GENERAL INFORMATION

Media Contact: Mutiara Moran, mutiara.moran@centaurfs.com , +353 (0) 1 899 2400

Founded: 2009

Headquarters: Dublin, Ireland

US Headquarters: New Jersey, U.S.

Spokespeople:
North America: Des Johnson, CEO USA
ROW: Karen Malone, Founding Partner

Website: www.centaurfs.com


CORPORATE OVERVIEW

Centaur delivers independent fund administration and regulatory services to Hedge Funds, Fund of Hedge Funds, Private Equity and Real Estate Funds, Insurance-Linked Securities Funds, Family Offices and Institutional Investors across the globe.

Our experienced team, contractual terms and operational excellence are core to our success and enable Centaur to deliver the solutions our clients’ require.

Centaur provides fund administration services to some of the world’s largest institutions, servicing over 60 different client groups who manage in excess of $40bn. These client groups range from large institutions managing multiple billions in multiple fund products to boutique firms managing single strategies.

Centaur provides services to clients in Europe, the US and Asia and has been approved through extensive due diligence processes by more than 100 institutional investors. Our comprehensive range of services includes fund administration, investor services and regulatory services.

Founded in 2009, Centaur is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland, the Bermuda Monetary Authority, the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority and the CSSF in Luxembourg. The firm’s success has led to significant growth every year since inception.

With offices in Bermuda, Cayman, Canada, Dublin, London, Luxembourg, New Jersey and New York, Centaur is quickly becoming an international standard bearer for the fund administration industry.


FACT SHEETS

HEDGE FUNDS
Our teams work with clients to develop customized solutions that enable them to run their businesses cost-effectively. 

  • Fund Administration: Centaur delivers accurate and timely reports to all stakeholders, which are independently calculated in an automated and controlled working environment. Click here to view the Centaur Fund Administration Fact Sheet.
  • Regulatory Services: Centaur’s team ensures that clients remain fully compliant with all regulatory developments and reporting requirements, including AML, AIFMD, CRS and FATCA. Click here to view the Centaur Regulatory Services Fact Sheet.
  • Corporate Services: Centaur provides a comprehensive and specialized range of corporate secretarial services, including both routine company-related and non-routine company-related matters. Click here to view the Centaur Corporate Services Fact Sheet.

PRIVATE EQUITY AND REAL ESTATE (PERE)
Centaur’s dedicated PERE team provides full accounting, recordkeeping, reporting and corporate services to PERE funds and to all related SPVs and corporate entities. Click here to view the Centaur Private Equity Fact Sheet.

INSURANCE LINKED SECURITIES (ILS)
Centaur provides independent administration services to ILS reinsurer and fund structures including set-up and structuring, governance and compliance services, investor services and AML, and accounting services. Click here to view the Centaur ILS Fact Sheet.

 


CENTAUR IN NUMBERS, 2019

  • RAPID GROWTH
    Over the past three years, Centaur added significant new business, with assets under administration growing by more than 300% to over $35 billion and assets under depositary exceeding $6 billion.
  • ACCOUNTABILITY COUNTS
    At Centaur we believe in being accountable in all of our services. We sign up to detailed deliverables in all of our legally binding administration agreements and agree comprehensive Service Level Agreements with our clients.
  • COMMITMENT TO CLIENTS
    Centaur’s client base grew by 50% over the past twelve months, from 40 to over 60 clients. These clients include hedge fund, private equity and ILS managers. Ensuring a quality client experience is part of Centaur’s DNA and the firm works hard to build a client first culture throughout the firm. This is why Centaur scored 93% for “extremely satisfied” in its 2017 Client Satisfaction survey.
  • NINE LOCATIONS WORLDWIDE
    With four new offices opened in 2018 Centaur has expanded its U.S. and European footprint to nine offices worldwide.
  • MULTIPLE AWARD WINNER
    Centaur has won multiple awards in the US and Europe, most recently at the annual HFM Week US Awards and the European Hedge Fund Services Awards.
  • FOCUS ON TECHNOLOGY
    Centaur has invested heavily in a technology platform that delivers open, transparent, customizable reporting.
  • ACCOUNTABILITY COUNTS
    At Centaur we believe in being accountable in all of our services. We sign up to detailed deliverables in all of our legally binding administration agreements and agree comprehensive Service Level Agreements with our clients.
  • 100% CLIENT RETENTION
    Centaur works hard to build a ‘client first’ culture throughout the firm. This is why Centaur is proud to say that we have not lost a client since our inception in 2009.
  • OUR PROFESSIONAL TEAM
    As a CPA and ACCA approved firm, Centaur places real value on employee training to ensure each member of the Centaur team reaches their full potential.

CENTAUR LEADERSHIP

Karen Malone, Founding Partner
Karen is the Managing Director and a Founding Partner of Centaur Fund Services. Karen is a qualified accountant and has worked in the Financial Services industry since 1990. Prior to establishing Centaur, from 1997 to 2009 Karen was the Managing Director of Hemisphere Management, Bisys Hedge Fund Services and Citi Hedge Fund Services(Ireland), with responsibility for over 600 employees, across 65 clients and AUA of $85bn across the European region. Karen has also held management positions at Irish Life Investments (1990 to 1994) and JP Morgan Chase (1994 to 1997). Karen has spoken at many conferences and written extensively on the funds industry. She was involved in the IOSCO report on Principles for the Valuation of Hedge Fund Portfolios and the AIMA Guides on Sound Practices for Hedge Fund Valuations. For more information about Malone, visit her LinkedIn profile.

Ronan Daly, Founding Partner
Ronan is a founding Partner of Centaur Fund Services and a Director of Centaur Financial Limited. Ronan is a non-executive director of a number of investment funds. Ronan qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1991 and qualified as a Barrister and Attorney in Bermuda in 1995. From 1994 to 2008, he held senior roles at Citi Hedge Fund Services, BISYS, Hemisphere Management and The Bank of Bermuda Limited. Ronan was educated at The University of Manchester and The College of Law, London. He worked at London law firm, Berwin Leighton, from 1989 to 1993. Ronan has spoken at many conferences and written extensively on the funds industry. He was involved in the IOSCO report on Principles for the Valuation of Hedge Fund Portfolios and the AIMA Guides on Sound Practices for Hedge Fund Valuations and for Offshore Alternative Fund Directors. For more information about Daly, visit his LinkedIn profile.

Des Johnson, Partner / CEO USA
Des Johnson is based in New York and is CEO of Centaur Fund Services USA. Prior to joining Centaur Des was Managing Director and Global Co-Head of Investor Services at SS&C with responsibility for over 600 people in 12 countries. Des has experienced all aspects of the Investment fund Industry since 1998 working in Ireland, Bermuda and New York. Des has held senior management positions at Citibank, BISYS Hedge Fund Services and IFS/State Street. Des has a BA (Hons) in Business from Dublin Business School. For more information about Johnson, visit his LinkedIn profile.

Eric Bertrand, Founding Partner
Eric is a Founding Partner of Centaur Fund Services. He is a qualified accountant (CA) who has worked in the investment fund industry since 1997. Prior to establishing Centaur, from 1997 to 2009, Eric was the Managing Director of Bisys Hedge Fund Services and Citi Hedge Fund Services Limited in Bermuda and Cayman with responsibility for over 300 employees, 100 clients and AUA of $60bn across the United States and Carribbeans. Eric has also held management positions with Hemisphere Management Limited. Eric was employed by Ernst & Young in Montreal, Canada as an auditor from 1991 to 1996 including 2 years as an audit manager. Mr. Bertrand has participated in industry panels at diverse conferences. For more information about Bertrand, visit his LinkedIn profile.

Gavan McGuire, Partner / Head of Business Development
Gavan is based in London and is Head of Business Development. Gavan was educated at the University of Limerick and has worked in the financial services industry since 1997. Prior to joining Centaur in November 2010 Gavan held senior roles at Citi Hedge Fund Services and Bisys Hedge Fund Services both in Dublin and in London from 2002. From 1997-2002 Gavan held a number of operational roles at hedge fund administrator IFS. During the period 2008 to 2009 Gavan was the COO of a distressed debt hedge fund. Gavan is currently a director of Hedge Funds Care UK, a charity focused on raising money and granting it to child welfare organizations. He has also participated in the AIMA communications committee. For more information about McGuire, visit his LinkedIn profile.

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