Citi today announced that Veritable, L.P. has awarded it a mandate to provide a comprehensive suite of hedge fund services including middle office, fund accounting, and investor services.
Veritable, L.P. is among the largest independently owned Registered Investment Advisors in the United States providing unbiased, tax efficient, integrated investment solutions for families of substantial wealth.
"We chose Citi based on the quality of their staff and the level of transparency their technology systems will provide us," said Charles Keates, Partner, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Veritable L.P. "Citi understood our unique business needs and their technology and service model can enable us to focus more resources on investments and servicing our investors."
Citi's web-based middle office monitor allows Veritable's operations and accounting staff, along with portfolio managers, to monitor trades and positions on a real-time basis through a secure website. In addition, portfolio data is continuously updated and available to Veritable's accounting, research, risk and fund administration teams, allowing them to run customized reports and make ad hoc inquiries.
"Veritable is a leader in their space and we look forward to providing these services and technology to support the further growth of their business", said Bob Wallace, Head of North America for Securities and Fund Services, Citi. "We are truly pleased that we have the opportunity to demonstrate the value of our expert staff and technology to Veritable."
Citi provides a complete range of investment services for institutional investors and alternative managers that includes middle office, fund accounting, portfolio accounting, investor services, and investing and financing solutions focused on clients' specific challenges and customized to their individual needs.
Through its Securities and Fund Services business, Citi's industry-focused experts provide investors worldwide with tailored solutions delivered through proven global platforms that feature modular, open architecture. With $12.5 trillion of assets under cr custody and the industry's largest proprietary network, clients can leverage Citi's local market expertise and global reach to extract value across the entire investment value chain.
Global Transaction Services, a division of Citi's Institutional Clients Group, offers integrated cash management, trade, and securities and fund services to multinational corporations, financial institutions and public sector organizations around the world. With a network that spans more than 95 countries, Citigroup's Global Transaction Services supports over 65,000 clients. As of the fourth quarter of 2011, it held on average $368 billion in liability balances and $12.5 trillion in assets under custody.