July 2007

MANDATE WATCH: Mellon wins Amro's UCITS III administration contract

Mellon Financial Corporation has been awarded the full administration service mandate for ABN Amro Bank’s new suite of UCITS III funds. These funds will be  marketed under the name Brushfield. Mellon will provide a full range of services to Brushfield.  Global custody and depositary services will be provided through Mellon’s joint venture, ABN Amro Mellon Global Securities Services, while fund accounting and transfer agency will be provided by Mellon’s asset servicing division. The first fund in the new Brushfield range, Defined Alpha 20, was launched on 7 February, linked to a volatility strategy. Under the Brushfield umbrella, it is anticipated that several additional structured funds will be launched throughout 2007 and beyond.  Nadine Chakar, executive vice president at Mellon and chief executive officer of ABN Amro Mellon, says: “This mandate is a tremendously important win for us as it underlines the strength and breadth of our combined asset servicing offering.” ABN Amro Mellon Global Securities Services is a 50-50 joint venture between ABN Amro Bank and Mellon Financial Corporation. © fe July 2007

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