Due diligence professionals need to fully understand the role of a fund administrator because they need to be able to properly question the processes and activities of that fund administrator when assessing an investment opportunity. The role of a third party fund administrator can vary widely from one fund to another and so it’s definitely not a case of one size fits all or one rule works for every occasion.

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It’s a well known fact that the adoption of third party fund administrators has been substantially slower in private equity than elsewhere. Other sectors have made it the norm, whereas it has still been a comparative rarity here until very recent times. So how significant is the difference between categories of financial institution? How are they changing? And what does that mean for due diligence professionals? We take a look at where this trend sits right now.

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In September 2017, the law changed in the Cayman Islands, requiring all financial bodies (including funds) to appoint an anti-money laundering compliance officer (AMLCO) and banks, funds and other financial bodies were given a year in which to seek out and appoint an appropriate person. 


In this article, we provide a quick reference checklist to reassure you that you have made or received the correct appointment, or alternatively guide you to making a better selection in future.

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