to become a leading EU domicile for private equity funds as the country now provides a viable alternative to the Luxembourg SCSp…

Centaur looks ahead to 2021 – What’s next post Covid-19?

By Admin | January 14, 2021

2020 was a year that shook the economy, the markets and our personal lives as working from home became the new norm. The fund market made big changes to adapt quickly and the industry has proven itself to be robust. Below, Centaur’s senior management team outlines six predictions that are expected to impact on the…

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Client Service Remains at Centaur’s Core as it Announces its Client Service PACT

By Admin | June 19, 2020

Client service is changing and has been redefined over recent months. As the Coronavirus has forced people and firms to move into a digital-only environment, the human touch has remained central to Centaur’s client experience. Karen Malone and Des Johnson, Partners of Centaur Fund Services, outlines Centaur’s recently launched PACT commitment to its clients and…

Operational Due Diligence: What the COO needs to know today

By Admin | December 10, 2019

OPERATIONAL DUE DILIGENCE: WHAT THE COO NEEDS TO KNOW  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…

Covid 19 - Private Equity

Private Equity: Why now is a good time to consider outsourcing Fund Administration

By Admin | March 29, 2019

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

Private Equity Fund Administrator

Private Equity: 5 Tips for success when appointing a Private Equity Fund

By Admin | September 15, 2018

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

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Private Equity: Key drivers behind the trend towards outsourcing administration services

By Admin | March 4, 2018

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

Private Equity: The rise of the Hybrid Fund Administrator

By Admin | November 27, 2017

PRIVATE EQUITY: 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 reasons why legacy…

Insurance-Linked Securities (ILS) Insights

Centaur looks ahead to 2021 – What’s next post Covid-19?

By Admin | January 14, 2021

2020 was a year that shook the economy, the markets and our personal lives as working from home became the new norm. The fund market made big changes to adapt quickly and the industry has proven itself to be robust. Below, Centaur’s senior management team outlines six predictions that are expected to impact on the…

Centaur's Client Service PACT

Client Service Remains at Centaur’s Core as it Announces its Client Service PACT

By Admin | June 19, 2020

Client service is changing and has been redefined over recent months. As the Coronavirus has forced people and firms to move into a digital-only environment, the human touch has remained central to Centaur’s client experience. Karen Malone and Des Johnson, Partners of Centaur Fund Services, outlines Centaur’s recently launched PACT commitment to its clients and…

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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