Graeme Rate

Graeme Rate

Country Head – South Africa and Malta
Pier Place, Heerengracht Street, Foreshore, Cape Town, South Africa

As Country Head for South Africa and Malta Graeme is responsible for driving SANNNE’s administration offering to a variety of clients and structures.

He has over 17 years’ experience in the hedge fund market and has significant strategic, operational and market expertise having worked for a large fund manager, a stockbroker and an administration business servicing the hedge fund industry.

He is a qualified South African Stockbroker and a Chartered Accountant CA (SA).

Recent insight from Graeme Rate

SANNE sponsor and participate in the South Africa Opalesque Roundtable

Graeme Rate

Graeme Rate, Country Head – South Africa and Malta

23 January 2019

SANNE sponsor and participate in the South Africa Opalesque Roundtable

Graeme Rate

Graeme Rate, Country Head – South Africa and Malta

11 January 2018

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14 November 2016

Graeme Rate's specialisms

  • Hedge Fund administration

    Our wide scope of services is delivered by a skilled and dedicated team to ensure that client objectives are supported and synergies are established at every level.

    We administer the following types of funds - Collective investment schemes, Equity Long/ Short and Market Neutral funds, Commodity funds, Fixed income funds, Multi-strategy funds, Funds of hedge funds, Mezzanine debt funds as well as other combinations of multi-currency and multi-jurisdictional structures.

    A key service provided to clients is the calculation of an independently valued portfolio Net Asset Value (NAV). This is produced at a frequency required by the fund, in line with its liquidity requirements and ranging from daily to quarterly reporting.

    We offer clients a full spectrum of accounting services, from the maintenance of fund accounting records and the processing of expenses, management and performance fees and corporate actions, through to the best practice preparation of annual financial statements and coordination of the annual audit. Investor servicing is provided in an integrated solution with an ability to maintain a full share register or partner capital accounts. Fund Accounting is responsible for the maintenance of fund accounting records in accordance with local laws, regulations and accounting standards.

    Other services encompassed in the offering include fund of fund custody, cash management and middle office services.

  • Management Company

    SANNE's Management Company is a registered Collective Investment Scheme Management Company regulated by the Financial Services Board.  This allows it to provide investment managers with an outsourced portfolio hosting platform for hedge fund and unit trust portfolios.  The investment manager is able to focus on their core activity of investment decision making.

    Core deliverables of the Management Company are to ensure regulatory and mandate compliance of the portfolios and to perform an independent risk monitoring function.  The Management Company maintains a strong internal control structure to minimise risk of operational and financial failure.

    Our approval enables us to offer investment managers with a number of portfolio choices:

    > Qualified Investor Hedge Funds

    > Retail Investor Hedge Funds

    > Unit Trusts

    For more information on our Management Company, please click here.


  • About us

    SANNE is a leading global provider of alternative fund and corporate administration services.

  • Our services

    SANNE provides clients across the globe with a wide range of complementary business services, focused on two core areas: alternative asset services and corporate and private client services.

  • Our approach

    We understand that each client relationship has a unique set of requirements and expectations; that is why our client service teams are handpicked and tailored to fit the specific and evolving needs of each client.

  • Thought leadership

    At SANNE, we collaborate and share our knowledge and best practice with those we value. These are the things that make the difference.

  • Our people

    We work with talented people. It’s their deep expertise, knowledge and collaborative nature that differentiates us. We see things differently.

  • Global locations

    Our global network is spread across three global regions: The Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific & Mauritius.