A 3-day highly practical course which provides a working knowledge of how unit trusts, mutual funds, pensions funds and hedge funds are constructed, invested, managed and administered.
Featuring practical in-depth coverage of:
All types of assets – including alternative, illiquid and volatile assets
Comparative fund types, structures, and legal aspects
Understanding benchmarks, mandates, investment objectives and constraints
Pricing and valuation
Reporting & compliance – valuation, reconciliation and settlement
Registrar and transfer agency services
International client services
Client reporting: customised reporting, multi-currency/instrument reporting, and tax reporting
- Compliance, tax and anti-money laundering issues
The course is designed to equip delegates with a clear understanding of how and why funds are established, the nature and impact of investment decisions, pricing and valuation, related activities such as portfolio balancing and performance measurement and how these processes affect operational, compliance, reporting, and other administration procedures.
The course covers a wide range of fund types, their characteristics, operation and administration features, including: mutual funds and unit trusts, pension fund, hedge funds and FOFs, real estate funds, venture capital funds, money market funds.
The course also provides delegates with an enhanced market knowledge not only of traditional investment products such as bonds, equities and money market products, but also of more complex products such as derivatives, CDOs, structured products, exchange traded funds, real estate, private equity, commodities and any related structures such as SPVs, SIVs etc.
By the end of the course, delegates will have greater confidence in controlling fund administration procedure, accurate pricing, valuation and best execution skills, greater assurance of the correct legal and compliance procedures, and confidence in liaising with fund managers, investors, sponsors, fund services providers, custodians, and regulators.