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Depositary Services

Ensure the effective protection, monitoring and oversight of your fund’s assets by leveraging our AIFMD depositary services.

Effective protection, monitoring & oversight of your fund’s assets

If you are an alternative investment fund manager operating under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), you will need to appoint a depositary to safekeep the fund’s assets, perform oversight duties and monitor the fund’s cash flow. The depositary is responsible to act solely in the interest of the investor.

Ocorian are licensed to provide depositary services to both  private alternative investment and listed funds (AIFS) in regulated jurisdictions including Luxembourg, Ireland and the UK.

We act in the interest of the investor to safekeep the assets of the AIF, we are fully independent of the fund administrator. However, our depositary solutions run seamlessly alongside the fund administrator requirements to remove the necessity for multiple providers.

Our fund technology platform and specialist alternative investment expertise ensures we deliver timely, accurate and robust reporting solutions.

Our depositary team can help you

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  • Safeguard your assets

    Our team will safekeep the fund’s assets, perform oversight duties and monitor the fund’s cash flow to ensure your assets are protected.

  • Maximise your strategy’s success

    Our senior management professionals have a deep understanding of alternative investment strategies. Our clients are supported through a collaborative approach to ensure they are in safe hands.

  • Remain compliant

    Our knowledge of UK, EU and global regulations ensure you remain fully compliant with applicable regulations such as AIFMD.

  • Implement a strong governance culture

    Our strong quality control and assurance processes, defined ownership and accountability models enable better strategic execution and decision making. 

Why Ocorian for depositary services?

  • Expertise in alternative investment funds

    We have a deep understanding of the needs of alternative investment fund managers and have a strong track record in supporting funds to fulfil private equity, venture capital, renewables & infrastructure, real estate, private debt, and funds of funds strategies.

    Expertise in alternative investment funds
  • Dedicated client contacts

    We provide a dedicated client contact in your location to ensure strong communication with us.

    Dedicated client contacts
  • At the forefront of fund technology

    We use the most up-to-date iteration of eFront funds technology to deliver a seamless client experience.

    At the forefront of fund technology

Depositary services

We will conduct risk assessments and review constitutional documents to identify all limits and restrictions.

We will ensure all funds are managed appropriately and ensure the timely settlement of transactions.

We will verify and register the ownership of non-custodial assets and provide an up-to-date inventory at any time.

We will ensure transactions are carried out in line with the law and constitutional documents.

We will ensure the value of interests in the AIF are calculated in accordance with law and constitutional documents and reviewed on a regular basis.

We will ensure procedures comply with applicable laws and regulations.

We will provide quarterly reporting to the AIFM on our depositary duties.

What you say

What you say

  • “We know we are in great hands with the Ocorian depositary team. They are excellent, proactive and we take comfort in the fact they are looking out for our funds.”

    Private fund manager

  • "We have been working with Ocorian depositary since 2019 and have a built a strong working relationship with them. The team are pro-active, highly detail oriented, organized, and professional to work with. Their systems integrate well with our own, and provide for effective oversight of the Funds they oversee. They have also been exceptionally helpful in making sure we understand the implications of, and comply with, the rules and regulations of AIFMD. We have confidence we are in good hands with the Ocorian Depositary team."

    US Fund Manager

  • "The Ocorian Depositary team are very responsive and provide us with a high level of reassurance that the funds are operating in a compliant manner. They are happy to arrange calls to explain any queries they may have, which ensures that matters can be expediently resolved. It is nice to have a service provider who is open to talking to us and has actively built a relationship with us."

    Manager of Listed and Private Funds

  • "We have been working with Ocorian for some years now, and have always found them proactive, responsive and a pleasure to work with. Our investment approvals are required ex-ante, and Ocorian provide their feedback within the timeframe, and are always willing to go the extra mile when up against tight deadlines. The quarterly reports they provide to our Boards are comprehensive and easy to follow. We look forward to working with them for years to come."

    Manager of Listed VCT’s and Private Funds

  • "We have been working with Ocorian depositary since 2015 and have a good working relationship with them. The team are proactive, organised and professional to work with. They are our depositary provider of choice, and we look forward to working with them in the future."

    Manager of Private Funds and Listed REIT’s

Let’s talk

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