Investment managers operating under UCITS or AIFMD have to deal with increased regulatory requirements. Navigating these has proven to be costly and resource-intensive, and reduce investment managers’ time to focus on managing assets and raising capital. Creating the necessary substance for instance typically requires a sufficient critical size, estimated at €5bn, in order to run a viable and perennial internal model. An alternative solution is delegating the regulatory compliance obligations to a recognized outsourced entity.
Duff & Phelps’ third party management company (or Super ManCo) provides the necessary substance, infrastructure, staff, systems, reporting disclosure and supervision of delegated activities pertaining to the AIFM/UCITS ManCo duties. This is applicable for all asset classes in the alternative investment space, including hedge funds, private equity, real estate, infrastructure and debt funds.
We are also responsible for the investment management function of your business, concentrating on the risk management function, whilst at the same time sub-delegating portfolio management. We seamlessly plug ourselves into your environment, thereby allowing you to focus on your core priorities while providing you with peace of mind that your regulatory requirements are adhered to in a cost-effective and pragmatic way.
Our unique combination of expertise in distribution matters is an additional benefit of our services, helping you to address distribution challenges, market intelligence and registration/notification/maintenance tasks, via a consistent and integrated approach. When appointed as your third party management company, an experienced team of three Conducting Officers will be assigned to you, on top of which our distribution subject-matter experts are systematically involved.