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Administrator / custodian selection

The choice of administrator/custodian in a fund setup is one of the most important decisions and the one most difficult to reverse. KBA offers a complete RFP service. This exercise generally includes the following phases:

  • Assessment of the characteristics of the fund
  • Assessment of the operating environment of the asset manager
  • Establishment of the investment manager’s key requirements
  • Definition of requirements and production of Request for Proposal (RFP)
  • Identification of possible service providers
  • Distribution of RFP and co-ordination of responses
  • Assessment of RFP responses and identification of realistic alternatives
  • Review/interview of short listed service providers
  • Selection of preferred service provider


KB Associates manages this process utilising the expertise of staff who have spent many years in the industry and who understand thoroughly the nuances of the offshore market.