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Introductory Course for Fund Administrators

Course Aim

This workshop will introduce the fund investment world to entrants new to the function of investment administration. No prior knowledge is assumed and all terms will be explained.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, delegates will have a greater understanding of:

  • The role and responsibilities of fund administration
  • Communication with the various stakeholders – investment managers, fund sponsors, custodians, selling agents and investors
  • The valuation and pricing of investment funds
  • Fund administration processes
  • The key compliance and regulatory organisations
  • How efficient fund administration increases customer satisfaction
  • The latest developments in managing and controlling fund administration processes

Course Outline

  • Understanding investments – definitions, diversification and asset classes
  • Investment institutions – role of front, middle and back office
  • Understanding investment funds and how they help investors achieve investment objectives
  • The structure of funds – legal and asset structures and types of funds
  • An overview of the role of fund administration
  • Roles and responsibilities of key players in fund management and administration
  • Practical aspects of fund administration
  • Transaction processing
  • Verification, matching and settlement
  • Reconciliations
  • Valuation and pricing of investment funds
  • Record keeping, reports and disclosures
  • Preparation of annual reports
  • Compliance and regulation

 

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