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Guernsey ranked as the number one European specialist finance centre

Guernsey’s finance industry received some excellent news last week following the publication of The Banker’s annual ranking of top IFCs. The island has been ranked as the number one European specialist finance centre scoring 98.4, an improvement of 12.37 on last year’s figure of 86.02. The Banker is owned by the Financial Times and bases its…

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Talent Matters

Talent Matters

September 1, 2017 | Under News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

Financial services capabilities have been at the core of Guernsey’s economic progression over the past 50 years and our credentials encourage overseas investors to come here. But how effectively do we promote the strength of our talent pool as a key reason to do business here? Finance is a strong part of our economic heritage….

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Demand for excellence drives migration

Demand for excellence drives migration

August 15, 2017 | Under News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

According to the latest figures released last week, Guernsey is seeing a noticeable growth in companies, funds and other structures in the first six months of this year. The Guernsey Registry who are responsible for tracking and communicating the signs of inward and outward migration say that there were 32 companies coming to Guernsey while…

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Are you an experienced Administrator?

Are you an experienced Administrator?

August 2, 2017 | Under News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

Job Description Private Equity Administrators (PEA) is looking to grow its team of multi-talented and dedicated Client Relationship Managers and would like to hear from experienced administrators who would welcome the opportunity to join a small and friendly team delivering high quality fund administration services to some of Europe’s leading private equity fund managers. Our…

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The Swedish Starmaker

The Swedish Starmaker

July 21, 2017 | Under Marketing, News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

All-American pop stars such as Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, NSYNC, Taylor Swift and Katy Perry all have one thing in common – their biggest hits were not written and produced by a famous American or British writer but by a 46-year old from Stockholm. His name is Karl Martin Sandberg, but you may know him…

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Biggest growth in four years for Guernsey funds

Latest figures from the Guernsey Financial Services Commission show that the island’s funds sector enjoyed its biggest growth in four years during the first quarter of 2017. The net asset value of funds under management and administration in the island grew by £10.6 billion (4.1%) over the quarter – the highest margin of growth since…

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Dig, set and spike (making the play with the best chance of success)

“Your team becomes your family, the ball becomes your best friend, the court becomes your home and the game becomes your life.” – so reads a motivational quote written by a volleyball coach. Commitment, dedication and collaboration – working hard and working smart – the essentials for sporting and business success. PEA is sponsoring Guernsey’s…

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A Cloud with a Silver Lining?

A Cloud with a Silver Lining?

June 16, 2017 | Under News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

Could the UK’s triggering of Article 50 be advantageous for Guernsey? Has the uncertainty around Brexit created an additional flexibility for managers seeking options marketing into Europe? Click to read more here.  

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Regulate? So, Innovate

Regulate? So, Innovate

May 30, 2017 | Under Marketing, News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

Jo Gill, Director of PEA, Annette Alexander, Partner of Carey Olsen, and Claire Bufton, Audit Manager at Saffery Champness, discuss how regulation is defining private equity service provision. How is international regulation shaping up? Jo Gill In Europe the Alternative Investment Managers Directive (AIFMD) has driven the approach. EEA countries had to enact local legislation to…

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Proud to Sponsor Guernsey Ladies Volleyball Team at Gotland Island Games

We’re proud to announce our sponsorship of the Guernsey Ladies Volleyball team at this year’s Gotland NatWest Island Games. We also have offices in Sweden where the event is to be staged. Our Guernsey Managing Director James Orrick went down to a training session in the lead-up to wish the team luck. Peter Toyberg, PEA…

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Private Equity Business in Guernsey Surpasses £100 Billion

Guernsey has confirmed that private equity business in the island has surpasses £100 billion for the first time. Figures show the net asset value under management grew by £25 billion over the course of 2016 to stand at £110.3 billion at the end of December. Read more here.

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Nordics – The Greenest Countries in the World

It is great to know that we come from an area that is an absolute world leader. No other place on the planet has an environmental record that can match that of the Nordics. We have the four greenest countries according to the Environmental Performance Index – Finland, Iceland, Sweden and Denmark. Green capital PEA’s…

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Two New Private Investment Funds Launched in Guernsey

Guernsey has confirmed the launch of two new PIFs this Easter. If you are looking for the right partners for the launch of your private investment fund then PEA is an innovative boutique service provider with all the expertise, experience and professionalism that you’ll need. https://www.weareguernsey.com/news/2017/inaugural-guernsey-private-investment-funds-launched/

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Heroes Wanted: If You’re an Experienced Administrator Get in Touch

Private Equity Administrators (PEA) is looking to grow its team of multi-talented and dedicated Client Relationship Managers and would like to hear from experienced administrators who would welcome the opportunity to join a small and friendly team delivering high quality fund administration services to some of Europe’s leading private equity fund managers. Our focus is…

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The Land of Two Spinning Wheels

The Land of Two Spinning Wheels

April 11, 2017 | Under Marketing, News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

If you ever visit the PEA headquarters in Allerød Denmark don’t be surprised if you spot the odd bicycle or two. We love cycling! It is an exhilarating feeling of freedom to be on a bike on a sunny summer’s day freewheeling down a hill with green fields either side of you. Unfortunately, cycling uphill…

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Guernsey funds – Year On Year Growth

New figures from the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC) show that the net asset value of funds under management and administration in the island grew by £6.5 billion (2.6%) during the fourth quarter of 2016. This built on the £21.9 billion growth during the first nine months of the year to take the total value…

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Selling Guernsey PLC

Selling Guernsey PLC

March 7, 2017 | Under News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

James Orrick, Managing Director of PEA, explores a necessary shift in the factors to emphasise when selling Guernsey’s financial services offering in 2017. A “flight to quality” is often a response to market uncertainty. The historic promotional messaging about Guernsey’s established financial services offering has often cited this well-used term as a way of summarising…

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Be Like Bowie

Be Like Bowie

March 7, 2017 | Under News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

2016 was a very sad year for music fans. Some extremely popular names were taken from us during a difficult 12 months, but possibly the most notable of these was David Bowie. In over fifty years, from his very first recordings right through to his last album Blackstar, David Bowie was at the vanguard of…

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New recruits in Guernsey

New recruits in Guernsey

March 1, 2017 | Under News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

MEET THE TEAM Neive Eker – Junior Administrator Where am I based? Guernsey What areas of my job do I specialise in? I provide lots of support to our team of client relationship managers performing a range of administrative and support office duties, contributing to the smooth and efficient operation of the office. My employment…

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It’s a Marathon Not a Sprint

It’s a Marathon Not a Sprint

February 3, 2017 | Under News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

We all know that lasting business relationships just don’t happen overnight. Where is the commercial value in a very short highly explosive burst of activity followed by an extensive and arduous void of idleness? What sense is there for either party in investing time and resources building trust and getting to know each other’s businesses,…

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Meet Zoë

Meet Zoë

January 30, 2017 | Under News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

Zoë Thomas – Client Relationship Manager Where am I based? I am based in Guernsey, and will be celebrating my 10th anniversary with PEA in April 2017. What areas of my job do I specialise in? At PEA we are all multi-taskers with a huge number of skills but I specialise in back office operating…

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Gazing Into the 2017 Crystal Ball

Gazing Into the 2017 Crystal Ball

January 25, 2017 | Under News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

How we embrace new digital technologies such as fintech and regtech will have a huge impact on the Channel Islands’ fund industry’s performance in 2017 according to PEA’s James Orrick.To find out more and further predictions for the industry over the next 12 months click here.

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Guernsey funds – Fifth Straight Quarter of Growth

Guernsey is enjoying real confidence in the stability and substance of their funds infrastructure according to the Chief Executive of Guernsey Finance following the release of recent statistics by Guernsey Finance. The island’s fund industry has enjoyed five consecutive quarters of growth with figures for 2016 showing the total value of funds in Guernsey increasing…

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6 Crucial Tips on How to Safeguard Against Fraud

Complacency is the fraudster’s friend so here are 6 valuable insights from Charlotte on how to guard against deception. Build fraud prevention into your business risk assessment Fraud risk assessments need to be continual and dynamic so they can be agile enough to change as your risks change. Fraud prevention should be built into your…

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It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing

Singers and lead guitarists might get the girls, the spotlight and the media attention but without the drummer and the bass player it just won’t rock!! You will probably recognise names like Slash and Axel Rose – the lead guitarist and lead singer of Guns & Roses. But do you know the name of their…

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Regime for Private Investment Funds launched

The Guernsey Financial Services Commission has launched its regime for Private Investment Funds following a consultation process. The application Form PIF requests both a licence, under section 4 of the Protection of Investors (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, and for fund registration under section 8 of the Law. Strong corporate governance is ensured through the requirement…

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New Brochure Looks at Growth in Guernsey’s Popularity

Guernsey’s financial services sector has witnessed considerable inward migration of companies, funds and other structures in recent times. Guernsey Finance, the promotional agency for the island’s finance industry internationally, has issued a migration brochure which emphasises the jurisdiction’s high standards and expertise. It also covers some of the many examples of businesses who have made…

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Roundtable Held on Guernsey’s Fund Industry

Guernsey Finance recently hosted a roundtable in St Peter Port on Guernsey’s fund industry. The expert panel discussed a number of topics including the island’s connectivity and work/life balance, why BEPS, the OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting initiative will not affect Guernsey and why Guernsey is viewed as an exceptional partner for smaller as…

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Why the Nordic Way of Life Should be Embraced by Everyone

PEA has offices in Denmark and Sweden where the culture is open, friendly, efficient, hard-working, collaborative, conscientious, ethical and community-focused – so couldn’t we all learn a thing or two from Scandinavia? Happiest country in the World PEA has offices in both Sweden and Denmark and is very pleased to say that in 2016 Denmark…

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Mille Louise Pedersen’s big swim

Mille Louise Pedersen’s big swim

November 25, 2016 | Under News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

Congratulations to Mille Louise Pedersen from Denmark who swam 4,200 km in 1 hour for her swim school Sigmaswim’s annual competition. Mille, who is 13 years old was sponsored 0.5 DKK per km by PEA and the money raised will go towards funding her participation at a swimming training camp. ‘At PEA it is very…

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The Curious Role of the Cycling Domestique

There is no “I” in “team” – you will recognise this motivational saying often posted on office noticeboards and sport’s locker rooms. The sentiment, of course, is that the team is more important than the individual and a classic working example is in cycling. Professional cyclist’s spend a lot of time and effort pushing aside…

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5 questions to ask your Fund Administrator

How equipped are you to evaluate the suitability of a fund administrator? There are many occasions in life where we have to make decisions about subjects we have little experience in. A little bit of knowledge goes a long way and could save a lot of time, trouble and money if you ask the right…

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PEA expands Swedish team!

PEA expands Swedish team!

September 12, 2016 | Under News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

PEA is pleased to announce three new appointments in our Stockholm office: Ingela Skoglund – Office Manager Ingela joins us with a background in finance and office management roles. Ingela’s new role will be to assist the team in organising their client relationships to ensure that the office is run in an efficient and smooth…

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PEA Sponsors triathlete success!

PEA Sponsors triathlete success!

September 7, 2016 | Under Marketing, News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

PEA is delighted to sponsor Danish triathlete Frederik Holm Wester. Frederik has had an incredibly good season. His most recent success is competing in a triathlon comprising a 375m open air swim, 10km cycle and a 2.5km run. Frederik managed this in a time of 37.04 earning him a bronze medal in the under 17…

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Private equity post Brexit

James Orrick, Managing Director of PEA in Guernsey, shares his views on the implications of Brexit on private equity in Guernsey. Guernsey has a thriving private equity (“PE”) sector with many resident European PE groups.  How will the UK decision impact upon the general PE workflows that we see here? Brexit and future European elections…

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PEA sponsors power boating success in Norway

Guernsey based Team Slayer travelled to Tvedestrand in Norway to compete in the UIM Class 3A World Championships. With 13 boats entering and competitors mainly from the Nordic region, 3 races were held over 4 days. The team won their first race in extremely rough conditions and in race two they came second. In the final race…

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PEA Group conference in Guernsey

Employees from PEA gather for three-day annual conference hosted by the Guernsey office, collaborating on future growth plans and developing know-how.

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New appointment at PEA

New appointment at PEA

March 7, 2016 | Under News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

Private Equity Administrators (Sweden) AB (PEA) has appointed Amanda Ekman as Managing Director of the Swedish office. Amanda joins PEA with extensive experience of the CFO function in a variety of venture capital and private equity funds, and more recently as financial manager at Permian. In her new role, Amanda will take a leading managerial…

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Creandum announces the closing of €180 million for their fourth fund

Private Equity Administrators Limited (PEA) is delighted to announce the launch of Creandum IV, L.P. having raised €180 million within a very short fund raising timeframe. The strong support from existing investors combined with significant interest from new investors caused the fund to be oversubscribed and the fund reached the hard cap in one first…

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New appointment at PEA

New appointment at PEA

December 14, 2015 | Under News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

Private Equity Administrators Limited (PEA) has appointed Marcus Allen, a former assistant manager at IPES, to take a leading managerial role and to further support its growing client relationship team. In his new role, Marcus will be responsible for the operational oversight of all fund administration processes in the Guernsey office as well as providing…

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PEA is recruiting!

PEA is recruiting!

October 12, 2015 | Under News & Press | Posted by | No Comments

Private Equity Administrators (PEA) is looking to grow its team of multi-talented and dedicated Client Relationship Managers and would like to hear from experienced senior administrators and fund accountants who would welcome the opportunity to join a small and friendly team delivering high quality fund administration services to some of Europe’s leading private equity fund managers. Our…

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Private Equity Administrators (PEA) asks how transparency impacts LP decision making

In Q4 2014 PEA launched their new portal, designed and delivered to meet the needs of our customers and specifically to help our fund managers improve communication and deliver greater transparency to both their investors and their wider stakeholder community. This initiative was prompted by our own experience and our desire to deliver timely and…

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Private Equity Administrators (PEA) provides you with a download on the 2015 Compliance Trends Survey

In a joint effort between Deloitte and Compliance Weekly, the survey aims to gauge the industries’ views on 4 broad compliance categories: resourcing the compliance department responsibilities and activities of the compliance operation compliance risks within the extended organisation; and the use of technology.   The results of the survey have provided answers to the…

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Private Equity Administrators (PEA) shares some good news from ESMA

ESMA – European Securities and Markets Authority – have announced their recommendation to grant Guernsey & Jersey a ‘third country’ passport under the AIFMD – Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, allowing Guernsey access to a level playing field with Europe. ESMA assessed  six jurisdictions and recommended as follows: Guernsey & Jersey – “Passport extension, no…

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Private Equity Administrators (PEA) asks, what can an LP do to limit reputational risk?

Following our series of blogs looking at transparency in the Private Equity world we’d like to talk to you about reputational risk and what that potentially may mean to your LPs. There is always a reason why certain themes start trending across sectors and the Private Equity community is no exception. GP communication is clearly…

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Waterland Private Equity Investments announces the closing of €1.55 billion for their sixth fund (“WPEF VI”)

Private Equity Administrators Limited (PEA) is delighted to announce the launch of Waterland Private Equity Fund VI having raised €1.55 billion after just three months of fund raising. The strong support of existing investors combined with significant interest from new investors, caused the fund to be oversubscribed. Waterland led by Chairman Rob Thielen has been…

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Private Equity Administrators (PEA) just loves Guy Hands and his clear uncluttered view on the industry…

As SuperReturn in Berlin nears its close we share with you a very clear message from our much respected resident local PE guru, Guy Hands, Chairman & CIO of Terra Firma.  ‘It’s all about going Back to the Future.’ Guy believes that smaller private equity firms will return to the original model in the seventies…

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Private Equity Administrators (PEA) asks, what is the right solution to the GP/LP communication problem

In this series of blogs we are looking at transparency in the Private Equity world  and how it can be used to add value. Our last blog highlighted a perceptions rift between GP and LPs in relation to standards of reporting as it is apparent that more and more GPs are struggling to meet LP’s…

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Private Equity Administrators (PEA) asks how transparency impacts LP decision making

In Q4 2014 PEA launched their new portal, designed and delivered to meet the needs of our customers and specifically to help our fund managers improve communication and deliver greater transparency to both their investors and their wider stakeholder community. This initiative was prompted by our own experience and our desire to deliver timely and…

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Private Equity Administrators are delighted to be officially launching their new investor portal and you don’t even need to be a client to enjoy its functionality!

Having written earlier blogs about the importance of communication and transparency with your clients and investors, PEA wanted to ensure they were giving investment managers the most up to date tools in which to communicate with their stakeholders. Every private equity, real estate and infrastructure manager understands the importance of a continued dialogue with their…

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Operational considerations private equity managers need to be aware of when complying with FATCA
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The FATCA challenge for Private Equity

The FATCA challenge for Private Equity

December 16, 2014 | Under News & Press | Posted by | No Comments
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Private Equity Depositaries launches new website

Private Equity Depositaries (PED), PEA’s new sister organisation offering AIFMD-compliant depositary services to AIF Mangers, is proud to announce the launch of its new website www.peadep.com. The new website is a reflection of what’s important to PED as a company, so the team have been working hard to deliver an informative, functional and content-rich content…

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Private Equity Administrators discusses the key impacts to the proposed Fourth European Anti-Money Laundering Directive (4th EAMLD)

We will just be recovering from the AIFMD rollercoaster when the time limits will be up for transposing the final text of the 4th EAMLD into UK law. As AML resourcing and cost constraints continue to be at the top of senior management’s agendas, recipients of the 4th EAMLD would probably welcome the ability to…

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Private Equity Administrators are all equal, it’s just that some private equity administrators are more equal than others

Looking back over the last six months, PEA has launched its new website, established their brand and set up a sister company, Private Equity Depositaries, to provide depositary services! Not only that, PEA has implemented product development strategies for the enhancement of their client portal, considered AIFMD and FATCA reporting, established innovation panels, worked with…

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Private Equity Administrators shares some insights into developing great AML practice

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined Standard Bank PLC (Standard Bank) £7,640,400 for failings relating to its anti-money laundering (AML) policies and procedures over corporate customers connected to politically exposed persons (PEPs). Tracey McDermott, director of enforcement and financial crime at the FCA, commented: “If banks accept business from high risk customers they must…

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Private Equity Administrators wants to share with you the reasons why Guernsey continues to be the favoured jurisdiction for Private Equity Funds

During a recent article in Hedge Week, Guernsey Finance’s CEO, Fiona Le Poidevin provided some insight into the latest growth figures released by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC), signifying a major vote in confidence by the funds’ industry on how Guernsey is approaching AIFMD. “Latest figures from Guernsey’s financial services regulator, the GFSC, show…

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Private Equity Administrators observes 5 key conclusions on the state of play with Depositary services

During a recent AIFMD Round Table hosted by Dominic Hobson of PE-Connect, industry specialists came together to discuss the impact of the depositary role on the private equity sector. Private Equity Administrators (PEA) took the opportunity to consider their responses and draws the following 5 conclusions: 1       Phased Approach – AIFMD will continue to be a…

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Private Equity Administrators shares its value proposition

Private Equity Administrators (PEA) shares its value proposition with this promotional document introducing our key senior team. Our focus has always been on delivering robust operating models and expert technical execution to some of Europe’s most highly regarded Private Equity, Real Estate and Infrastructure fund managers and their stakeholders. To discover more about our services…

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Delivering a seamless automated solution to increase efficiency

At Private Equity Administrators, we focus on delivering robust operating models and providing expert technical execution to some of Europe’s most highly regarded Private Equity, Real Estate and Infrastructure fund managers and their stakeholders. The key to our governance, risk and control frameworks is the utilisation of technologically efficient platforms. PEA collaborated with ICSA Software…

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Private Equity Administrators (PEA) says it’s time to empower and embrace the compliance revolution!

During a keynote speech at the Compliance Week 2014 conference, Securities and Exchange Commission Enforcement Director Andrew Ceresney provided some insight on what an empowered compliance function looks like. He also offered a four-question test that companies should ask themselves to determine the effectiveness of their compliance programs. “Companies that have done well in avoiding…

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Private Equity Administrators (PEA) asks are you wide awake and listening to FATCA?

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (US FATCA) becomes effective on 1 July 2014 and applies to all Foreign Financial Institutions (FFIs) inside and outside of the United States. Whether or not you have US source income, all FFIs, wishing to conduct business with participating European institutions need to consider their status and consider it…

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Private Equity Administrators, empowered by LEAN (thank you Toyota), are revolutionising private equity operations

Assessing the need to access a limited pool of highly engaged and technically astute private equity professionals, Private Equity Administrators (PEA) is leading its teams with a culture of continuous improvement to transform its entire private equity value stream. Here are our top 10 tips to LEAN. 1. A little knowledge goes a long way…

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Meeting commercial objectives and investor demands with two AIFMD regime choices in Guernsey – Private Equity Administrators & Guernsey Finance

For cross border fund distribution into both EU and non-EU counties, there is a Dual Regulatory Regime in Guernsey for those that ‘do’ and those that ‘do not’ need to comply with the AIFMD. Guernsey Finance has issued a clear and comprehensive flyer on the AIFMD Dual Regime in Guernsey, which we encourage all our…

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Private Equity Administrators launches our new company website and brand

Today, we couldn’t be more excited to see our new site and brand released in to the wild. The team have been working hard on delivering a simple, yet informative site, which is easy to navigate and can expand at leisure with all the interesting and topical information on the private equity, real estate and…

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Private Equity Administrators offers depositary services

Knowing how important the provision of depositary services will be to our clients in the coming year, we are pleased to announce that Private Equity Administrators has been authorised by the Danish FSA (Finanstilsynet) to act as a professional depositary in Denmark. Initially available through Denmark, our framework of procedural controls will be adopted in Guernsey…

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