Case Studies

Multi-Family Office: TFO Phoenix

As with many firms, TFO Phoenix was using spreadsheets to manage partnership accounting. While this essentially accomplished what the firm needed, the process of rolling over the database, comparing data points and building a new spreadsheet each year was time consuming and increased the chance of input error.

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Institutional Trustee and Custodian: Benefit Trust Company

Benefit Trust sought a robust, scalable, cost-effective replacement for a legacy accounting system that had been used for the daily pricing of pooled investment vehicles, including fund-of-fund portfolios, separately managed accounts, employer stock funds, collective investment trusts and portfolios having master feeder structures.

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Single Family Office: The Lupton Company

With its large number of family entities and ownership structures, Lupton needed a flexible accounting and reporting solution that would support the office’s complex environment. Specifically, they wanted a system that could integrate private equity, real estate, performance metrics and marketable securities on a single platform.

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Fund Administration: Theorem Fund Services

Theorem wanted to expand its fund administration platform to include multiple services for which fund administrators provide the data yet do not benefit from the revenue. To capture these lost revenue streams, they needed software capable of soup-to-nuts support for portfolio accounting, fund accounting, investor reporting and other financial reporting in one integrated system.

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Hedge Fund: New York-Based Hedge Fund

A New York City-based hedge fund actively trading through multiple brokers and utilizing shareholder allocations along with master-feeder structures, was looking for a cost-effective, integrated shareholder accounting and general ledger system to shadow their fund administrator’s work on a daily basis.

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Private Equity: Singapore-based private equity firm

A leading Singapore-based private equity firm that invests in financial services and technology sectors across Asia was tired of paying hefty fees to large fund administrators. The firm decided to manage fund administration in-house and set out to find a software solution to support its goal.

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Fund Administration: Fund Associates

To help emerging managers set up and launch their funds efficiently and quickly train fund accountants, Fund Associates needed an easy-to-use software solution for partnership and portfolio accounting.

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Multi-Family Office: PKF O’Connor Davies

When PKF O’Connor Davies decided to launch a fund administration business in 2007 to complement its audit and tax services, the company set out to find affordable partnership and portfolio accounting software that could handle the intricacies of tax and investment cost accounting.

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Fund Administration: Beacon Fund Services

By 2008, Beacon was managing numerous funds and growing steadily. The company realized that disparate accounting systems and spreadsheets could not effectively support the complex requirements and processes of its expanding fund administration business.

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Asset Manager: MBG Capital

A strong proponent of technology and disciplined accounting, MBG Capital’s CEO, Michael Garcia, was intent on implementing a back-office accounting system that could support the firm’s sophisticated products. A preliminary search led to FundCount, whose integrated partnership and portfolio accounting software appeared to be an excellent fit.

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