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Depositary services

Under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), IQ-EQ is authorised to act as an independent depositary for UK and EU alternative investment fund managers (AIFMs) with funds domiciled in the UK, Luxembourg or the Netherlands.

Our offering in the Netherlands extends to liquid and open-ended fund structures with a limited holding of financial instruments and plain vanilla investment strategies.

We can also provide ‘depositary lite’ services to non-EU AIFMs and AIFs.

We provide our depositary services either as part of a wider suite of fund administration services, or on a standalone basis where we interface with our clients’ in-house fund administration team or existing service provider. Our depositaries are separate entities, segregated from our fund administration and AIFM ManCo services within the Group.

For non-EU AIFMs marketing their funds in Germany and/or Denmark, we offer depositary-lite services (primarily from our UK office) – a requirement when marketing under the national private placement regimes (NPPRs) of those EU member states.

Servicing options

  1. Full-scope depositary services, encompassing all of the following:
    • Cash monitoring
    • Oversight responsibilities
    • Safekeeping and asset verification
  1. AIFMD Annex IV reporting via AIFM (UK and Luxembourg)
  2. Physical safekeeping (UK only)
  3. Depositary-lite services, encompassing one or more of the following:
    • Cash monitoring
    • Oversight responsibilities
    • Safekeeping and asset verification
Working with IQ-EQ has been seamless – you and your team understand our business, advise us appropriately, and handle your side of our collective partnership so that we can focus on making good investment decisions. Evan Gibson SVP, Merchants Capital

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