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  • Fund Administration

    Fund administration is an evolving area of business for firms in the investment management industry.  The competing forces which are now shaping the investment management industry are: increased regulatory reporting, expansion into new markets and asset classes, cost-efficiency of operations, and expanding outsourcing.

    In order to keep pace with changes to the industry, investment managers and service providers need a partner who has the experience and understanding to address these complexities associated with initiatives affecting their fund accounting and administration model. Citisoft's expertise is founded upon deep industry experience, with the vast majority of our consultants having held managerial positions within the accounting and administration departments of both large and small firms.  Our holistic view and proven methodology coupled with our roll up your sleeves approach assists clients whether redesigning an internal operating model or through outsourcing, a new technology platform or a combination of both.  Citisoft will help your firm achieve the optimal end state at a fraction of the cost of going it alone.

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  • Valuation

    Valuations should be a well-defined, controlled process within the investment management firm. Decentralized valuation processes or outdated supporting technologies can result in disparate inputs and lead to potential manual workarounds, discrepancies, and re-work. The frequency of valuations, accounting decisions, market values and pricing can also introduce added complexities. The importance of a controlled, repeatable valuation processes cannot be overstated as the output is a widely distributed measurement of investment performance. Consequently, the end result can become a warning signal requiring investment manager attention, a marketing tool to attract new investors and even a benchmark for internal compensation. Investment managers and service providers must have a dynamic valuation process to support the changing investment landscape. Citisoft has led numerous initiatives to rationalize standard valuation processes while accommodating new products and investment geographies.

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  • Fund Accounting

    Fund accounting is a well-defined element of the value chain with both suppliers and service providers offering established products to serve the investment management industry. Citisoft has developed deep knowledge and experience by working with various providers and can provide advice and expertise to assist firms with any needs in this area. As many of the vendor products age, firms are looking to move their business to a third party supplier or occasionally upgrade to a newer technology. Global firms need to provide an infrastructure that works within a global operating model and also supports the local demands and nuances. Our unrivalled depth in this domain make us an ideal partner, working with both investment managers and third party administrators where required.

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  • Custody

    Custody is a well-defined commodity service with providers offering established products to serve the investment management industry. Critical elements often revolve around custodial technology, capacity for processing and safekeeping across all asset classes, financial stability and access to global markets.   Citisoft has developed deep knowledge and experience in the evaluation and selection, and implementation of custodial services.  We can provide advice and expertise to assist firms with any needs in this area. Global firms need to provide an infrastructure that works within a global operating model and also supports the local market demands and nuances. Our depth of knowledge in this domain make us an ideal partner.

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  • Compliance

    The investment management industry has experienced major changes in both regulatory requirements and industry standards over recent years.  Traditionally perceived as a high cost function, compliance was a discipline restricting investment activities in complex assets while ensuring client mandates were strictly adhered to.  Now the realization is growing that compliance can, in fact, deliver substantial cost savings by: minimizing the exposure to errant investments, avoiding financial penalties and possible reputational damage. The compliance team works with the appropriate reporting teams to ensure all annual reporting and regulatory filling needs are met.

    Citisoft has deep industry knowledge and experience in assisting our global client base and working together to create a controlled and transparent compliance structure that supports clients, regulators, and their global partner demands.

    For more information contact info@citisoft.com