VFS is a key player in the Gibraltar financial services industry and has been servicing investment managers since 1998. As a well established member of the financial services community, we have fostered strong links with local financial institutions and have always been very involved in new initiatives within the industry. Our extensive range of services coupled with our experience and knowledge of the local regulatory landscape, makes us an excellent service partner for managers wishing to set up their operations in Gibraltar.
Managers wishing to establish an investment firm in Gibraltar can take advantage of the VFS Investment Platform which provides the operational infrastructure required by locally licensed investment firms. The Platform can be tailor-made to suit the requirements of each individual manager, but the full service covers the initial licence application plus ongoing trade support, compliance and accounting as well as third party relationship management.
Managers looking to set up fund vehicles can benefit from our fund administration and AIFM services. These two elements can be effectively combined for funds wishing to market into the EU, providing a seamless, cost effective solution for the larger AIF or those whose business model depends on EU distribution. On the other hand, VFS also has extensive experience servicing smaller alternative funds. Operating in a small jurisdiction, gives us greater flexibility and easier access to local counterparties and the local regulator. This creates an optimal environment to produce solutions to accommodate alternative strategies and smaller funds.
Whether you are seeking to relocate an existing fund, or set up a new fund, it is crucial to select an appropriate administration partner that will deliver a professional, timely and valued service.
VFS has combined its experience in portfolio management and fund administration to great effect in order to provide a comprehensive package of AIFM services for new and existing clients.
As investment managers explore and discover the advantages of relocating their operations to smaller, low tax EU jurisdictions such as Gibraltar, they are faced with the logistical hurdles that are typical of such a transition.