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Build-your-own-Fund Service

Build-your-own-Fund Service
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Coppin Collings also leverages off its cost-competitive, global fund services capabilities by offering fund solutions to third party managers. Our operations are certified to meet the highest standards of institutional clients worldwide.

When asset managers choose to outsource, they must find a way to preserve the proprietary elements of their operations that provide competitive advantages. Appreciation of the nuances of the systems and operational needs that differ between managers has become increasingly important – a standardised approach to outsourcing no longer applies. This bespoke outsourcing solution has become an integral part of the Coppin Collings offering.

Traditional fund services and solutions at Coppin Collings have evolved through first-hand experience, multi-year rationalisation and audit and innovation inspired by our clients’ needs. Our clients need flexibility in every step of what constitutes operational support in its most comprehensive and all encompassing meaning. They also require a service partner who can assist them with meeting the transparency demands from their investors and the increasingly stringent reporting requirements from regulators and fiduciaries.

Outsourcing daily operational processes, information systems, trading and compliance allows investment managers to focus their resources on making sound investment decisions, managing risks and generating alpha.

The package can include office space at a prime location in London, which is an additional resource especially to start-up managers.

Executive summary

Coppin Collings’ BUILD-YOUR-OWN-FUND service is a truly unique, global, financial engineering and structuring service allowing our clients to have maximum flexibility, comfort and full control over their corporate ambitions and assets.

We offer a fully established, completely independent, confidential and discreet FINTECH Straight-Through Processing (STP) asset management business solution, with a full set of licences for traditional, alternative and crypto asset management under three umbrella structures. We provide you with functioning operations, trading, IT, regulatory and compliance support.

Build-your-own fund service

Our clients own their Funds and Brands, and, if your future ambitions include running your own asset management businesses by leveraging off your current seed capital and performance of your Funds, we help incubate your dreams and walk you every step of the way in sharing our first-hand experience. We assist you in building a boutique asset management business whilst surviving competition, and economic cycles. We take away a risk of failure in an expensive, overregulated environment by providing a cost-effective and tested custom-made solution for you.

Advanced Fund Solutions

  1. Structure any Fund (Hedge Fund, Long-only, PE, Real Estate, Infrastructure)
  2. Utilise any of the in-house Umbrellas: Cayman, Delaware, Dublin UCITS
  3. Deploy any Asset Class
  4. Deploy any Fund Strategy
  5. Utilise any Instrument (equity, debt, token)
  6. Fund Domicile – anywhere globally
  7. Provide Relevantly-experienced Investment Team/Personnel
  8. Provide Fund Directors and Advisory Board
  9. Assist with Research and Sourcing of Assets Pipeline
  10. Global Distribution (UHNW, institutional clients, foundations and endowments)

Financial Engineering

  1. Structure any Instrument
  2. Provide Solutions for Traditional and Crypto Funds
  3. FX Fiat and Crypto Currency

Third Party Providers

  1. Money is held with a custodian bank (e.g. SocGen, JP Morgan, UBS or LGT, or any other major recognised custodian bank of our clients’ choice)
  2. Fund Administration (NAV calculation, reconciliation of assets) is undertaken by a major global administrator group.
  3. Audit – company audit is completed by Moore Stephens; Funds audit is by KPMG and PWC.
  4. Legal – LockeLord, KL & Gates and PwC.

We Understand Your Ambition

 We Started

  • Leaving Formal Employment & Starting Own Business

In July 2006, a dedicated emerging markets asset management boutique called HEXAM, was formed as a 50:50 JV between ex-Barings senior fund managers and one of the largest global life companies which provided all non-investment support, whilst the HEXAM fund managers/partners were managing their respective EM funds and developing fund distribution.

We Survived

  • Adversities

We sailed through the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) of 2008 on the back of an outstanding investment performance, the ownership model of our business and institutional approach to investment.

We Succeeded

  • The “Brand” And The “Size” Challenges

In just four years and despite the GFC of 2008 we built a strong institutional brand and grew AUM from $13 million in seed to $2 billion across UCITS, UT, white label and over a dozen of segregated accounts from the world’s largest institutional pension funds, endowments and foundations (USA, Australia, UK and the EU).

We Saw It Coming
We Adapted
We Survived

  • A Rapidly Changing and Increasingly Challenging Environment

The regulatory environment was becoming increasingly complex and demanding, putting pressure on margins of asset management companies and increasing barriers to entry for boutique managers. In 2011 HEXAM completed transitioning of the U$2 billion in client assets across a dozen of segregated institutional mandates, and two commingled vehicles from an in-house model to an outsourced FINTECH STP, model achieving significant cost savings, scalability and technological flexibility. The new infrastructure received highest ratings from independent operational auditors. HEXAM voluntarily adopted a practice of ISAE 3402 operational audit, receiving certification for five years in a row. Our outsourced operational, trading and compliance infrastructure was ranked on par with some of the largest and most reputable asset managers in the industry. That allowed HEXAM to run money for some of the largest global pension funds, endowments and foundations.

We Made A Business Out of It

  • Turning Problems into Solutions

In November 2014, Coppin Collings Ltd a UK-registered and FCA authorised Asset Management Company bought 35% in HEXAM from Standard Life and 33% from individual HEXAM partners, thus becoming majority holder in HEXAM. On the back of a robust, tried and tested operational platform and new outsourcing model that stood the test of scrutiny (multiple ISAE3402 certifications and voluntary compliance audit), existing fund umbrellas (Dublin UCITS, Cayman, Delaware), various regulatory licences (SEC, FCA, AIFMD, SL A) and a multi-year expertise, distribution network and institutional infrastructure, Coppin Collings as majorly partner changed the corporate strategy of HEXAM from an independent institutional in-house asset management business to a multi-boutique third-party FINTECH asset management proposition.

Growing a Future-proof Company

  • Robust Business and Operational Model
  • New Products Offerings
  • New Frontiers

By June 2015 Coppin Collings Ltd developed an offering to provide independent asset managers with a low cost, cloud-based institutional level, comprehensive operational and regulatory support. In June 2016 Coppin Collings Ltd launched its first outsourcing model, third party asset manager under the Coppin Collings Dublin UCITS Umbrella. HEXAM LLP got deregistered and fully backed into Coppin Collings Ltd with a full transfer of ownership, contracts, licences and infrastructure.

In Q3 2018 Coppin Collings is scheduled to transition to a full-scale bilateral platform of fiat and crypto currency offerings, including OEMS and FX proprietary solutions.

In the United Kingdom, Coppin Collings Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (the FCA) as an AIFM firm. The FCA reference number is 616354. Coppin Collings Ltd is registered with US Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC). The SEC reference number is 801-80697. Registered Office | Octagon Point | 5 Cheapside | London | EC2V 6AA