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Fund Administration

Authors: Haley Camp, Jo Carré

Published: March 2017 | ISBN: 9781860727009


This official ICSA study text has been specially designed to support students taking the Fund Administration module of ICSA’s Level 5 qualifications in International Finance and Administration.

The text covers the syllabus for each module and is structured to help in planning a programme of study. Learning outcomes linked to the syllabus are highlighted to help students focus on the examination requirements for each module.

The text follows a standard format and includes a range of features to encourage active learning and to help students apply principles and theory to real-life business situations, including:

  • case law and case examples
  • stop and think scenarios
  • worked examples
  • test yourself review questions and answers
  • glossaries of key terms

The text provides an excellent guide for students, but also serves as a useful reference for anyone who needs an accessible and practical introduction to the subject.

Contents

Part One: Understanding the investment environment
1. Introduction to investment
2. Modern portfolio theory

Part Two: Fund administration and regulation
3. Fund structures and legal vehicles
4. The toles of the fund manager, fund administrator and fund's governing body
5. Introduction to offshore fund administration
6. Fund accounting
7. Net asset valuations
8. The role of safekeeping assets

Part Three: Fund products and services
9. Offshore private equity funds
10. Offshore real estate funds
11. Bond funds

Part Four: Fund sector regulation
12. Directives
13. International regulators

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