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Overview

Investors and regulators are demanding greater transparency and operational efficiency from hedge fund managers. The Maples Group provides a comprehensive suite of customised, cost-effective solutions, providing hedge fund managers with meaningful, sophisticated and intuitive reporting that allows them to make informed decisions, and investors with timely and accurate reporting.

Fund Accounting

Backed by industry leading systems, the Maples Group maintains accounting records for hedge funds across a wide range of investment strategies and instrument types, and ensures timeliness and precision in the delivery of our NAVs.  Our activities include:

  • Valuing investment positions using independent market data
  • Processing corporate actions and maintaining security masters
  • Reconciling cash, positions and transactions to prime brokers, custodians, managers and other counterparties
  • Independently verifying the existence of private assets
  • Calculating management fees, performance fees, and equalisation adjustments
  • Compiling customised analytical reports
  • Preparing financial statements and assisting in the audit process by providing relevant accounting records and supporting schedules
  • Calculating net asset values

Our approach emphasises partnership with our clients and high touch client service.  This is supported by a dedicated team of qualified accountants, many with prior experience at top tier accounting and consultancy firms, undertakes continuous professional education to ensure they remain up-to-date with the ever changing requirements of financial reporting standards and local statutory obligations.  In addition, we offer a unique technology solution that features SS&C Advent Geneva, an industry leading portfolio accounting system, and award winning proprietary systems for data management and reporting that differentiate us in the industry.

Investor Services

With investors becoming increasingly sophisticated, hedge funds must be prepared to respond to their demands for greater transparency and customised reporting.  In addition, as regulatory regimes around the world evolve, it is critical that hedge funds quickly adapt to relevant legislation within their jurisdictions of domicile.  The Maples Group provides solutions to facilitate smooth communication between hedge fund managers and their investors, and to ensure regulatory compliance.  Our activities include:

  • Performing investor due diligence in accordance with applicable anti-money laundering legislation
  • Processing investor transactions - including subscriptions, redemptions, transfers and distributions
  • Maintaining the register of investors
  • Opening and operating bank accounts to process capital transactions and pay expenses
  • Providing secure, online access to investor reporting including contract notes, statements, notices and other ancillary documents and correspondence
  • Providing timely responses to ad hoc inquiries from investors and their authorised representatives

We seek to provide an exceptional client service experience for both the fund managers with whom we work and their investors.  Supporting this approach is our robust technological infrastructure which allows us to be dynamic in responding to their evolving needs.

Middle & Back Office Services

In a competitive market environment, it is has become more important than ever for fund managers to focus on their core competency of investment decision making.  However, a robust operational infrastructure is also important to a fund’s success.  The Maples Group offers a range of outsourcing capabilities that provide the systems, processes and professional expertise to support hedge fund managers in the maintenance of their books and records and meet the information requirements of investment strategies.  Our services include:

  • Upfront consulting on portfolio structures and operating models, process re-engineering and development of custom reporting and information system solutions
  • Data management, including trade allocations, trade capture, security master maintenance, price data, data enrichment, over-the-counter document review and automated reconciliations
  • Cash and collateral management, including cash reporting and reconciliation, liquidity projections, counterparty exposure, collateral tracking and limit monitoring
  • Maintenance of a manager’s books and records across multiple portfolios

Our systems can aggregate information from both our internally maintained accounting systems and third parties, including custodians, administrators, managers.  This information is distilled into intuitive analytical reports that provide insight into portfolio positions, exposure, risk and performance to support investment decision making and reporting processes.

Locations

Cayman Islands   |   Dubai   |   Dublin   |   Hong Kong   |   Luxembourg   |   Singapore   |   Boston   |   Montreal   |   New York   |   San Francisco
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Announcements

The Maples Group Given Top Tier Rankings by Chambers Global 2019

Chambers has released its 2019 Global guide to the world's leading law firms and the Maples Group has secured top spots for ten practice groups across six locations. The Maples Group continues to achieve high rankings in both the individual lawyer and practice group categories, with 64 lawyers recommended in this edition. 

 

 

15 Feb 2019

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Announcements

Maples Group Expands Cayman Islands Regulatory & Compliance Practice

The Maples Group is pleased to announce the recruitment of Hugo Lodge as a partner in its Regulatory & Compliance legal practice. 

12 Feb 2019

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Announcements

Introducing the Maples Group - A Brand Evolution

With effect from 28 January 2019, Maples and Calder and MaplesFS which comprises Maples Fiduciary and Maples Fund Services, have consolidated their offerings under a single brand, now called the Maples Group, bringing together their internationally recognised offerings. 

28 Jan 2019

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Deals

Maples and Calder Advises on First ADGM Investment Manager Authorisation with the CBI

Maples and Calder's Investment Management group has worked with AD Global Investors Limited ("ADGI") to successfully obtain Central Bank of Ireland ("CBI") authorisation for ADGI to act as an investment manager to Irish authorised Collective Investment Schemes.

21 Jan 2019

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Announcements

Maples Fiduciary Extends Service Offering to Jersey

Maples Fiduciary has announced that it has received a Trust Company Business Licence from the Jersey Financial Services Commission and has established an on-the-ground presence in Jersey.

07 Jan 2019

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Announcements

Maples and Calder Ranked as Top Irish Funds Legal Adviser

Leading international law firm, Maples and Calder ("Maples") has retained its position as the number one legal adviser to Irish-serviced funds for the sixth consecutive year by the Monterey Insight Report 2018.

17 Dec 2018

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AWARDS

Europe: Best Administrator - Reporting Services

HFM European Hedge Fund Services Awards

Best Administrator - Under $30bn Overall

HFM Asia Hedge Fund Services Awards

Best Fund Administrator - Private Equity

MENA Fund Manager Fund Services Awards

Best Administrator - Under $30bn Single Manager

HFM European Hedge Fund Services Awards

Best Overall Administrator

MENA Fund Manager Fund Services Awards

Best Fund Aministrator - Sharia Compliant Funds

MENA Fund Manager Fund Services Awards

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