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Richard is Head of the South African collective investment scheme management company, within SANNE's Hedge business.
He is responsible for delivering the firms hosting solution for regulated hedge fund and unit trust portfolios. He joined SANNE following the acquisition of IDS Fund Services in 2016. Prior to this Richard was based in London for 14 years with Morgan Stanley and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he attained extensive banking experience with primary involvement in equity finance product development and delta-one and financing sales. Richard is a qualified Chartered Accountant CA (SA).
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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.
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
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