Barely a month goes by without a survey of institutional investors that signals greater allocations to private markets investments. This wall of capital needs administrators and many specialist fund administrators with backgrounds in offshore trusts and wider corporate services are competing with mainstream fund administration firms to win that business.
Our 2022 Specialist Fund Administration report and directory profiles some of the major players in the alternatives fund administration world. We speak to executives about some of the prevalent issues in the industry, such as technology and regulation.
The report has a special feature on ESG, as this topic increasingly impacts private-asset firms with requirements for client reporting.
Fund administrators are helping fund managers to ‘tell their ESG story’, we are told. Like ESG in the private-markets world, specialist fund administration is itself an unfolding story.
Nick Fitzpatrick, Group Editor, Funds Europe
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