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UBS launches Depositary Lite platform

First Published 5th March 2014

UBS Fund Services 'depositary lite' platform to help meet AIFMD requirements.

New York, London, Hong Kong, Zürich - UBS Fund Services has launched its 'Depositary Lite' platform to help managers of offshore funds meet the requirements of the Alternative Investment Funds Directive (AIFMD).

UBS will conduct the cash flow monitoring, safekeeping and general oversight requirements as required by the Directive which will be a change to the existing framework for offshore funds. This new service is one of many new product offerings that UBS Fund Services will bring to market in 2014 to further support managers target European capital.

David Rochford, head of Regulatory Product Development at UBS Fund Services says: "We offer the full range of depositary lite services to meet clients' Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) requirements or preferred service model. Our platform can be deployed as part of a split service model working alongside other providers, or as a one-stop shop solution." He added: "Together with our team of dedicated specialists, we are able to guide clients through the on-boarding process, making delivery of the depositary lite framework as seamless as possible."