VFS has a dedicated investment team with more than 15 years experience in this field. This core AIFM function can be tailored to suit the investment style and structure of every fund and includes but is not limited to;
- Setting investment policy and strategy
- Generating investment decisions
- Transmission & recording of orders
- Reconciliation and reporting
Our risk management department is functionally and hierarchically segregated from the other core areas of the business in order to afford the greatest degree of independence. Our risk management services include;
- Establishing and monitoring risk profiles and limits
- Identification & measurement of risks
- Liquidity management
- Scenario analysis & back-testing of risk metrics
Marketing & Passporting
For many fund managers, the most crucial advantage of opting into the AIFM regime, is the ability to market and promote their funds across the EU. VFS can process passporting notifications and coordinate the marketing of the AIF across EU jurisdictions as well as supervise any independent introducers contracted to promote the fund.
An AIFM is responsible for valuing the assets of the AIFs it services. VFS can either provide this function in-house under its fund administration services or delegate it to a regulated third party fund administrator. In the latter case, VFS is required to supervise the delegate in accordance with the requirements of the AIFM Directive.