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Our Services

Vasco assists the growth of specialist investment managers in the Asia Pacific region by providing access to our expertise and services which include:-

 

Trustee Services for wholesale funds

We provide trustee services to investment managers targeting wholesale and institutional clients. In this role, Vasco assists in the establishment of the Fund and the trust deed, enter into investment management agreements and agreements with service providers, approve the information memorandum and where we are providing incidental custody services we will open and maintain the trust bank account.

 

Responsible Entity Services for retail funds

Vasco can act as responsible entity for retail funds.  As responsible entity, our responsibilities include registration of the Fund and its constitution, establishment and registration of the Compliance Plan, complaints resolution scheme membership, approval of disclosure documents, appointment of service providers, monitoring of management of the Fund in accordance with the constitution, fulfilment of regulatory and legislative requirements.

 

Managed Investment Trust Services

Vasco provides managed investment trust services for international investors without an established presence in Australia.

 

Fund Administration

Vasco provide a full back office function including management of the registry function, fund accounting and unit pricing.

 

Compliance and Risk Management

Vasco can arrange for the appointment of responsible managers and compliance personnel and assist with all licencing and compliance matters.

 

Product Development

Vasco executives have extensive experience in the development of successful investment funds in Australia, Asia and the United States across equity, fixed income, real estate, real estate securities and multi-manager funds.

At Vasco we can develop funds for a particular market taking into account relevant regulatory, taxation, accounting and marketing issues and provide responsible entity or trustee services.

Some of the Funds our executives have developed include the $450m Australian Unity Healthcare Property Trust and the $1 billion AIMS AMP Capital Industrial REIT listed on the SGX.

Previous clients have included EMR Capital who we advised on the establishment of their business and the EMR Capital Resources Fund and Providence Housing who we advised on the development of the Casey Gardens Residential Fund.

 

Advisory Services

Vasco can provide a full range of corporate advisory services including advising clients on business acquisitions and capital raisings. 

Previous clients of Vasco have included Morgan Stanley who we advised on the successful acquisition of the Orchard propety funds management business.

 

Distribution Services

Vasco can assist fund managers in the marketing of their funds to retail and institutional investors.

At Vasco, we seek to represent specialist investment managers who possess a strong management capability, a well credentialed team of investment professionals, sound investment process, competitive investment performance, and a desire to grow their business over the long term.

The investment managers we represent gain access to our extensive expertise in investment management and our capital raising experience including relationships with asset consultants, researchers, superannuation funds, financial planners, stockbrokers, fund managers and the media.

Our process involves a detailed analysis of the market, the investment manager and identification of the market opportunity. A detailed marketing strategy is then formulated after which execution of the sales strategy occurs followed by client relationship management. The clients marketing strategy will also involve an ongoing communications plan to key decision makers