Mon, Jan 26, 2015
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

GlobeOp starts hedge fund service that supports requirements of first SEC deadline for private fund (Form PF) reporting

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Tony Glickman
Opalesque Industry Update – With the first SEC deadline for private fund (Form PF) reporting currently less than six months away for many large hedge funds and managed account platforms, GlobeOp Financial Services has launched a reporting service to specifically support the requirements.

“Many funds with more than $1 billion in assets under management (AuM) potentially face their first quarterly reporting deadline on 15th January, 2012,” said Tony Glickman, global head of Analytics at GlobeOp. “The complex reporting forms are compounded by the fact that larger funds and managed account platforms often involve complicated portfolio, risk and performance data. For example, we’ve determined that one report element requires 449 data points across 14 categories. As our clients’ administrator and a key financial services partner, we are uniquely positioned and operationally geared to help. We already supply much of this data in daily, weekly or monthly reports to fund managers and investors. By efficiently gathering data and drafting reports for client review and submission, we can help them meet regulatory obligations, save time and reduce investment in internal resources.”

Glickman noted that the specific portfolio data required depends on fund type and size, and typically includes a combination of fund manager, fund and investor information. It can also include asset and/or derivatives exposures, financing transactions, collateral arrangements, counterparty exposures and indications of liquidity. Data will be required both on a fund-by-fund basis as well as on an aggregated investment manager-wide basis. In many cases, funds will need to provide risk data such as sensitivities, value-at-risk (VAR) and scenario analysis.

GlobeOp’s support will begin once fund clients determine their Form PF obligations, based on SEC registration, US beneficial ownership and management of a hedge, liquidity or private equity fund. Fund management companies retain ownership of fund data and SEC filing responsibility. GlobeOp will minimise the operational burden by leveraging existing, integrated fund data infrastructures – including the general ledger, risk and pricing engines.

Pending finalisation with the SEC the service will be electronic. GlobeOp will gather data and produce Form PF reports for clients to review, authorise and submit. As all funds must be included in a single report, GlobeOp will also offer to aggregate data from client sources or other administrators.

(press release)


GlobeOp Financial Services (LSE:GO.) is an independent financial administrator specialising in middle and back office services and integrated risk reporting to hedge funds, asset management firms and other sectors of the financial industry – including family wealth, banks, insurance companies, pension funds and corporate treasuries. By outsourcing to GlobeOp, clients can reduce their technology investments and operational risks, while increasing their focus on asset generation and portfolio management. Established in 2000, GlobeOp serves over 200 clients worldwide, representing $170 billion in assets under administration. Headquartered in London and New York, GlobeOp employs approximately 2,000 people on three continents through its 10 offices in the Cayman Islands, India, Ireland, the UK and US. www.globeop.com

Form PF is a US regulatory requirement designed to assist the SEC in monitoring systemic risk, and is an outcome of the Dodd-Frank Wall St. Reform Act. It is a private document that funds must submit either quarterly or annually to the SEC, depending on the size of assets under management. While some details are still to be finalised, Form PF data requirements include portfolio, performance and risk details. Relevant funds larger than $1 billion in AuM are required to make their first submission on 15th January, 2012; funds with less than $1 billion in AuM must submit their first data on 31st March, 2012. www.sec.gov/rules/proposed/2011/ia-3145.pdf


Bg

What do you think?

   Use "anonymous" as my name    |   Alert me via email on new comments   |   
Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing


  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Investing - U.S. investors favor currency hedged Europe ETFs as euro tumbles, Quants win back investors as Swiss franc fuels volatility gains, David Einhorn's $7bn hedge fund is loading up on this stock, Hedge fund BlueMountain Capital unveils Ocwen Financial short, claims default on notes[more]

    U.S. investors favor currency hedged Europe ETFs as euro tumbles From Reuters.com: U.S. investors stung by the falling euro who want to stay invested in Europe are turning to exchange-traded funds designed to strip out the impact of the region's currency. The biggest among so-called "cur

  2. News Briefs - Millennials use tech tools to jump into investing, Winklevoss twins to launch bitcoin exchange with FDIC insured deposits, Robertson’s legacy from hedge funds to New Zealand, Real estate managers exploring smaller open-end funds[more]

    Millennials use tech tools to jump into investing It is the Facebookification of monetary investing. From social networking platforms that enable young investors to stick to every other's stock-picking mojo, to internet sites for initially-timers hungry for a piece of the Silicon Valley

  3. Top performing private equity firms you should invest in[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Professor Oliver Gottschalg of Paris-based HEC Business School, also known as Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Paris has released his annual ranking of the top performing private equity firms. The 2014 HEC-DowJones Private Equity Performance Ranking

  4. Comment - Why invest in hedge funds if they don't outperform the market?[more]

    From Forbes.com: Hedge funds have always been a bit exotic and an enigma to some, but bottom line they are supposed to produce good returns using a range of strategies including global macro, event driven and relative value (arbitrage). And, sophisticated or high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) could

  5. Owen Li 'truly sorry' for blowing up $100m of hedge fund’s assets[more]

    From CNBC.com: A hedge fund manager told clients he is "truly sorry" for losing virtually all their money. Owen Li, the founder of Canarsie Capital in New York, said Tuesday he had lost all but $200,000 of the firm's capital—down from the roughly $100 million it ran as of late March. "I take r