DEALING, CUSTODY & ADMINISTRATION PLATFORM SOLUTIONS

Efficient Execution & Risk Reduction

DEALING, CUSTODY & ADMINISTRATION PLATFORM SOLUTIONS

Allfunds is ISAE 3402 (former SAS 70) Type II certified for its investment dealing and intermediation of investment funds service. This is a secure transactional process offered through a unique centralised and integrated platform that provides automated access to a vast universe of investment funds using straight through processing (STP), thereby minimising the risk of operational errors.

Allfunds builds upon its own expertise to provide services which are personalized and up to date, in a tailor made way and which fits the client’s specific needs.

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    Multiple daily confirmation flows and reporting services to clients

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    Daily cash statement of current accounts and FX services

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    Daily rebate calculations (monthly & quarterly control)

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    Segregated and client referenced custody accounts directly with Transfer Agent/Fund House

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    A single legal agreement for all fund houses on the platform

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    Fast dealing system activation

FAQ FAQ

Why should Allfunds be my fund distribution partner from an operational perspective?

Allfunds facilitates fund operations through a Straight Through Processing (STP) approach, with a fully automated and instant asset servicing cycle. Joining Allfunds can therefore minimize operational risks and reduce costs.

Does Allfunds undertake any activities other than the provision of safe custody and administration services?

Yes, it also undertakes intermediation and dealing services. Allfunds provides solutions for the whole operational cycle from subscription trades  to the settlement of redemptions.

Which assets can Allfunds hold in custody?

Allfunds can hold any type of financial instrument but currently only holds investment funds.

Is Allfunds a Broker instead of a Distributor, i.e. Does the firm manage its own funds?

Allfunds acts only as a distributor. The firm does not have any proprietary trading. We are exclusively dedicated to fund brokerage and related custody activities.

Is the safekeeping of assets for the account of another, a regulated activity and subject to any regulatory oversight ?

Yes it is.

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WHY CHOOSE ALLFUNDS

WHY CHOOSE ALLFUNDS

Smarter trading starts here

Allfunds has strengthened its leading position in the funds industry by extending its product range to Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), allowing investors to expand their investment capabilities beyond traditional mutual funds whilst also diversifying their source of return.

Since 2017, Allfunds’ clients have been able to leverage their partnership with the fund platform by receiving access to more than 2,200 ETFs from the world’s leading ETF providers.

 

Invest in ETFs

Main Execution Center

  • Bolsa Italiana – Milano
  • Die Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse – FWB(Xetra)
  • London Stock of Exhange
  • Bourse de Paris
  • NYSE

 

Main Intermediaries

  • Cantor Fritzgerald Europe

 

In addition to the cutting-edge technology you’d expect from Allfunds, we offer:

Same access point for execution, information and research

Same access point for execution, information and research

Allfunds provides investors with a standardised process for all fund transactions, for both mutual funds and ETFs.

Your gateway to the world’s markets

Your gateway to the world’s markets

Multi broker selection, multi custodian links and access to the largest universe of investment products and financial alternatives, enabling you finding the best investment strategy.

Excellent value

Excellent value

For existing financial distributors, no additional set up costs or investment is involved as their existing operational processes can be leveraged. Allfunds also offers low operational costs with competitive transaction costs.

Reporting & information tools

Reporting & information tools

Our technology delivers intuitive tools to track your portfolio, so you can find the right investment anytime.

Invest with confidence

Invest with confidence

Allfunds’ ETF servicing is fully aligned with regulatory requirements, guaranteeing best execution at all times.

Expert Insight & Research

Expert Insight & Research

Receive a detailed and independent fund research perspective via one single platform.

OUR PREMIUM ETF PROVIDERS

One Platform, All Best-in-Class partners

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FAQ FAQ

Why has AFB decided to start offering ETFs? And why now?

We have seen an increased demand from investors’ for passive products, and Allfunds plays a major role in facilitating access to financial products.

As a provider of Open Architecture Solutions Allfunds is responding to client demand.

Being a fintech company, Allfunds has now developed technology which brings together both funds and ETFs onto a single platform, overcoming some technological challenges (e.g. fractional dealing).

Who Benefits?

AFB Wealth Management clients who can now use the platform to sell ETFs.

The end client who will have a greater number of investment options.

Also, regular savers who would otherwise find it difficult to save small amounts using ETFs.

ETF providers will benefit in a segment of the market that it is currently very difficult for them to access.

Allfunds will benefit from closing the gap in the industry by distributing ETFs amongst financial entities, with a consistent and continuous service offering.

What added value services will Allfunds provide over the existing funds only platform?

As it does already with mutual funds, AFB will provide a full range of ETF services to support and facilitate the distribution of ETFs, offering a single access point for all execution, information and research needs.

What is “unique” or new on the AFB proposition?

No one has ever before offered services with mutual funds and ETFs on a single platform. ETFs can now be incorporated in fund wraps and investor solutions in the same way as mutual funds.

AFB will offer fractional ETF dealing which will facilitate distributors to build solutions for retail investors. Fractional dealing allows the incorporation of ETFs into regular retail saving programmes. When accessing ETFs today, investors are required to buy a whole number of shares and have not been able to invest in fractions. AFB will, provide multiple trading possibilities, including traditional equity-like trading.

Unlimited offering: AFB will offer access to any ETF listed on a stock exchange, from any ETF provider.

What are the benefits for ETF providers?

Access to the largest distribution network in Europe.

Effective marketing and commercial efforts, thanks to the "Allfunds ecosystem".

Complete understanding of their business thanks to management information provided.

Regulatory compliance as distribution will follow regulatory standards and distribution requirements.

Cost savings and operational efficiency thanks to the automation provided by AFB IT platform.

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INFORMATION, MARKETING SUPPORT TOOLS & REPORTING SOLUTIONS

INFORMATION, MARKETING SUPPORT TOOLS & REPORTING SOLUTIONS

Accuracy, Performance and Monitoring using a single-link access

Information requirements and more efficient marketing solutions are growing in the fund industry since Data and Marketing solutions are a huge added value proposition for institutional networks in its relationship with investors.

Allfunds  offers a 360 degree information service including a “workstation” concept, customizable solutions for different products and flexibility when opening different online analysis services and offline data delivery to clients all around the world.

Allfunds  Information Services in figures:

  • 30 million funds’ factsheets available including official documents and bespoke reporting

  • More than 6,500 professional users connect to Allfunds database on a daily basis upgrading their own business through online procedures

  • Look-through on 38,000 funds that will respond to the investors’ information requests in an efficient, reliable, secure and cost effective manner

Also aligned with the upcoming market regulations, Allfunds  offers a complete solution for Solvency II Directive with more than 209 Asset Management Companies on board.

  • Online service management for clients and asset managers: Allfunds Clients will be able to request Solvency II data online

  • One single standard format approved by the whole industry

  • Different ways to access the data: online reports or secure servers

  • Internal controls which guarantees the quality of each report, giving solid answers to Solvency II requirements

FAQ FAQ

Why does Allfunds offer information and reporting solutions?

We believe that distribution requires access to information. Fund distribution cannot be undertaken without adequate marketing and reporting tools. This includes all kinds of fund related documentation such as DFI/KIID, prospectuses, information documents, periodical public information, fund factsheet, annual accounts and any other pertinent or mandatory documents which are necessary for investors.

What are your sources of information?

For funds made available on our platform we gather and collect information directly from the fund manager and/or its transfer agent. We have a legal and business relationship with the fund provider which enables and ensures information quality. There is a full alignment between the fund operational and marketing information. The quality controls are performed constantly to guarantee the quality of the information. Allfunds has vast experience in efficiently collecting a wide variety of data and other information directly from the fund houses. This enables us to provide our clients with in depth information on the wide variety of funds available.

How do you offer and provide this information and reporting services?

We tailor our offering using a number of multi-format and multi-channel solutions based on the most convenient set-up for clients. We have a full spectrum of white labelling solutions including web services, customized fund factsheets and portfolio reporting.

Do you offer white labelling solutions to your distributors?

Yes, it is a key and fundamental service within our `one stop shop´ concept. One of our value added services is our ability to provide our institutional clients with a personalised white labelled offering including fund factsheets so supporting and enhancing their offering to their intermediaries and financial advisors. Our web based information service can be tailored to meet each client’s requirements.

I am a financial distributor. Can you help me to comply with regulatory requirements when distributing third party funds?

Yes, this service is inherent to our value proposition. We provide assistance in the distribution of financial products via the dissemination of information reporting and documentation in all kind of market segments, such as, insurance companies, fund of funds, private banks and retail platforms. We are experts on investment funds and all related information which is necessary to comply with the regulatory frameworks in each country in which we operate.

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FUND RESEARCH & INVESTMENT SOLUTIONS

Independant & Forward-looking

FUND RESEARCH & INVESTMENT SOLUTIONS

Allfunds’ Department of Investment Services (“Allfunds Investment Services”) has one of the largest and most specialist teams engaged in the selection and analysis of investment funds in the world. Our core values are: Independence, Specialization, Communication, Service, and Trust.

Allfunds Investment Services is an independent team of 25 experienced professionals, fully dedicated to supporting our clients on their Multi-asset / Multimanager investment propositions through in-depth fund research. Our Fund Analysis team is committed to select “best in class” fund managers in every fund category and monitoring them to support different services offered to our institutional client base. They do so through tailor-made fund lists, fund analysis and selection services, and single or multiasset model portfolios.

The functions performed by this area cover a wide variety of skilled services from the creation of personalised fund ranges to helping multi-management departments based on tailor-made solutions for each of their clients. We strive to make our clients completely comfortable with the third party fund selections they make by providing the necessary research to make a final investment decision. We understand that every client is different so we strive to ensure that we are aligned with our clients’ needs, risk appetite and financial objectives. We put the client first and focus on delivering the right solutions. We have highly skilled  people who deliver an excellent service. 

The team’s working methodology has been used and perfected for more than 16 years and combines a full suite of sophisticated quantitative and qualitative tools that make our independent analysis unique.

Allfunds Investment Services is the perfect partner for professional investors looking for the fund best suited to their needs. We want to support and assist our institutional clients to ensure they feel comfortable delivering third party fund solutions to their end clients.

FAQ FAQ

Why does Allfunds offer fund research services?

From the launch of the platform we realized the importance of making the right fund selection. We offer our institutional clients the ability to access a wide universe of funds while offering them the possibility to assist and support their clients on the selection of the most attractive funds, both from a qualitative and quantitative perspective.

How would you define your fund selection process and approach?

Our approach is totally independent and unbiased. Our fund selection process relies on quantitative and qualitative techniques with dedicated and fully-accountable analysts. The fund selection process blends the latest quantitative techniques with bottom-up qualitative tools to select the best funds in every peer group. Allfunds does not have a proprietary fund offering. Our independence is based there being no conflict of interest and a neutral sales approach which seeks to identify the best funds available for each asset class.

What are your fund research capabilities?

Our research capabilities are very significant. Allfunds has more than 25 specialized investment professionals fully dedicated to providing fund selection services, which represents one of the largest fund research teams in the world , fully dedicated to serving the needs of our institutional clients. Our research team is global with a local presence in Madrid, London and Milan, enabling us to understand and identify common local needs. 

How can I gain access to your fund research services?

Our fund research services are open only to institutional clients. Allfunds Investment Services  is responsible for the delivery of investment services to our clients. This team brings together Allfunds global and independent research and the institutional clients taking into account its . Each client is assigned an investment professional to ensure that information is delivered correctly and in a timely manner in line with the expectations of clients. The main goal of this team is to understand investor needs and support the implementation of investment solutions across the platform client base.

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