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54 Acquisition International - Issue 2 2018 Host Capital Limited is an independent Authorised Corporate Director (ACD), authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) which draws on its vast experience within the fund management space to offer clients a range of innovative fund hosting and product development services. We caught up with Geoff Brooks, Executive Director and Head of Strategy and Wealth Management, to learn more about the company, which was named Most Outstanding Specialist Fund Management Consultancy in our 2017 Global Excellence Awards. ounded in 2004, Host Capital provides independent fund hosting services, as well as offering a range of other complimentary services including digital wealth and multi asset fund solutions. Overseeing assets in excess of £1.6bn, the firm’s team of 25 experienced and committed individuals work hard to provide excellence for their clients. Geoff explores the firm’s service offering in more detail. “At Host Capital, we tailor our experienced ACD service to our clients’ needs, providing fund management companies with a higher and more detailed level of service which many of the larger ACDs cannot meet. We work with quality suppliers in fund accounting, fund administration, transfer agency, marketing and distribution of funds. Our aim at Host Capital is to offer investment products managed and operated by some of the most talented names from the world of investment management. “Through the careful selection of our product partners, we host, deliver and launch specifically designed investment funds such as UCITS, NURS, QIS and PAIFs, to meet the needs of sophisticated investors, institutions and private clients advised by an authorised financial advisor.” Alongside its core services, Host Capital has developed a fully independent, standalone alternative Company: Host Capital Limited Contact: Geoff Brooks Address: 73 New Bond Street, London, W1S 1RS, UK Phone: 0207 290 9493 Website: AWholeHost of Experience inFund Management F 1801AI29 fund AIFM service which will allow fund managers to concentrate on managing the investment portfolio and also maintain their existing relationships with their banks, fund administrators and other service providers. The firm’s dedicated team specialises in regulatory oversight and compliance; risk management; operational and accounting oversight; investment management oversight; and product development. The firm is already an Independent Authorised Corporate Director for both vanilla and specialist UK authorised funds. This provides Host Capital with invaluable expertise to develop an independent AIFM service designed for alternative investment managers and funds. Additionally, Host Capital can provide Delegated AIFM Risk Management Services to both investment managers and funds that intend to become the AIFM. The model allows the AIFM to delegate the risk management function to Host Capital which allows the AIFM to demonstrate that the risk management function is hierarchically and functionally separate from the portfolio management function. This is a key requirement of the AIFMD and MIFID II regulations. This also allows funds and managers access to our sophisticated risk management infrastructure and systems that have been developed over many years through the firm’s existing independent UK authorised ACD service. Overall, Geoff is proud of the range of services that Host Capital can provide, and in his concluding comments he explores how the company’s vast array of solutions ensure excellence for its valued clients, and will ensure that the firm remains successful as it looks towards a bright future. “With extensive experience in financial product development operations and oversight we are “The firm’s dedicated team specialises in regulatory oversight and compliance; risk management; operational and accounting oversight; investment management oversight; and product development.”