Investment Fund Administration, Operations and Custody

Bruce Lawrence

Investment Fund Administration, Operations and Custody

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Despite the increasingly challenging international investment and financial business environment where firms and individuals have to face both tightening regulation and market volatility amid the ongoing pandemic, it will not be an exaggeration to say that investment funds proudly remain on the forefront of the market worldwide, being, if properly handled, probably the most efficient investment vehicle.

It is crucial, therefore, for a fund administrator to be equipped with the fullest possible knowledge pertaining to the administration and operation of funds to timely detect shortcomings, prevent losses and avert regulatory sanctions for non-compliance.

See the source imageDate:14th, 16th, 21st & 23rd of September, 2021 
See the source imageTime:14:00 – 17:45 UK Time
See the source imageDuration:14 hours
See the source imagePrice:GBP 500

Training Objectives

This programme will provide you with the tools tnecessary to better understand the processes relating to fund administration. Specifically, participants will:

  • Be equipped with a clear understanding of how and why funds are established, the nature and impact of investment decisions, pricing and valuation, related activities such as portfolio balancing and performance measurement and how these processes affect operational, compliance, reporting, and other administration procedures

  • Examine a wide range of fund types, their characteristics, operation and administration features, including: mutual funds and unit trusts, pension fund, hedge funds and FOFs, real estate funds, venture capital funds, money market funds

  • Enhance their market knowledge not only of traditional investment products such as bonds, equities and money market products, but also of more complex products such as derivatives, CDOs, structured products, exchange traded funds, real estate, private equity, commodities and any related structures such as SPVs, SIVs etc

  • Increase their confidence in controlling fund administration procedure, accurate pricing, valuation and best execution skills

  • Reassure their skills in the correct legal and compliance procedures, and confidence in liaising with fund managers, investors, sponsors, fund services providers, custodians, and regulators


Training Outline

  • Understanding types of assets, including alternative, illiquid and volatile assets

  • Comparing fund types, structures, and legal aspects

  • Understanding benchmarks, mandates, investment objectives and constraints

  • Understanding pricing, valuation & NAV calculation

  • Understanding reporting & compliance – valuation, reconciliation and settlement

  • Understanding registrar and transfer agency services

  • Understanding Custody and Fund Administration

  • Understanding international client services

  • Understanding Client reporting: customised reporting, multi-currency/instrument reporting, and tax reporting

  • Understanding compliance, tax and anti-money laundering issues


Training Style

The training style will include the presentation of all the material using slides and handouts.  The trainer will use practical examples to elaborate various concepts as well as show various videos that highlight particular course concepts and encourage class discussion.

Participants will engage in exchange of ideas and sharing of knowledge on the subject matter. Participants will also be able to ask questions and obtain clarifications from the trainer on all the material covered.


CPD Recognition

This programme may be approved for up to 5 CPD units in Financial Regulation. Eligibility criteria and CPD Units are verified directly by your association, regulator or other bodies which you hold membership.


Who Should Attend

This course will be of value to anyone wishing to understand international best practice in administering, operating and overseeing funds.

This includes operations teams, Risk Managers, Compliance Monitoring Teams and Internal Audit at fund managers or third parties, lawyers, auditors and regulators.  


Additional Details

Price - 500

Duration - 14


Date And Time

14-September-2021 - 14:00 to
23-September-2021 - 17:45




Live Online (Zoom)

Event Category

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