Crossroads expands funds services offering

By: Finance Dublin | Posted on: 06 Oct 2015

Crossroads Capital Management, the alternative investment fund manager, intends to develop a dual offering of a platform for global managers to launch funds and raise capital in Europe and overseas while at the same time growing its own in-house portfolio management and fund products.

Managing director and chief investment officer Joseph Harrigan says that to ensure CCM's fund growth 'we will focus on Big Data and showcase each fund's performance across the major funds centres globally through a portal.'

Following the introduction of the AIFMD in 2013, CCM was established in April 2014 by John Bohan, also currently managing director of the Apex Group of  companies  in Europe  and  the Middle East,  to provide  comprehensive  alternative  investment  fund  solutions to  clients across the world.

CCM says its ability to work with non-discretionary managers offering a full trading function with CCM itself, as well as providing a full distribution and capital introduction framework through its own or partner networks, is a differentiator in its market space.

Meanwhile, Quayside Fund Management, which currently provides third-party management company solutions to alternative investment fund managers, has been authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland to extend this service to UCITS fund managers.  Eoin Smyth, CEO of Quayside, said this would enable UCITS & AIF managers focus on their front office investment management activities rather than on regulatory and reporting   issues.

This article appeared in the October 2015 issue of Finance Dublin