Fri, Oct 21, 2016
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
New Managers April 2013

Servicers' Spot - Apex Fund Services launches free office facilities and fund incubation services

Thalius Hecksher

Apex Fund Services, a large independent fund administration company, announced in March the launch of its free office facilities and fund incubation services to fund managers looking to start a new fund.

The new office facilities service forms part of a new division called Apex Emerging Manager Incubation Services (EMIS). As well as office facilities, EMIS offers free advisory services regarding fund structure, jurisdiction selection, launch platforms, cloud hosting, broker networks, administration and, via Apex Technologies, Order Management and Portfolio Management Systems.

EMIS will be managed by Bill Wiggin who is a Member of Parliament in the UK and has over 13 years financial services experience.

"Up to 75% of all new fund launches fail, a statistic that is far too high and Apex's EMIS has been launched to turn the tide and ensure more fund managers succeed," Wiggin said.

"Over the last period, we've noticed that there is a growing number of emerging managers coming to the market; it's what I call the new phenomenon of Wall Street, the emerging managers," Thalius Hecksher, Apex' Global Head of Business Development, told Opalesque in an interview. "In the US, a lot of very smart guys are coming to market with family and friends' money to launch hedge funds. We're also seeing a knock-on effect from the JOBS Act which changes will be encouraging hedge fund launches. The JOBS Act is a catalyst in the emerging managers' space. And across Europe, a lot of people are losing their jobs, and looking to launching their own business."

Apex looked......................

To view our full article please login

This article was published in Opalesque's New Managers a top-down monthly analysis, news and research publication on the global emerging manager space.
New Managers
New Managers
New Managers

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. M&A - U.S. hedge fund HarbourVest is shock winner in the £1.1bn SVG Capital takeover saga, Hedge fund Parvus shows hand, toppling William Hill merger deal[more]

    U.S. hedge fund HarbourVest is shock winner in the £1.1bn SVG Capital takeover saga From The fierce battle to buy Britain's biggest private equity group has come to an unexpected conclusion, with the original bidder walking away with the prize. SVG Capital has agreed

  2. Marc Lasry: Energy is still a phenomenal opportunity[more]

    From Distressed debt specialist Marc Lasry said energy debt is still a "phenomenal opportunity" because investors can get "massively overpaid" for the risk they take on. There are "huge opportunities" in the energy sector especially in restructurings, the Avenue Capital Group CEO said Tues

  3. Opalesque Exclusive: Ex-SAC manager re-emerges with market neutral hedge fund[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: A manager re-emerged from the SAC battleground last year to launch his own hedge fund under the umbrella of New York-based investment firm Endicott Group.

  4. North America - Hedge-fund manager Kyle Bass says the U.S. is on track for stagflation, Billionaire hedge fund titans Dinan, Lasry on election, markets and best investment ideas[more]

    Hedge-fund manager Kyle Bass says the U.S. is on track for stagflation From Kyle Bass, founder of Hayman Capital Management, on Wednesday warned that the U.S. is headed toward so-called stagflation. Stagflation is typically described as persistently high inflation and hi

  5. Macro hedge funds up 3.3% in one week on Fed and Brexit pays off[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds were boosted by the strong performance of global macro funds, with the Lyxor Global Macro Index gaining 3.3% as of the week ending Oct. 11 (-1.7% YTD), Lyxor Asset Management reported. Their short on the p