Alternative Investment Awards 2017

44 Wealth & Finance International - Alternative Investment Awards 2017 Conner Company: Lawson Conner Contact: Andrew Frost Email: [email protected] Address: 134 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 9SA, UK Phone: 2036961302 Website: AI170046 Lawson Lawson Conner is a leading investment manager platform and the most innovative provider of outsourced compliance services solutions including regulatory hosting and AIFM Management Company (ManCo) Solutions. We invited Andrew Frost to tell us more about the firm and the services it provides. Lawson Conner offer the most comprehensive fund structuring, fund management and regulatory infrastructure solutions in the world of regulated markets and serve fund managers of all sizes, across different jurisdictions globally, including hedge, private equity credit, CTAs, real estate and corporate finance all operating under one regulatory framework. Andrew leads Lawson Conner’s Investment Management practice and is responsible for the ongoing growth of the firms hedge fund, private equity, venture capital, real estate and corporate finance businesses of Lawson Conner Group. He works very closely with the alternative invest- ment community on prospective fund launches with a diverse range of entrepreneurs looking to establish their businesses under the FCA regulatory framework. He discusses the firm and how it works to ensure excellence for its clients. “Here at Lawson Conner, we have an established international footprint with our head office based in London and offices Singapore, Hong Kong and New York. We provide the entire regulatory and compliance infra- structure, risk management and governance functions plus operational capability enabling our clients to concentrate on what they are good at. “Key factors for fund managers and investors are speed of execution, best in class operations and fair pricing. To fulfil these needs, we introduced a fully integrated technology platform which makes fund management more efficient, less administrative and reduces portfolio, operational, regulatory and infrastructure risk to managers and investors alike; “LC Traffic Light” is a leading program for monitoring and risk management and is based on “LC vtiger” our industry leading tech- nology platform. Through the introduction of technology and workflow processes for portfolio management, risk management and operations, client overheads and prices are reduced which results in higher returns for investors. Lower administration and risk also means fewer barriers to entry, enabling new managers to enter the market and enrich the industry with new strategies and investment opportunities.” Ultimately, client service and satisfaction is the firm’s core focus, as Andrew is proud to conclude. “Overall, our aim, from a client experience perspective, is to ensure the client on-boarding process is as quick and efficient as possible while minimising the level of client input required. It is for this reason that we tailor our services to the individual needs and circumstances of our clients, ensuring we gain a true understanding of how their business operates.” Investment Management Platform of the Year 2017 - UK & Best for Regulatory Compliance Services - UK