A wave of new products and regulatory changes in recent years has impacted fund and investment structures meaning that, now more than ever, managers need independent fund administration support with strong and robust corporate governance.
Ocorian has provided a safe pair of hands for asset managers and institutional investors for over three decades. Our core focus as an independent service provider is the delivery of best-in-class fiduciary, administration and accounting services; freeing our clients to focus on the underlying assets and investors.
With teams in key international jurisdictions, including chartered accountants, lawyers and qualified professional administrators, our expertise encompasses the full range of investment structures (both private, open-ended, closed and listed) specialising in alternative asset classes across real estate, private equity, venture capital, infrastructure, debt and depositary services.
Our clients range from boutique managers to established industry-recognised names and institutional investors. We work from key financial centres across the world, including London, Jersey, Dublin, Singapore, Cayman, Luxembourg and Mauritius.
We have extensive knowledge and hands-on transactional experience working with leading fund managers from all over the world. Critically, our director-led teams understand that no two clients are alike and so offer a tailor-made service to meet the individual needs of our clients. We draw upon the latest industry technology to allow our fund administrators to initiate tasks through system generated workflows and provide a robust administration and accounting solution.
Selecting the right fund administrator is a key decision. Ensuring their credentials measure up is vital: everything from their technology, governance and processes, to their expertise, experience and track record with clients.
Ocorian offers these credentials. With our strategic support, you can focus on looking after your investors and the assets under management, while we get on with the job in hand to ensure the structure is maintained in good standing – wherever it is in its lifecycle.
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The Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg has introduced a Beneficial Owners Register, the Registre des Beneficiaires Effectifs ("RBE").
Despite lobbying from the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA) amongst others, HMT have recently confirmed that no concessions will be granted to general partner (GP) vehicles in respect of the legislative amendments to UK corporati...
In a bid to attract further US investment and enhance Jersey's pan-Atlantic relationship with the US, Jersey's new Limited Liability Company (LLC) Law will enable investors to establish LLCs on the Island for the first time.
On 7th November 2018 the UK Government published the UK Finance (No 3) Bill (the "Bill") which contained details of the upcoming changes to the charging of Capital Gains Tax ("CGT") to Non-UK-Residents upon the disposal of either directly held UK Real Estat...
In a bid to engineer a more attractive investment environment, the UAE Cabinet has approved a long-term visa system for a range of disciplines including investors and entrepreneurs and has provided the criteria that need to be met for in order to qualify.
African Agri Investment Indaba is the global meeting place for agricultural investment in Africa, bringing together key stakeholders to share views and insights on what is most likely to shape the trends in food and agribusiness on the continent.
After nearly 15 years as CEO of Ocorian (formerly Bedell Trust), Nick Cawley will stand down from his position on 31 December 2018. He will be succeeded by Stuart Layzell, who is currently Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer.
In October 2017, Mauritius, together with 52 worldwide jurisdictions, underwent a peer review assessment from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)'s Forum on Harmful Tax Practices.
In a further expansion of its Middle East offering, Ocorian is now licensed in the Abu Dhabi General Market (ADGM) to deliver a full suite of corporate services, management consultancy, accounting and tax consultancy services.
It is now increasingly easier and affordable to own real estate within the Emirate of Dubai...
The Decree Law no.19 of 2018 (or FDI Law) will change the business landscape within the UAE, catalysing Foreign Direct Ownership (FDI) within the country.
Following the release of World Bank's Doing Business Report 2019, both Mauritius and the UAE have risen to 20th and 11th respectively in the 'Ease of doing business' global rankings.
As a renewed 'scramble for Africa' sees foreign investment pouring into the continent from governments and businesses across the world, Mauritius' role as an International Finance Centre is becoming integral for entities wishing to invest in the continent.
As a result of it being a federal requirement to have at least 51% of the shares of a company held by a UAE national, free zones were established in order to attract foreign businesses to the region wishing to have full control of their business.
In an effort to decrease their dependence on developed countries, numerous African nations are employing a strategy of 'Import Substitution Industrialisation' (ISI) to increase their self-sufficiency in the manufacturing industry and stimulate domestic prod...
The conference will focus on substance, delegation and governance requirements in Luxembourg in light of the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Finance (CSSF) circular 18/698 and the continuing uncertainty surrounding Brexit.
As trade tensions and security issues continue to stunt corporate growth within the developed world, increasing amounts of foreign investors are looking towards the UAE as a destination in which to conduct business.
Those with Cayman domiciled investment vehicles need to act now to ensure they are compliant with recent changes to the Cayman Islands' Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Regime.
Ocorian's John Félicité will attend EMPEA's 'Sustainable Investing in Emerging Markets' and the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA)'s 'Venture Capital in Africa' summits from 23-24th October in London.
As the UK government and business leaders continue to face uncertainty over Brexit and pursue a 'Global Britain' vision, Africa is finding increased favour as a destination for UK investment.
We are delighted to announce that Ocorian's Alternative Investments team won the 'Best Fund Services Provider' accolade at Investment Week's Fund Services Awards 2018.
Following its acquisition of African and Middle East business services provider ABAX in April 2018, Ocorian launches a new package of services tailored specifically for those wishing to invest and operate into or out of the burgeoning AMEA region.
Mr De Klerk referred to Africa as the 'awakening giant', expressing the need for sound, capable governance on the continent.
The event will focus on 'The future of tax: What is next?', exploring how the international business landscape has been shaped by the tax changes...
The events will look at Luxembourg solutions for raising capital in Europe and wider markets.
The meet is a leading European B2B platform and the biggest B2B trade fair in Europe, offering an ideal setting for efficient networking with professionals across the breadth of the supply chain.
As the UK Government continues to grapple with the EU over a suitable deal for both parties, Ocorian's Richard Hansford explores how the asset management industry is dealing with being in Brexit limbo.
In its 17th year, Capital Creation is a leading post-summer private equity forum with an unparalleled reputation among the senior European Private Equity players.
Following Trump's H.R.1. legislation, which is considered to be the most significant overhaul of the US tax system in the past 30 years, Delaware faces stiff competition from the Cayman Islands as the primary domicile of choice for closed-ended investment f...
As we begin another financial year, we are pleased to announce the promotion of 49 staff worldwide; ten to Director level positions.
Ocorian's team of Sally Gilding, Chris Wilson and Alan Ross will attend Wednesday's UK Islamic Finance Week main event at Mansion House, London.
Ocorian's Alternative Investments team have been chosen as finalists in the 'Best Fund Service Provider' and 'Best Fund Services Solution' categories of Investment Week's Fund Services Awards 2018.
Real estate investment comes with inherent risks, and any director who sits on a board that owns or runs an asset must be aware of these risks or face the consequences.
Ocorian's Director in Real Estate Nick Terry, evaluates HMRC's official response to consultations with industry bodies regarding taxing Capital Gains made by non-UK resident investors in UK Real Estate.
In the pursuit of operational excellence, an increasing number of investors and asset managers are engaging with specialist third parties to install oversight and control of their fund administration and accounting tasks. Ocorian's Richard Hansford explores...
A qualified chartered surveyor with almost 20 years’ experience in the industry, Ocorian Client Director for Real Estate Nick Terry looks at the reasons why some choose to invest in real estate.
Amid a restless regulatory environment, Ocorian's Richard Hansford attended the CFO Forum in Lisbon this month to gauge how the role of the CFO is evolving and how outsourcing can ease their increasing burden.
US private equity and real estate fund managers can now access a full range of specialist European and African fund structures and SPC investment vehicles with the appointment of investment specialist, Nicolas van Heule, as Director of North America operati...
Ocorian's Nick Terry is attending this year's JIBS Real Estate conference.
In selecting a fund administrator, two key factors dominate above all else: reputation and relevant expertise.
How do fund managers choose the jurisdiction for their funds and investment structures? And why does Luxembourg remain so popular?
In our recent study, 1 in 4 fund managers highlighted an increased need to outsource fund administration to focus on core competences.
Cultural awareness is recommended whenever you’re doing business outside of your home country - even small things can make a big difference to your relationships - but when it comes to the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, knowing the culture is essential if y...
According to our research, 70% of fund managers believe that smart technology will play an increasingly significant role in all areas of fund management and administration.
Three of Ocorian's senior directors will be attending the 14th edition of the ALFI London Conference from 2-3 May 2018.
Increased regulatory pressure coupled with political uncertainty in the form of Brexit is prompting a review of operations and an uplift in jurisdictional shift.
Ocorian Abax is proudly sponsoring the AFSIC Investing in Africa conference in London on 2-4 May, where three of our Directors are attending.
In our new briefing paper, ‘The future of Private Equity and Real Estate funds administration' we review the current challenges and opportunities facing the administration of PE and RE funds and look ahead to future developments.
Ocorian's Alternative Investment team review the current trends in Private Equity and Real Estate Fund Administration.
With the timing of the Transitional deal agreed, Richard Hansford, Ocorian’s Director for Alternative Investments, says the UK funds market is still open for business.
The ever-present Brexit juggernaut continues to roll on. Richard Hansford, Ocorian’s Director for Alternative Investments, ponders the impact of the transitional period on the private equity and real estate markets.
Ocorian has completed its acquisition of ABAX Corporate Services, extending its service range and capability across Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Reflecting on last week’s successful MIPIM conference in Cannes, Ocorian’s Global Head of Alternative Investments - Simon Burgess - shares his insights and highlights.
Acquisition extends Ocorian’s international reach across Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Regulators in Luxembourg and Mauritius approve acquisition
Following last week’s Budget announcement, institutional investors in UK real estate could now face a capital gains tax levy on the disposal of all types of property – not just domestic.
Ocorian delighted to announce the recent appointment of a new Director to their Business Development team.
Ocorian's Alan Ross is attending this year's ALFI Private Equity and Real Estate Conference, in Luxembourg from 21st-22nd November.
Ocorian is pleased to announce the recent appointment of a new Director to their Business Development team.
Ocorian is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase independent affiliates Intruad Management Services, Amsterdam and Intruma Corporate Services, Luxembourg, corporate service providers of company incorporation, manage...
Ocorian's Alternative Investments team has taken top prize at Investment Week's Fund Services Awards winning Best Specialist Fund Service Solution.
Ocorian's Tim Trott is attending the crucial private equity and venture capital event in London, on 12th October.
Ocorian’s expert team, Richard Hansford and Nick Terry will be attending EXPO Real, Europe’s largest real estate and investment trade fair, in Munich from 4 to 6 October.
Appointment reflects company’s ongoing success and ambitious international growth plans.
Philip Bolton, Executive Director at Ocorian, will present his thoughts on the future for fund management post Brexit at Capital Creation 2017 in Monaco on Thursday 14 September.
Ocorian, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase MAS International (“MAS”), an independent fund administration and corporate services provider.
Ocorian is delighted to announce the recent appointment of a new Director to their Client Reporting team.
Ocorian is pleased to announce the recent appointment of a new Director to their Marketing team.
Reliable fund administration is key to a successful investment platform. The growth in private equity, real estate and infrastructure investment managers opting to outsource their back-office fund administration continues to gather pace.
As David Davis starts UK Brexit negotiations in Brussels this week with a "positive and constructive" state of mind, despite the General Election result, ESMA continues to push back, turning its attention to the topic of "Substance".
Ocorian is pleased to be sponsoring The Private Equity Europe Forum, Markets Group’s flagship private equity conference in Europe.
Ocorian is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Craig Churcher as Research and CRM Manager. Craig has been appointed as a key new member of Ocorian's marketing team and will be specifically facilitating the implementation of a leading CRM system [o...
Simon Burgess, Managing Director of Funds and Real Estate at Ocorian joins a panel of industry experts to discuss the impact of Brexit and other European regulatory issues likely to influence the real estate sector.
Simon Burgess, Managing Director of Funds at Ocorian sits down with real estate peers to discuss the impact of Brexit and other European regulatory issues to the real estate financial sector.
We are once again attending MIPIM 2017, taking place in Cannes from 14 - 17 March 2017.
Ocorian is a leading provider of independent corporate administration services to private and institutional clients internationally and has a growing operational presence across many of the key financial centres.
Ocorian is an award winning and independent provider of private equity and real estate administration services and we will be attending the ALFI European Alternative Investment Funds Conference, which take place at the European Convention Center in Luxembou...
Bedell Trust is once again one of the sponsors at the STEP Asia Conference which returns to Hong Kong for 2016 and takes place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel from 1 - 2 November, 2016.
Bedell Fund Services is an award winning and independent provider of private equity and venture capital administration services and we will be attending the BVCA Summit 2016 in London on 6 October 2016.
Bedell Fund Services is an award winning and independent provider of real estate fund and corporate administration services and we will once again be attending EXPO Real in Munich from 4 - 6 October 2016.
Ocorian (formerly Bedell Trust) has been named 'Trust Company of the Year' at the annual STEP 2016/2017 awards ceremony.
Bedell Trust, the leading award-winning provider of corporate, fund and fiduciary services, is pleased to confirm that the management buyout ("MBO") announced earlier in April 2016 has successfully received all regulatory approvals and completed on Monday 1...
With the constant onslaught of compliance requirements and regulation from various local, national and international bodies and governments all over the world, the theme of substance remains a key topic of discussion in the alternative investment industry.
Many regulatory bodies and industry associations have highlighted, and continue to highlight the importance of cyber security. From the SEC in the US to the BVCA in the UK, the threat posed by cyber risks are real and can have a significant impact on compan...
Bedell Trust has been shortlisted in the ‘Trust Company of the Year’ category in the prestigious STEP Private Client Awards 2016/17.
Bedell Trust previously issued a briefing in October 2015 ("first update") to all its clients and intermediaries regarding the status of CRS for such clients and structures usually administered by Bedell Trust Company in Jersey.
Ocorian has been named ‘Trust Company of the Year’ in the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards 2016. The award follows both a period of significant expansion by Ocorian and its recent announcement of a management buyout designed to further accelerate its growth p...
Bedell Trust, the leading award-winning provider of corporate and fiduciary services has announced today a management buyout (MBO) of its business for an undisclosed sum.
Bedell Trust has been shortlisted in four categories in the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards, 2016, the only Jersey based organisation to have secured so many nominations.
Bedell Trust has been shortlisted in four categories in the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards, 2016, the only Jersey based organisation to have secured so many nominations.
It is safe to say that the competition for capital in the real estate and private equity industry is as competitive as it has ever been. With an ever-growing list of funds on the road seeking new capital; performance opens the door, but to win capital from ...
Bedell Trust has strengthened its presence in European markets by opening an office in Luxembourg to provide corporate, private equity/real estate and private wealth administration services.
Over the last number of years, in particular since the global financial crisis, the role of the CFO at real estate and private equity asset management firms has evolved. The CFO's of today are not only responsible for tactically handling the day-to-day issu...
Nick Cawley, partner and chief executive officer at Bedell Trust, has again been included in the list of top 50 most influential private client professionals.
The development of the Real Estate and Private Equity industry in recent years, coupled with an ever-evolving regulatory landscape and an investor base typically spanning multiple jurisdictions, has resulted in many firms adopting a more complex investment ...
The CRS initiative follows on the heels of US FATCA and, for Crown Dependencies, such as Jersey and Guernsey, UK FATCA. Although UK FATCA will be in force for exchanging information in 2016 for the Crown Dependencies it is anticipated that it will subseque...
Four of Bedell Trust’s fund and wealth management professionals have been recognised for their academic achievements at the recent Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) awards evening.
Bedell Trust is once again one of the sponsors at the STEP Asia Conference which returns to Singapore for 2015 and takes place at the Marina Bay Sands from 11 - 12 November, 2015.
Bedell Trust and Singapore Trust Company are delighted to announce the recruitment of Robert Ayliffe as Bedell Trust, Managing Director Asia, with effect from 1st November 2015.
Bedell Trust has strengthened its private wealth management team and made nearly 20 promotions across the business including directors, senior managers and trust officers.
Bedell Trust has expanded its international presence through the acquisition of a majority stake in Singapore Trust Company Pte Ltd (STC), a well established fiduciary and corporate services business in Singapore.
Bedell has been awarded the Gold accreditation as part of the STEP Employer Training Scheme, one of two recent awards the firm has received for its commitment to nurturing skills and training within its organisation.
Bedell and two of its partners have been shortlisted in the WealthBriefing European Awards 2015.
Bedell Trust has once again been included in the coveted list of "Most Admired UK Companies" in the private wealth sector.
Nick Cawley, partner and chief executive officer at Bedell Trust, has been named among the top 50 most influential private client professionals for the fourth consecutive time.
Bedell Fund Services named Best Fund Administration Team of the Year 2014
Bedell Trust is once again one of the sponsors at the STEP Asia Conference which returns to Hong Kong for 2014 and takes place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel from 8 - 9 October 2014.
Bedell Fund Services are once again an exhibitor sponsor at the BVCA Summit 2014 which takes place at The Landmark Hotel, 222 Marylebone Road, London on Thursday 9 October 2014.
Bedell Fund Services has been shortlisted for the Fund Advisory - Administration Award. This recognises excellence within the UK private equity market and we therefore call for your support by voting for us here.
Bedell Trust Depositary Services have been shortlisted in the forthcoming Investment Week Fund Services Awards 2014 for "Best Fund Service Solution", with the award ceremony taking place in London on 23rd September 2014.
Bedell Fund Services have been shortlisted in the forthcoming Investment Week Fund Services Awards 2014 for "Best Fund Service Provider" and "Best Fund Administration Team", with the award ceremony taking place in London on 23rd September 2014.
Bedell Trust has received regulatory approval and a variation of permission from the Financial Conduct Authority to provide depositary services to UK Alternative Investment Funds ("AIFs") as well as "depositary-lite" services to non-EEA AIFs from its London...
Bedell has received regulatory approval from the Jersey Financial Services Commission (the "JFSC") to provide depositary services from its Jersey office to all JFSC regulatory categories of investment funds, provided that the particular fund is either a clo...
Philip Bolton, a director of Bedell Fund Services, will be speaking on a panel session at the AltAssets conference on the 3rd and 4th June in London.
Alternative Investment Fund Managers ("AIFMs") relying on the one year transitional provisions under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive ("AIFMD") have been encouraged by the Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") to submit their applications to...
Bedell Trust has been included in the coveted list of ‘Most Admired UK Companies’ for the fourth consecutive year.