Category: Mandates

Monochrome, an Australia-based ETF manager, has launched the country’s first directly held Bitcoin ETF. Vasco Trustees Limited is the Responsible Entity (trustee) of the fund and has engaged State Street as cash custodian and administrator for the ETF. Vasco has also appointed Gemini Trust Company, LLC as the fund’s Bitcoin custodian.

Vistra, the Asia-based provider of business services, has appointed Fenergo, the provider of digital solutions for KYC, transaction monitoring and CLM, to deliver frictionless global onboarding. Vistra’s global incorporations team is collaborating with Fenergo to deploy its SaaS-based CLM product to digitally transform processes for global entity onboarding, KYC and ongoing due diligence.

State Street has been appointed as custodian and administrator for the >AUD30bn (USD20bn) in funds invested for members of Brighter Super, an Australian super. State Street will provide services to Brighter Super’s >130 portfolios across multiple asset classes including equities, fixed income, private assets and derivatives. Under the new mandate, State Street will provide Brighter…

Berenberg, one of Europe’s oldest privately owned banks, has appointed BNP Paribas to provide depositary bank, transfer agency, listed derivatives clearing, and OTC derivatives services in Germany and Luxembourg. This new mandate expands Berenberg’s long-term partnership with BNP Paribas, which already includes local clearing, settlement, and custody services across multiple markets. The mandate covers Berenberg’s…

The New Zealand Superannuation Fund has expanded its relationship with Northern Trust to include data services through its data warehouse solutions offering. Northern Trust has provided the NZ Super Fund with global custody and compliance monitoring services since 2007 and securities lending services from 2019. Northern Trust Asset Management has provided investment management services to…

DTOS Ltd, a corporate service provider within the Mauritius International Financial Centre, has selected the PAXUS fund administration system for its third-party accounting operations. DTOS has opted for a full SaaS PAXUS-CLOUD deployment model. PAXUS is provided by PFS, a subsidiary of Apex.

Aztec Group has been appointed as fund administration provider to Corten Real Estate, a U.S.-based real estate investment manager. Aztec is providing Corten with fund administration, financial reporting and investor relations services from its Philadelphia office. Corten focuses on providing solutions and strategic capital to stakeholders across real estate sectors in the U.S.

Apex Group has been appointed by Awqaf Investment, the investment arm of the General Authority for Awqaf in Saudi Arabia, as its new strategic partner. Awqaf provides investment services to the non-profit sector. Apex Group will be providing fund accounting, transfer agency, and middle & back office outsourcing. In 2023 State Street completed implementation of…

BNP Paribas has been mandated by Flossbach von Storch, one of Europe’s leading independent asset managers with >EUR 70bn (USD76bn) AuM, to provide services including global custody, fund accounting, and transfer agency for its UCITS funds in Germany and Luxembourg, covering >EUR 50bn (USD54bn) in assets.