Why Outsource Your Fund Administration? (Video)

Publication Date23 March 2022
SubjectFinance and Banking, Financial Services, Fund Management/ REITs
Law FirmOcorian
AuthorMr Richard Hansford

With fund managers increasingly turning to third-party fund administrators, Head of BD UK - Private Equity, Richard Hansford outlines the key benefits outsourcing offers fund managers.

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Unsurprisingly, given the increasing operational complexity and LP pressures facing fund managers, demand for strategic outsourcing looks set to continue to increase. Just last year our global survey of alternative investment managers revealed that 70% expect to increase the amount of functions they outsource in the next three years and nearly three-quarters of respondents (72%) expect outsourcing to play a more central role for fund managers. So, what can outsourcing fund administration really offer fund managers?

  • Increased oversight: the extra layer of people, processes and regulatory compliance that outsourcing provides improves risk management processes.
  • Cost efficiency: at a time when fees and margins are under pressure, outsourcing can offer a more efficient option than the hours, infrastructure, personnel, training and recruitment required for an in-house administration team.
  • Access to top tier technology: top fund administrators can provide their clients with a custom-built technology platform that includes a robust portfolio accounting system, an investor portal and a client self-service reporting portal. This can reduce complexity and importantly, meet the demands for information from regulators and investors.
  • Technical expertise: technical specialists with relevant fund operations and asset class expertise will oversee day-to-day running of the fund and will...

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