Alternative Investment Awards 2016

awards alternative investment wealth & finance2016 58 Registration Ltd Company: Global Funds Registration Ltd Name: Martin Neason Email: [email protected] Web Address: Address: 1st Floor, 10 New Street, London, EC2M 4TP Telephone: 0207 337 2286 AI16005 Global Funds Global Funds Registration (GFR) provides a specialised consultancy and project management ser- vice designed to remove the administrative burden normally associated with cross border authorisa- tion. We invited Martin Neason to talk us through the firm, which has just been awarded ‘Best Cross Border Fund Administration Consultancy’. Global Funds Registration (GFR) supports cross-border fund registra- tions for clients in jurisdictions across the EU, MENA, Asia and North and South America, enabling our clients to distribute their funds in multiple jurisdictions while keeping costs to a minimum. Ultimately our services are designed to relieve our clients of the admin- istrative burden normally associated with the cross-border registration of funds. We provide information, advice and guidance regarding the regulatory requirements of our clients’ target jurisdictions, e.g. whether a fund needs to be registered to approach the target investors and if so, the anticipated costs involved. GFR will then source, appoint and liaise with the necessary third parties, and with the Home and Host regulators, to secure the registration and then maintain it each year, with as little impact on our clients’ internal resources as possible. In order to ensure that clients receive the latest information and feel supported at all times, we use technology on a daily basis to keep our clients up to date regarding the project we are handling for them, to keep ourselves up to date with changes to requirements and regulations and to communicate with third parties and with regulators. Communication is a key aspect of our approach, and GFR has an ex- tensive network of lawyers throughout the 50+ jurisdictions covered by our service. This collaborative approach ensures we remain fully aware of regulatory changes and when they are implemented, the impact on our service as well as the registrations of our clients’ funds. Looking ahead, the future appears very bright for GFR. We continue to attract new clients and achieve an extremely high level of client retention from our existing client base. In order to better support these clients moving forward we are looking at a number of EU regulations, how they are changing and how we can assist our clients in meeting the new requirements. Best Cross Border Fund Administration Consultancy