Citi has successfully completed the implementation of Man Umbrella SICAV, the Luxembourg fund business of the Man Group Plc (“Man”). Citi will provide an integrated range of services that includes custody, depositary bank, fund administration and transfer agency services. Man is a world-leading alternative investment management business with over $ 52.7 billion under management.
Man appointed Citi to provide its global shareholder services in March 2011 and this new mandate builds on the success of the collaboration between the two institutions.
“Citi’s deep understanding of Man’s business as well as its proven track record of service delivery were decisive factors in our decision to select Citi for this mandate,” said Simon White, Global Operations Head of Man Group plc. “We are confident that the end-to end solution provided by Citi will bring the optimal level of efficiency and transparency to our investors.”
With over $1.5 trillion in assets under administration, Citi is a leading global service provider to the global funds industry. Citi’s full suite of investment service solutions delivered through Citi OpenInvestorsm lets managers focus on their core activities of managing assets and serving their clients.
“We are very pleased to be able to expand our services to one of the most respected names in the industry,” said Sanjiv Sawhney, EMEA Head of Securities and Fund Services, Citi. “This mandate is further evidence that Citi is well positioned in Luxembourg to provide a comprehensive solution to Man’s SICAV business and we look forward to helping them grow their Luxembourg SICAV business.”
Citi has had a presence in Luxembourg since 1970 and currently employs 240 people, providing global custody, fund accounting, fund administration, transfer agency, compliance, regulatory support, alternative investment services and a full suite of asset manager investment administration outsourcing solutions.
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