SFO provides a broad range of value-added services for asset and fund managers. From traditional long only funds to Private Equity, real estate, infrastructure and debt funds, SFO offers unique solutions across the entire value chain.
SFO is the asset servicing provider with the DNA of an investment manager.
Our Solutions By Client Segment
Boutique Asset Managers
AN ASSET SERVICER WITH AN INVESTMENT MANAGER DNA
As a client of SFO's Institutional & Fund Services you benefit from state-of-the-art infrastructure and processes, combined with the breadth and depth of expertise of our asset management business line.
NICHE PLAYER WITH A SCALABLE BACKBONE
SFO's unique asset servicing operating model combines the ability to deliver enhanced tailored solutions whilst providing you with access to industry leading edge services and infrastructure.
THE PARTNER OF CHOICE FOR BOUTIQUE MANAGERS
Your boutique deserves a right sized partner who focuses on supporting you in your development strategy. Client centricity, solution orientation, accessible top management and knowledge sharing are some of the key values we believe in.
EXTENDED OUTSOURCING SERVICES
In order to address the challenges of margin compression and increasingly complex regulation, SFO has developed a fully serviced front to back-office business process outsourcing solution , which enables asset managers to benefit from our Group's asset management infrastructure and expertise.
SINGLE POINT OF ENTRY FOR ALL YOUR SERVICING NEEDS
Your dedicated relationship manager is your single point of contact to our full suite of services, ranging from front office systems and management company solutions to fund administration, depositary and corporate secretarial services.
Private Capital Managers
LONG-STANDING EXPERTISE IN ALL PRIVATE CAPITAL ASSET CLASSES
The SFO group has a proven track-record and expertise in illiquid assets.
CLIENT-CENTRIC OPERATING MODEL
Your dedicated relationship manager is your single point of contact for our full suite of services. He ensures coordination of the various specialist teams, ensuring smooth on-boarding and servicing of your LPs, structured and timely execution of your portfolio transactions as well as high quality and timely financial reporting.
DEDICATED ORGANISATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE, USING LEADING TECHNOLOGY
Your private capital investment vehicles are serviced by teams specialized in illiquid strategies, using dedicated infrastructure, regulatory and operational processes, in a fully integrated business model covering depositary, banking, central administration, AIFM and corporate secretarial services.
BESPOKE LP ONBOARDING AND DIGITAL REPORTING SOLUTIONS
The satisfaction of your investors is based on service quality and is key to your business. SFO has developed LP centric AML & KYC procedures which are combined with the proven industry expertise of our investor servicing team to ensure smooth on-boarding process.
THE PARTNER OF CHOICE FOR WEALTH MANAGERS
The SFO group's family ownership and its long-term perspective make it the ideal partner for wealth managers and their clients.
DEDICATED FUND SOLUTIONS
SFO offers bespoke solutions for designing and servicing dedicated funds for high-net-worth individuals (HNWI) and family offices. We address, amongst others, family wealth governance, individual allocation needs, wealth transmission, manager selection and delegation monitoring.
COMPREHENSIVE FUND SERVICING SOLUTIONS ENHANCED BY A BROAD RANGE OF BANKING SOLUTIONS
Our comprehensive solutions for fund servicing coupled with banking services for custody of single mandates, execution and credit facilities, constitutes a true "One Stop Shop" for your business requirements.
EXPERTISE IN SERVICING LIQUID AND ILLIQUID INVESTMENT
We have a proven track record in providing high quality services for both liquid and illiquid assets, including state of the art reporting capabilities for investment portfolios combining both asset classes.
Our Full Range Of Services
Support at each step of the fund creation process, from feasibility analysis to operational implementation. We provide advice for all fund types, from traditional investment funds to the most complex and innovative investment vehicles.
AIFM AND UCITS MANAGEMENT COMPANY SERVICES
Dedicated services to address the oversight, compliance and risk management requirements applicable to fund managers operating in the UCITS and AIFM regulatory frameworks.
State of the art risk monitoring systems, combined with sophisticated and customisable reporting tools, provide clients with real time access to their portfolio.
DOMICILIATION AND CORPORATE SECRETARIAL SERVICES
Full range of registered office and corporate secretarial services, to ensure that the corporate governance of investment vehicles is ensured according to the highest industry and regulatory standards.
Fully integrated and customised services, supporting plain vanilla to alternative investment funds with an all-encompassing investment instrument coverage.
Our servicing capabilities include enhanced valuation methodologies and connectivity to market data providers, prime brokers and market counterparts, performance fee calculation methods, and state of the art reporting and day-to-day fund administration activities.
DEPOSITARY AND CUSTODY
Global market coverage for the safekeeping of assets, through our dedicated sub-custodian and cash correspondent network.
Trade matching, transaction processing, corporate actions and tax reclaim management are ensured at the highest industry quality standards. Regulatory controls in terms of depositary bank oversight are performed ensuring the fund's compliance with regulatory requirements, and investor protection.
Cross-border registration and maintenance support, assistance in the contractual set-up and management of the remuneration of the distribution network.
State of the art registrar and transfer agency platforms, and reporting solutions dedicated to liquid and illiquid assets, combined with enhanced connectivity to distributors.
Added Value Services
AIFM AND UCITS MANAGEMENT COMPANY SUPPORT SERVICES
Support on the proprietary management activities of clients operating in the UCITS and AIFM regulatory frameworks, through a modular service offering including risk management delegation or support, compliance support, fund administration and depositary services.
EXTENDED OUTSOURCING SERVICES
Access to a front to back-office business process outsourcing solution: EOS PM, powered by the highest range technology. With EOS PM, you benefit from powerful and cutting-edge cross assets portfolio management, risk management, performance analysis and reporting tools.
FUND DESIGN FOR UHNWI AND FAMILY OFFICES
Design and operational set-up of the fund structure tailored to your specific needs. Our expert team support you at each step of the fund creation and implementation process.
FX HEDGING, EXECUTION AND TREASURY SERVICES
Access to our worldwide connecting trading desk. Our experts provide real-time support for your execution and treasury needs.
External Asset Manager
You are eager to develop a long-term relationship based on trust with a bank that supports you in your business as an external asset manager. SFO accompanies you on a daily basis by giving you access to its full spectrum of services and expertise.
Our commitment? To always be at your side to enable you to meet the requirements of your clients with solutions that are tailored to your business model and which help you take up the major challenges of tomorrow.
You partner with a solid bank and a strong brand, that is recognized internationally by the most demanding clients. The SFO Group also consists in a unique ecosystem composed of four areas of activity - investment house, lifestyle, competitive sailing and philanthropy. They all embrace the same vision: a desire to be bold builders of the future and to make a lasting impact on the world of tomorrow.
At SFO, we believe that a productive partnership is always founded on trust and mutual respect. It is nurtured through privileged relationships with our team of experts exclusively dedicated to external asset managers.
Since 1990, this team has been fully integrated into the private bank, with the unwavering commitment to scrupulously respect the fundamental measures of confidentiality. Our experts offer you bespoke advice by coordinating your access to the full spectrum of the Group's expertise with the constant aim to meet your specific needs and those of your clients.
We are more than bankers. This whole ecosystem contributes to the unique experience you offer your clients.
Beyond the usual custodian bank services, you enjoy access to cutting-edge products and services that leverage our whole Group's capacities. You benefit from all the expertise and tools you need to fulfill your clients’ expectations and to develop your business.
A Conviction Driven Investment House
Through SFO, your clients gain access to an investment house that expresses strong convictions, in keeping with regulatory requirements, with the support of a strong brand and family ownership. All of our investments embody strong convictions that contribute to building the world of tomorrow.
Our decision-making process enables us to generate a high degree of synergy between our areas of expertise and the different departments of the bank. Our dedicated teams are creative, flexible and responsive in setting up solutions tailored to the most complex situations.
Our dedicated teams are fully committed to providing you with solutions adapted to your business model, on a daily basis and over time. Your issues evolve. Drawing on our entrepreneurial approach, we harness all our areas of expertise in order to anticipate these changes and to always provide you with the most relevant solutions.
Our teams are driven by an entrepreneurial culture which combines good listening skills, responsiveness, and high-quality, innovative and bespoke solutions.
We aim to develop long-term relationships with our external asset managers because we are convinced that this is a source of efficiency. Our partnerships are based on the fundamental values of listening, trust and responsiveness.
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