Speed to Market
Accessing EI Sturdza’s UCITS platform allows managers to bring funds to market efficiently or quickly, utilising established relationships with top rated service providers such as SS&C as Fund Administrator and Transfer Agent; BNY Mellon as Depositary and Custodian; KPMG as Auditor; Dillon Eustace as Irish Legal Adviser and Arendt & Medernach as Luxembourg Legal Adviser.
EI Sturdza has extensive structuring experience of UCITS products and assumes responsibility for the drafting of all regulatory documentation (prospectus, KIIDs, Annual and Interim Reports), liaison with legal advisers, regulatory authorities and all associated filings, alleviating the burden from the managers with whom we work from time consuming tasks associated with the launch of a UCITS compliant structure.
In addition to the speed and ease with which EI Sturdza can assist managers bring funds to market, managers benefit from lower TER’s compared with the costs associated with establishing an independent UCITS structure.. EI Sturdza has an established network of clients, who have commonly supported us when launching new funds, including support from our parent, Banque Eric Sturdza S.A.
Marketing and Distribution
Further to our Fund structuring capabilities, EI Sturdza has established a robust and extensive process for the promotion and distribution of UCITS funds. This includes the active promotion of funds via the Company’s websites and social media channels, the preparation of all fund related marketing materials, including presentations, factsheets, monthly commentary reports, Fund RFPs, as well as internal sell side reporting in order to support our sales network. Further EI Sturdza will create custom reporting to satisfy specific client requests.
In addition to EI Sturdza’s dedicated sales team, with representatives in key European markets, EI Sturdza has developed relationships with influential distributors and fund platforms across Europe, increasing our reach and penetration into key regional markets and client demographics. In 2018 alone, EI Sturdza received trading via its established investment platform relationships of circa USD 700 million. We continue to expand the number of distributors and platforms with whom we work, providing increased opportunities for asset growth for the funds on our platforms.
EI Sturdza has established relationships with key consultant databases across Europe ensuring that exhaustive quantitative and qualitative data is available to institutional clients in all key markets. We actively monitor mandate searches as and when announced, ensuring our funds are fully considered when relevant opportunities present themselves, this includes the completion of search specific requests for proposals, attendance at all associated meetings, negotiations with clients and the structuring of segregated mandate structures where required.
Finally EI Sturdza assumes responsibility for the promotion of funds on its platforms, across various mediums, including social media, print and digital channels, event and sponsorship coordination and the organisation of manager road shows to meet with prospective and existing clients in key regional markets.