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CUSTODY 2008: CACEIS Directory


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CACEIS Investor Services
1-3 Place Valhubert, 75006 Paris, France
Tel: + 33 1 57 78 00 00
Email: [email protected]

Country of origin: France (CACEIS is the global investor services business line created in 2005 by a joint venture between the Securities Services arms of French banking groups Crédit Agricole Group and Natixis).
Operating in Europe: active since mid-1980s.

Senior executives:

François Marion (Paris), Chairman of the Management Board
Michel Bois (Paris), Member of the Management Board
Guillaume Fromont (Paris), Member of the Management Board
José-Benjamin Longrée (Luxembourg), Managing Director, CACEIS Bank Luxembourg

Business Split: Custody represents 64% of total Net Banking Income at the end of 2007.
Parent’s other main business lines:
                       Fund administration (30%)
                       Corporate trust (6%)

Domestic markets that are strategically important in the near future

                       Hong Kong

Services offered in addition to Custody
                       Securities lending
                       Equity finance
                       Cash management
                       Collateral management
                       Tax reclamation
                       Commission recapture
                       Performance attribution
                       Proxy voting
                       Compliance monitoring
                       Fund admin services
                       Transfer agency
                       Distribution support
                       Transition management
                       Others: Regulatory reporting; tax reporting;
                        tax reclaim; fund structuring; fund accounting;
                        automated pooling; financial reporting; fund
                        unit pricing; daily/intra-daily/real-time
                        valuations; hedge fund and FoHF valuations;
                        multiple share class; multiple pricing;
                        shareholder record keeping; shareholder
                        reporting; company secretary service; virtual
                        pooling; cloning; dealing room functions;
                        funds dealing; corporate trust service

Products/services showing the greatest increase in demand in past twelve months:
Over the past few years, CACEIS has developed a comprehensive servicing offer to alternative funds.  We have invested heavily in staff and IT tools to support the growth and sophistication of these vehicles.  The past twelve months have seen increasing client demand for servicing hedge funds, funds of hedge funds, private equity structures and supplementary services, such as middle office functions, securities lending and cash management services.

In addition, we recently leveraged our expertise in alternative investments to offer a full range of support services to life settlement funds.

2007 and 2008 were marked by the expansion of our cross-border fund distribution support services.

Products and services for development over the next twelve months:
CACEIS already provides a comprehensive service offer and therefore, we have no specific plans to develop new products or services.  However, we constantly enhance our products and services and ensure our technology platforms remain at the cutting edge.  For example, we are always working to increase our STP rate.  We are participating in the pilot working group of Alliance Lite, Swift's new service, as well as Swift's Sharp working group, which is defining new message standards for hedge funds.

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