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Over the past few years, compliance has become a key part of fund management.

Transparency, information sharing and due diligence are driven by international policy and apply to your fund wherever it’s located. 

We’re here to help you with every aspect of fund compliance, ensuring your fund stays up to date with both local laws and global best practice.

Our team of lawyers and compliance experts has a deep understanding of the legislation and its application to alternative investment funds, so you receive timely, accurate and practical support that’s tailored to your fund.

 

Know Your Client (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML)

Many fund managers are frustrated by investor due diligence, which is onerous and often subject to time pressure. 

You need an administrator that not only knows the legal requirements, but can obtain the necessary information from investors and process it quickly.

With a network of compliance officers in all major jurisdictions, we offer an interconnected global compliance service: while local specialists manage KYC and AML for your investors around the world, the whole process is centrally coordinated by your dedicated Vistra team. This creates a fast, well-organised service, sensitive to each investor’s needs. 

 

AIFMD Annex IV

If you manage an EU alternative investment fund, you’re probably subject to the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) – legislation designed to protect investors and improve transparency.

Under Annex IV of the AIFMD, all authorised and registered fund managers must report transparency information on their funds to local regulators for each country they market in. But this isn’t a simple process: reporting requirements differ for each jurisdiction and the nature of the fund. Late or incorrect reporting has serious consequences for the fund manager.

We help you determine the extent of your reporting obligations, and we prepare and submit compliant reports on your behalf. 

As a leading fund administrator in assets under administration , we have a critical understanding of the sector, in particular private equity, real estate and debt funds. So we can accurately assess your fund’s needs. Meanwhile, our ongoing interaction with local regulators ensures a smooth and hassle-free reporting process.

 

FATCA and the Common Reporting Standard (CRS)

FATCA has major implications for every fund manager and financial institution. FATCA compliance is a significant undertaking, and failure can result in a 30% withholding tax on payments of US income.

Inspired by FATCA is the Common Reporting Standard (CRS), officially known as the Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information. The CRS is a global regime, designed to facilitate the systematic and automatic transfer of financial information to prevent tax avoidance and evasion. By 2018, financial institutions in around 100 countries will be required to report under the CRS.

With increasingly complex reporting standards, it’s essential for fund managers to understand and meet their obligations. Which is where we come in. Vistra’s team of FATCA and reporting specialists makes the process easy for you, assessing your fund’s requirements and ensuring full compliance at every level. 

 

To discuss how we could assit you, please contact one of our specialists or complete the enquiry form.

 

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