European Fund Management Solutions

DMS Investment Management Services (Europe) Limited (“DMS”) is an authorized Alternative Investment Fund Manager (AIFM) and UCITS management company approved and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland to provide AIFM and UCITS management company services in Ireland and Luxembourg. DMS Europe is headquartered in Ireland, with offices in London and Luxembourg to support our clients for European regulated products.

Each European domiciled fund requires an authorized AIFM or UCITS Management Company. DMS can partner with investment managers to provide this service as part of an overall structure selected and customized for each fund. DMS are appointed by the Fund as the AIFM or UCITS Management Company with the required regulatory responsibilities while the Investment Managers are appointed solely for investment management activities, allowing them to focus on their core competency.

Product Solutions

A) DMS PLATFORM Hosting Solution

DMS, as the Management Company will appoint an investment manager who is responsible for the investment management of the Sub-Fund.  Each new Sub Fund permits each Client (Investment Manager) to retain their own branding.

Key documentation is already in place, such as:

  • Umbrella Fund Prospectus
  • Depositary Agreement
  • Administration Agreement
  • Management Company Agreement

Each sub fund and portfolio is legally segregated and thereby bankruptcy remote from each other.  DMS, as the Management Company is responsible for the management of the platform and sub-funds including risk, compliance, service provider selection and management. Service providers are secured at the platform level therefore typically keeping costs lower than a stand-alone fund and structuring advice and project management of the Sub-Fund is provided.  Following this the investment manager is appointed with discretionary portfolio management authority on their own sub fund.  DMS will then focus on core competencies surrounding investment management and investor relations.

 

product solutions

B) Management Company/Stand Alone Solution

Each European domiciled fund requires an authorised AIFM or UCITS Management Company.  DMS can partner with investment managers to provide this service as part of an overall structure selected and customised for each fund. DMS are appointed by the Fund as the AIFM or UCITS Management Company with the required regulatory responsibilities while the Investment Manager is appointed solely for investment management activities, allowing them to focus on their core competency. (See No. 4 Diagram hereunder)

The DMS offering is the most robust offering model with industry leading client service levels and fully independent risk management. This is a strong differentiation from the market, where providers depend on risk data generated by the investment manager or other service providers, such as the administrator.

Building on our proven track record in fund governance, DMS perform all of the Key Management Functions outlined in regulations:

 

C) MiFID/MiFID II – Services

Trade execution, Verification and Settlement

DMS, being a registered Independent Introducing Broker with the NFA, can negotiate rates and service levels between multiple Futures Commission Merchants to ensure the customer is established with the appropriate technology to suit their specific needs and processes at the most advantageous rates.

DMS has considerable expertise in executing securities and futures business since 1997. DMS has dedicated experienced brokers available to clients 24 hours a day. Services include:

  • Give-up execution,
  • Straight through processing on one to one give-ups
  • Average price allocation as permitted be exchange and a full range of exchange supported and,
  • Synthetic order types including OCOs and timed orders.

DMS has the capacity to offer reporting of “Block Trades”, and can provide access to leading trading platforms both online as well as downloadable programs.

Prime Market Access

DMS, being a registered Independent Introducing Broker with the NFA, can negotiate rates and service levels between multiple Futures Commission Merchants to ensure the our customers are established with the appropriate technology to suit their specific needs and processes at the most advantageous rates.

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