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Welcome to KBA

KB Associates is a boutique operational consulting firm with offices in Cayman, Dublin, London and New York. KB Associates advises managers  on operational and compliance issues relevant to the establishment and ongoing management of offshore investment funds.

Asset managers are challenged to increase profitability while prudently managing risk in an environment subject to ever increasing regulatory and product complexity.

Investors are increasingly focused on operational risk both at a manager and at a fund level.

KB Associates offers a range of advisory and project management services to:

  • UCITS Funds
  • Traditional Non-UCITS Funds
  • Hedge Funds
  • Funds of Hedge Funds

KB Associates also offers a range of advisory and project management services directly to managers to support their internal operations and to address investor due diligence requirements.

By availing of these services, clients are free to focus critical management resources on the investment decision making process secure in the knowledge that all supporting activities are professionally managed.

KB Associates' activities are underpinned by adherence to its three core values:

  • Independence
  • Commitment
  • Expertise

Brochures

KBA General Brochure KBA Guide to Establishing UCITS in Ireland KBA Experienced Independent Directors for Investment Funds KBA Solutions for Hedge Fund Managers KBA Solutions for Hedge Funds and Funds of Hedge Funds KBA MLRO Services for Investment Funds Ireland KBA UK Facilities Agent Services for Managers Wishing to Distribute Funds into the UK KBA Liquidation Services for Investment Funds & Financing KBA Management Company Solution Risk Management Services for Investment Funds - Ireland

Services

KBA Fund Services

Fund establishment
Establishing offshore investment funds requires many issues to be addressed. The selection of administrator...read more
Administrator / custodian selection
The choice of administrator / custodian in a fund setup is one of the most important decisions and the one most difficult...read more
Termination and liquidation services
KBA offers a dedicated termination and liquidation service to asset managers seeking to cease their funds’ ...read more
Advice on UCITS eligible investment strategies
The UCITS III Product Directive and the Eligible Assets Directive dramatically increased the range of investment...read more
Provision of Directors
Investment funds established in Ireland are required to appoint a minimum of two Irish resident directors. It is critical....read more
Business continuity assessment
Reputation is a critical asset for any financial institution. In the offshore funds environment many key functions are outsourced....read more
Provision of MLRO
Investment Funds established in Ireland are required to appoint a Money Laundering Reporting Officer...read more
Distribution support
The distribution of funds, even those availing of a UCITS passport, requires various initial and ongoing filings to be made...read more
Provision of operational & administrative support
The management of the myriad of service providers to a fund can be a time consuming exercise yet it is essential...read more
Management company services
Funds structured as Unit Trusts or Common Contractual Funds require a management company to facilitate their establishment....read more
Performance of UCITS compliance functions
The UCITS III Management Directive places a significant knowledge and administrative burden on fund directors...read more
Administrator / custodian transition
Periodically fund promoters wish to review the services provided by the existing custodian/trustee and fund administrator...read more
Preparation of UCITS business plan
KBA works with legal firms to develop UCITS compliant business plans. The compliance, finance and operational expertise...read more
Preparation of UCITS Risk Management Process document
Each UCITS fund which intends to utilise derivative instruments, even where such use is exclusively for hedging...read more
Development of operational model and service level agreements
KBA works with the various service providers to a fund to establish operating procedures, principally between...read more

 

KBA Manager Services

Manager’s operations procedures
KB Associates will develop procedures to ensure operational risk is minimised. This will include developing appropriate...read more
Professional advisor selection
KBA works with a wide range of professional advisors and our independence means we offer impartial advice...read more
Prime broker selection
The prime brokerage product offering is becoming increasingly complex as providers adopt various strategies...read more
Manager Business Continuity Planning
KBA will assist with the development and testing of an appropriate business continuity plan to ensure operational...read more
Manager’s office infrastructure
KBA will assist in the establishment of a complete physical office infrastructure and the development of risk controls, operations...read more
HFSB Certification
KB Associates will assist you to gain HFSB (Hedge Fund Standards Board) certification. Certification is viewed by many investors as a...read more
Manager’s front / back office systems
KBA will assist with the selection of front office, back office and risk systems appropriate for the manager, and will then assist...read more
Preparation for Operational Due Diligence
In an extremely competitive market for investor capital, it is important that both the fund and manager have the necessary operational...read more
Re-Domiciliation
Investor demand and regulatory change have made fund re-domiciliation an increasingly important issue for managers....read more