London, and Pittsburgh, PA, February 16, 2021 — Link Fund Solutions, part of Link Group (ASX: LNK), a leading global provider of financial administration services, and Confluence Technologies, Inc. (“Confluence”) have partnered to launch a portfolio compliance solution across 283 funds in the UK and Europe.
Link Fund Solutions is the UK’S largest independent Authorised Corporate Director (ACD). It is also one of Europe’s largest third-party management companies (ManCo) and supports clients in Ireland and Luxembourg. Confluence is a global technology solutions provider, delivering innovative products to the worldwide money management industry.
Link Fund Solutions utilises a data warehouse it built in-house to capture essential valuation and custody data. The warehouse supports a range of regulatory monitoring and reporting requirements for European funds, where Link Fund Solutions acts as either an ACD, Authorised Fund Manager or ManCo, delivering an authenticated dataset and streamlined processes. Link Fund Solutions continuously seeks to invest in ways to enhance its risk management framework, while adapting and evolving to future-proof its systems and services.
Link Fund Solutions has further harnessed the data held in its warehouse by utilising Confluence’s portfolio compliance solution. It provides automated daily monitoring of Link Fund Solutions’ funds’ compliance with Investment and Borrowing Power rules, as set out by the regulators in the UK, Ireland, and Luxembourg.
Confluence’s solution supports the full lifecycle of compliance and incorporates a sophisticated breach management workflow, creating a sustainable culture of compliance monitoring. The solution is adaptable to future requirements and provides Link Fund Solutions with full control over its compliance data and rules. In an ever-changing regulatory environment, this system can flex and evolve to meet future requirements and respond to increasing complexity and change.
By using Confluence’s solution, Link Fund Solutions’ portfolio monitoring teams are more efficient and better able to assign time and resources to ensuring data integrity and oversight, as opposed to time-consuming base tasks such as portfolio position calculations.
Confluence’s solution is now the primary production platform for Link Fund Solutions’ 45 funds in Ireland and Luxembourg, with the 238 UK funds also now live as 2021 commences.
Karl Midl, Managing Director, Link Fund Solutions said: “As the UK’s largest independent ACD, we strive to lead the market in the use of technology and data solutions. That’s why we have chosen to work alongside Confluence, a global leader in data-driven investment management solutions. Our data warehouse continues to evolve and deliver a streamlined process for our funds to embrace market evolution. We share the same values as Confluence: we are committed to continuously evolving our governance and empowering our clients’ knowledge in order to drive market solutions with efficiency through an automated control framework.”
Todd Moyer, President and Chief Operating Officer of Confluence Technologies said: “We are delighted to partner with Link Fund Solutions, part of a global, technology-led financial organization. Confluence operates in more than 40 countries worldwide, and we share with Link Fund Solutions a drive to help clients globally and across Europe. Our solution will give Link Fund Solutions clients the confidence in their compliance data and we look forward to working together with them in a long-term, mutually beneficial relationship.”
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About Link Group
Link Administration Holdings Limited (Link Group) administers financial ownership data, driving user engagement through technology. Our investment in technology, people and processes enables us to deliver comprehensive data and information for companies, large asset owners and trustees across the globe.
Our clients are from all industries, including some of Australia’s largest pension funds and global corporations, and we are always developing our services to meet their needs.
For more information, visit www.linkgroup.com
About Link Fund Solutions
Link Fund Solutions is a market-leading service provider of regulatory and administrative services to investment funds, supporting over £121bn (€135bn) of fund assets across Europe.
As a leading global technology solutions provider to the investment management industry, Confluence solves complex investment data challenges across the front, middle and back office. From innovative portfolio analytics to regulatory and financial reporting solutions, Confluence invests in the latest technology and data and in its team of industry experts to meet the evolving needs of asset managers and service providers. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Confluence services over 400 clients in 39 countries, with locations across Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia and Asia. For more information, visit www.confluence.com