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  • Addleshaw Goddard

    The pace of regulatory change, combined with great uncertainty in financial markets, demanding investors and competition for talent has brought fresh challenges to asset managers. Minimising legal risk and at the same time keeping a commercial perspective is critical in today’s environment.
    Whatever support you require, we are committed to delivering integrated, high quality legal advice across our specialist areas of expertise, in a manner which is focused, commercial and grounded in the market in which you operate.

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  • Allen & Overy

    Allen & Overy’s global team advises asset managers, funds and investors on legal, regulatory and tax matters. We offer expertise in the key regions, with teams in the UK, U.S., Luxembourg and the other main European financial centres. In addition, we have invested to expand our teams in the Middle East, Asia and Australia and have strong relationships with law firms in the key offshore jurisdictions for the industry.

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  • Alpha Financial Markets Consulting

    Alpha is the leading global consultancy to the investment management industry. We have assisted more than 160 global and boutique investment managers, plus the major administrators and vendors that service them. We provide advisory, implementation and benchmarking services across every aspect of the investment management value chain other than the investment decisions themselves. Headquartered in London, we also have offices across Continental Europe, the US and Asia.

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  • Arkus Financial Services

    At Arkus, we have made it our goal to provide asset managers with flexible, independent, cost-effective investment risk management solutions. This helps to reduce the time taken to launch a fund and cuts on-going operating costs. Since we launched in 2003, we have developed unique risk monitoring and data management skills that enable us to create efficient, high-quality investment risk management reports. Our dedication to quality and service has enabled us to support investment risk functions for major financial institutions across Europe.

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  • Baringa Partners

    Baringa Partners is an independent business and technology consultancy. We help Investment Managers operate more effectively, reach new markets and navigate industry shifts. We use our industry insights, pragmatism and original thought to help each client transform their business. Services range from responding to regulatory demand, delivering digital services, developing growth strategies, reducing costs and supporting business separation/integration.

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  • Berwin Leighton Paisner

    BLP is recognised as one of the market leaders in structuring a range of investment and private equity funds, with a focus on real estate. We act from the inception and structuring of funds through to executing transactions. Our market knowledge and the extent of our resource across the asset management sector differentiates us in the industry. We are aware of the issues that concern both fund sponsors and individual investors, market shifts in sentiment and the solutions to a variety of related issues.

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  • BNP Paribas Securities Services

    With a global reach covering over 90 markets, BNP Paribas Securities Services offers a full range of services to asset managers including: Fund administration and calculating fund/portfolio performance, fund accounting, calculating unit redemption values, fund distribution, measuring fund returns, risk monitoring and performance and regulatory reporting.

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  • Bovill

    Bovill is a specialist financial services regulatory consultancy, established in 1999 and headquartered in London. We also have offices in Singapore, Hong Kong and Chicago. Our sole activity is the provision of high-quality, technically-focused advice and consultancy services on all aspects of financial services regulation. We aim to develop effective solutions to the complex problems of our clients, and do not offer commoditised advice or services. Bovill has experts spanning all aspects of financial regulation in the UK, EU, Asia and the Americas.

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  • Bravura Solutions Limited

    Bravura Solutions Limited is a leading provider of software solutions for the wealth management, life insurance and funds administration industries, underpinned by functionally rich technology that enables modernisation, consolidation and simplification.

    We are committed to increasing the operational and cost efficiency of our clients, enhancing their ability to rapidly innovate and grow, minimising their risk and enabling them to provide better service to their customers.

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  • Burges Salmon LLP

    Burges Salmon is recognised by the legal directories and asset management industry as one of the leading law firms with regard to UK open-ended investment funds. We advise daily on the structuring, establishment, operation and winding up of UK regulated funds such as OEICs, AUTs and ACSs. We act for fund operators, administrators, investment managers, advisers, platforms, custodians and institutional investors such as LGPS funds.

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  • Calastone

    Calastone is the largest global funds transaction network, connecting many of the world’s leading financial organisations. Our mission is to make funds accessible to everyone by reducing the frictional cost of trading. We use smart technology solutions and industry collaboration to lower operational risk and enhance client profitability through digitisation and automation. Over 1,600 customers in 36 countries and territories benefit from Calastone’s services, processing over 8 million messages and £90 billion of transactions each month.

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  • Citibank NA Scotland Branch

    Citi first established a UK branch in 1912, and now has 6,000 employees across Private, Investment, Corporate and Transaction banking. Established a fund accounting operation in Edinburgh in 2003, based around a lift out of 72 staff and 255 funds for Standard Life. As of January 2018, we provide fund administration services for UK clients managing assets totaling $797BN a total of 2,273 funds.

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  • Citibank, NA London branch

    Established in 1987, our global Depositary business services a broad range of funds and clients including hedge funds, investment trusts, private equity, property and multi asset portfolios trading financial instruments and derivatives with a broad geographic coverage.

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  • Clifford Chance LLP

    Our experience in advising asset management businesses is market-leading and our clients include the leading global asset managers. Our practice comprises over 150 lawyers worldwide, drawing on the firm’s wide experience in the financial services, real estate, securities, commodities and futures markets. We have particular strength in the key markets of London, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, New York, Paris, Luxembourg, Amsterdam and Frankfurt.

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  • CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

    When CMS, Nabarro and Olswang merged in 2017 to create the 6th largest law firm in the UK, it brought together three firms with demonstrable leadership in their sectors. It created a Financial Services team that is dedicated to being at the forefront of innovation - we innovate to make sure we deliver services to our clients in the most effective way, and we understand the challenges and opportunities that the rapidly changing technological landscape brings to you. We advise across the spectrum, from the largest retail banks and life insurers, to boutique asset managers, funds and FinTechs. Our lawyers are fully immersed in the world our clients operate in; genuine experts in their fields, knowledgeable about the issues you currently face, and those that may lie just around the corner.

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  • Compliance Solutions Strategies

    CSS uniquely brings together innovative technology-driven solutions to support financial services firms in navigating a clear and strategic path through the complex and overlapping regulatory requirements they face globally. Our services cover a full range of compliance disciplines spanning regulatory reporting, regulatory data management and distribution, post-trade monitoring and analytics, and compliance management and best practice.

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  • Cordium

    Cordium is a market-leading provider of governance, risk and compliance services to the asset management and securities industry. Cordium has offices in London, New York, Boston, San Francisco, Malta and Hong Kong. The firm employs more than 200 experienced professionals who support over 1,500 clients in the financial services industry

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  • DST Financial Services Europe

    At DST, our outsourcing, technology and strategic advisory capabilities help asset managers transform their operations and engagement models to gain improved financial and business outcomes.

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  • Ernst & Young

    EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. We aim to have a positive impact on businesses and markets, as well as on society as a whole. We have more than 19,000 Wealth & Asset Management industry professionals located in the major geographic hubs, a unique structure that allows us to rapidly mobilise and dedicate them to the right projects across the Americas, Asia-Pacific, EMEIA and Japan.

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  • Euroclear UK & Ireland

    Euroclear FundsPlace is an automated investment funds service that connects wealth managers, institutional investors, platforms, transfer agents, custodians and fund managers in a single global infrastructure. You get full control and transparency across the fund transaction lifecycle, from order management, settlement and asset servicing.
    FundsPlace has over €2 trillion in funds under custody and links with over 1,200 fund administrators in 26 domiciles.

    FundsPlace has one of the largest range of products and asset classes with multiple currencies across mutual funds, hedge funds, MMFs & ETFs.

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  • Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

    Eversheds Sutherland is regarded as a leading adviser to the asset management and investment funds sector. We focus on asset management and financial services regulation, covering the full spectrum of institutional, retail and alternative investment funds and regulations governing the advisers, managers and distributors of such funds.

    We advise on regulatory and compliance matters, including enforcement procedures, as well as core legal matters such as third party outsourcing, employment, data protection and competition. Our digital financial services and fintech experience includes advising on BitCoin and crypto-currencies for clients in the asset management industry.

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  • Fala Consulting Ltd

    Fala Consulting Ltd is a small independent regulatory consulting practice with significant experience in the financial asset management industry. We provide a variety of services ranging from ad hoc project work e.g. helping implement regulatory initiatives such as MiFiD II, 4MLD, or internal projects. As well as project work we provide regular ongoing support such as compliance advice and regular ongoing compliance monitoring. Our involvement is tailored to suit the firms’ needs. We work with most sizes of firms but specialise in smaller fund management houses who may have limited internal resources. We aim to put compliance into plain English and make it as business friendly as possible. We have experience of OEICs and AIFs as well as the savings schemes which accompany these.

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  • Farrer & Co LLP

    We advise on the establishment of fund vehicles; regulatory requirements; fund documentation; regulatory filings, ongoing advice during the lifecycle of funds, fund transfers and mergers (including cross border).

    We advise on regulatory issues; MiFID II, PSD II, extension of the Senior Managers & Certification Regime to all FCA regulated firms, remuneration codes; recent asset managers' market study; financial promotions and holding of illiquid assets.

    We draft and review key documentation: investment management agreements, terms and conditions, depositary agreements, outsourcing and delegation agreements.

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  • FE

    FE is a leading provider of data, ratings and investment research, to the investment management industry. We use our expertise to help our clients unlock the potential in their data, and connect and communicate more effectively with their customers, whilst ensuring regulatory compliance and transparency. This in turn helps the industry make better informed and superior investment decisions. Founded in 1996, FE is a private company with a strong presence in the UK, Europe, and the Asia Pacific.

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  • Fieldfisher

    Fieldfisher is one of the few City firms which can offer a truly excellent service to asset managers across their whole range of investment funds and products. We offer practical and incisive strategic advice from experts who understand the asset management business inside out.

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  • Financial Recovery Technologies

    Financial Recovery Technologies (FRT) is singularly focused on providing investors with solutions that address the growing complexities of the shareholder class action landscape. We make sure our clients understand what’s going on with securities litigation and how to make sure they maximize their recoveries to better monitoring, filing, and recovery practices.

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  • Grant Thornton

    Grant Thornton is one of the world’s leading organisations providing independent assurance, tax and advisory services to clients across the world.
    The Investment Management sector includes 8 service lines, all of which include experts able to provide clients with bespoke services tailored to individual client requirements.

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  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

    Herbert Smith Freehills advises asset managers on all aspects of their business including regulatory authorisation, compliance, corporate governance and asset management M&A as well as fund formation, downstream investments and financing arrangements across a variety of structures and asset classes. We also advise investment banks, placement agents and depositaries on their asset management related operations.

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  • HSBC Securities Services

    HSBC Securities Services provides global custody, middle office, fund administration, transfer agency and depositary capability across a wide range of global investment strategies, legal fund wrappers, and instruments including traditional and alternatives.

    HSBC Securities Services has a diverse international client base with many long-standing relationships with asset managers. We have an in depth understanding of the requirements for servicing asset managers across jurisdictions and asset strategies.

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  • Ipreo

    Ipreo brings the capital market community together through data and workflow solutions. We enhance primary markets workflow with Investor Access, allowing investors to be alerted to new-issue announcements, receive deal terms, and submit orders/receive allocations electronically. We provide integrated tools for portfolio managers, credit analysts, trading ops, and compliance to work efficiently.

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  • K&L Gates LLP

    K&L Gates has a top investment management practices with over 150 lawyers across 24 offices spanning the US, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. The breadth and depth of our overall investment management practice, which includes a large number of former regulatory officials and in house counsels, allows us to provide market leading legal and business advice to some of the largest and best-known asset managers, fund boards, and other industry players. The K&L Gates London office regularly advises participants in the UK financial services industry including a broad spectrum of domestic and international fund managers, trading advisors, banks, brokerages, corporate finance firms, proprietary trading firms and other FCA regulated firms.

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    KNEIP is the independent technology-based leader in data management and reporting solutions for the investment and financial industry. We help asset managers, insurance companies and banks remain compliant with financial regulation. Our aim is to provide consistent data and reporting documents for the financial services industry to communicate to their investors and distribution networks.

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  • Latham & Watkins

    Latham & Watkins is a leading full service global law firm serving investment managers, investment banks, private equity funds, venture capital firms, sovereign wealth funds, governments and other organisations from its offices across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the US. The firm has over 80 partners based in London, specialising in transactional, litigation, corporate and regulatory fields. The firm’s pre-eminent financial services regulatory practice is widely recognised for its market-leading expertise and credentials in relation to the Senior Managers & Certification Regime.

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  • Linklaters LLP

    As one of the leading global law firms, we undertake the most important and challenging assignments for the world's leading companies, financial institutions and governments, helping them to achieve their objectives by solving their most complex and important legal issues.

    We draw on our global corporate, finance and regulatory expertise to advise investment management clients in mature and emerging markets on matters including corporate/M&A, regulatory, contentious regulatory, investment funds, employment, tax, banking, risk and TMT. Clients include standalone asset managers and investment arms of banks and insurers, as well as alternative asset managers and alternative credit providers.

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  • Macfarlanes

    The Macfarlanes Investment Management Group provides incisive, practical advice on all legal, regulatory and tax issues relevant to investment management firms, depositaries, custodians, other service providers and investors.

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  • Northern Trust


    As an asset manager, you need an experienced partner who understands your business, shares your sense of urgency and brings you leading-edge solutions. We offer a wide range of asset servicing solutions, designed to help your business.

    Rely on our expertise across a range of products and services – so you can focus on product development, performance and distribution.

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  • Oliver Wyman Ltd

    Oliver Wyman’s team of wealth and asset management specialists works with leading private banks, asset managers, and asset owners. The majority of our work covers the areas of corporate strategy, risk & regulation, distribution, investment capabilities and profitability management. An ever-growing share of our work is at the intersection to our Digital, Technology, Analytics (DTA) team, helping clients to build their business models for the future.

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  • Orbis Access

    Orbis is a global investment firm, managing £25 billion of assets.

    Founded in 1989, we are a privately owned firm with offices across 5 continents. Our largest presence is based in London. Orbis specialises in bottom-up stock picking in global markets with a focus on long-term, contrarian investing.

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  • Pinsent Masons LLP

    Pinsent Masons is a top 75 international law firm headquartered in London, with more than 400 partners and 1,700 lawyers across the world. We act for a number of asset management firms, addressing their concerns in relation to the provision of investment services and market conduct, including on a cross-border basis. We have advised asset managers on client classification, client money and custody, best execution and investment advice.

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  • Pomerantz LLP

    Pomerantz LLP is the oldest securities litigation firm in the United States, championing the rights of defrauded investors for over 80 years. The firm has won numerous landmark decisions that have expanded and protected investor and consumer rights and has initiated historic corporate governance reforms. The firm is devoted to the institutional portfolio monitoring of both domestic and international securities class actions and settlements, providing pension plans and asset managers with the information and advice necessary to maximize their recovery when assets they are invested in have declined due to the financial misconduct of a corporate wrongdoer.

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  • Red Deer

    Red Deer is a financial technology firm dedicated to enhancing the performance of active investment managers. Serving a client base of some of the world’s leading hedge funds, asset managers and pension funds, Red Deer helps the world’s leading investment firms optimise their investment process, while embedding compliance and operational efficiencies within front, middle and back office workflows.

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  • Simmons & Simmons LLP

    Simmons & Simmons has a highly specialised global financial, asset management and investment funds team. We advise on the full range of legal and regulatory issues for financial institutions, institutional and specialist asset management firms internationally, and are recognised by the legal directories and the industry as being one of the leading firms in the sector.

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  • Societe Generale Securities Services (“SGSS”)

    Established in 28 locations worldwide with 4000 employees, SGSS provides a full range of services adapted to the latest market and regulatory trends, including: clearing services, custody and trustee services, retail custody services, liquidity management, fund administration and asset servicing, fund distribution and global issuer services. Our clients are institutional investors, asset managers, financial intermediaries and corporate.

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  • TCC

    TCC is the largest independent, technology enabled compliance consultancy in the UK. We provide expert guidance and practical support to help asset managers fix their past, strengthen their present and protect their future.

    With the asset management sector subject to much regulatory change, our expertise lies in bringing clarity to the complexity of regulation and delivering pragmatic solutions that tackle compliance challenges and contribute to long-term success.

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  • Thomson Reuters

    In a volatile investment climate Thomson Reuters Asset Management Solutions help firms respond with sophistication and efficiency. Not only do we deliver the trusted financial intelligence necessary to support business decisions, we also offer integrated market access and flexible technology solutions, allowing investment firms to leverage our value in the way that’s most convenient for them.

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  • Worksmart Ltd

    Worksmart is the UK’s leading provider of SM&CR and Employee Competence expertise; as suppliers of software and related services that provide a complete set of people management and governance solutions for Core or Enhanced firms, Worksmart delivers the capability to manage, validate and evidence all of the key aspects of the new regime. Our hosted web-based solution provides intuitive, functionally rich, flexible and future proofed capability for managing the increasingly granular and challenging risk and governance arrangements that the regulator expects enabling detailed reporting and a robust audit trail to demonstrate how you manage, monitor and supervise your colleagues.

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  • zeb

    zeb is a leading strategy and management consultancy for financial services throughout Europe. Since its inception in 1992, it has supported banks, insurers, asset managers and investors in the areas of business strategy and profitability, sales and organization/IT. Due to its academic roots, expertise and excellent research, zeb regularly publishes reports regarding the asset management industry. The most recent publication is the Swiss asset management market’s analysis (please see below).

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