SOURCE: Butterfield Fulcrum

Butterfield Fulcrum

Butterfield Fulcrum

October 03, 2011 08:00 ET

Luxembourg Investment Solutions Partners With Butterfield Fulcrum

NEW YORK, NY and LONDON and LUXEMBOURG--(Marketwire - Oct 3, 2011) - Butterfield Fulcrum, a leading top five independent fund services provider, and Luxembourg Investment Solutions S.A. (LIS), a regulated (UCITS-licensed) management company, have signed a strategic cooperation agreement to provide a complete suite of management company and fund administration services in Luxembourg.

This relationship offers non-European fund initiators a quick and cost effective solution to launch Luxembourg-domiciled funds with a single point of contact for fund administration and corporate secretarial needs. With a focus on alternative investment funds and structures, this strategic partnership will help investment managers, institutional investors and family offices realize their investment ideas through a unique plug and play solution.

Butterfield Fulcrum will now offer the setup and administration of the complete range of fund structures available in Luxembourg from SIF to UCITS, leveraging the firm's front, middle and back office systems. Through this partnership with LIS, the fund manager can swiftly set up customized regulated fund structures with full coordination between the Luxembourg financial supervisory company, CSSF, legal advisors, tax specialists, custodians and other Luxembourg-based entities.

"Bringing together the jurisdictional and product expertise of LIS and the industry leading operational infrastructure of Butterfield Fulcrum has allowed us to create a unique and compelling offering encompassing every aspect from design and setup to complete reporting and administration services for managers wishing to establish a European Onshore structure," said Tim Thornton, Managing Director, Global Client Delivery.

"This is a unique partnership between two independent companies that are highly specialized to offer an extremely synergistic solution for clients. We are extremely pleased to partner with Butterfield Fulcrum to extend our services with their superior fund administration model," said Thomas Goergen, Chief Executive Officer. "There is a growing trend towards regulated funds from the institutional client side and Luxembourg is a preferred domicile, particularly for alternative managers with offshore funds seeking to clone their strategies with Luxembourg vehicles such as master feeder funds and alternative UCITS."

Butterfield Fulcrum and LIS will participate in a road show with ALFI (The Association of Luxembourg Fund Industry) between October 4-7 in Greenwich CT, New York and Boston. The day long seminars include presentations by industry experts on all aspects of Luxembourg fund structures.

About Butterfield Fulcrum

Butterfield Fulcrum is a leading independent services provider with 25 years of experience servicing clients in the alternative investment industry. Butterfield Fulcrum provides a full service fund administration offering including front, middle and back solutions to hedge funds, fund of funds, managed accounts, private equity and real estate funds. The company services more than 350 clients and has 10 offices in nine countries and employs over 500 people. For more information, please visit www.bfgl.com.

About LIS

Luxembourg Investment Solutions S.A. is a truly independent management company providing full management company services to Luxembourg-domiciled funds and offers plug-and-play solutions in all aspects of administration and servicing of the investment vehicle and supporting structure. As a UCITS IV management company, LIS complies with the European directives which regulate undertakings for collective investment schemes, and is authorized by the Luxembourg financial supervisory authority Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF). For more information, please visit www.investment-solutions.lu

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