Alternative Investment Awards 2017 43 Capital Company: Host Capital Name: Arabella Beresford-Mitchell Email: [email protected] Address: 73 New Bond Street, London, W1S 1RS, UK Phone: 02072909490 AI170045 Host Host Capital is a London based firm offering independent fund hosting services, as well as a range of other complimentary services including digital wealth and multi asset fund solutions. We invited Geoff Brooks, Director Strategy and Wealth Management, to talk us through the firm. Established in 2004, Host Capital comprises a team of 25 experienced and committed individuals, who together oversee assets in excess of £1.6bn. Geoff discusses the firm’s hosting services in more detail and explains how these meet the individual needs of the company’s diverse clientele. “Here at Host Capital, we tailor our experienced ACD service to our clients’ needs, providing fund management companies with a high- er and more detailed level of service which many of the larger ACDs cannot meet. We work with quality suppliers in fund accounting, fund administration, transfer agency, marketing and distribution of funds. Our aim at Host Capital is to offer investment products managed and oper- ated by some of the most talented names from the world of investment management. “Through the careful selection of our product partners, we host, deliver and launch specifically designed investment funds such as UCITS, NURS, QIS and PAIFs, to meet the needs of sophisticated investors, in- stitutions and private clients advised by an authorised financial advisor.” In addition, Host Capital has developed a fully independent, stand- alone alternative fund AIFM service which will allow fund managers to concentrate on managing the investment portfolio and also maintain their existing relationships with their banks, fund administrators and other service providers. The firm can provide Delegated AIFM Risk Management Services to both investment managers and funds that intend to become the AIFM. The model allows the AIFM to delegate the risk management function to Host Capital which allows the AIFM to demonstrate that the risk management function is hierarchically and functionally separate from the portfolio management function. This is a key requirement of the AIFMD. Overall, it is the firm’s vast service offering combined with its dedica- tion to providing a specialist service that sets it apart, as Geoff proudly concludes. “Ultimately, with extensive experience in financial product development operations and oversight, Host Capital are uniquely placed to develop, host, launch and operate and maintain FCA Authorised Collective In- vestment Schemes. We believe in a specialist, not generalist, approach to designing investment funds, and work with leading law firms, Fund Administrators, Fund Accountants and Transfer Agents to tailor our ACD service to each client.” Authorised Corporate Director of the Year 2017 - UK & Best Non-UCITS Retail Fund (YTD): HC Stirling House Defensive Fund