Investment Funds for Every Class
Equity’s fund services complement the strength and depth of our wealth management expertise by delivering comprehensive solutions to fund managers, family offices, high net worth individuals, families and institutions. Our in-house fund expertise and relentless focus on client stewardship has solidified Equity’s stellar reputation in the investment fund industry and elevated us as one of the fastest growing fund administrators in The Bahamas and the Caribbean.
In addition to serving as administrators, Equity also provides individual Directors and full accounting services including NAV calculation. Professional Funds, a class of funds for sophisticated investors, and Recognized Foreign Funds, which are licensed or registered in a prescribed jurisdiction, are core components of Equity’s private investment funds offerings.
However The Bahamas, under the oversight of the Securities Commission of The Bahamas, has taken measured steps in recent years to differentiate itself from other jurisdictions by creating mechanisms to establish different types of funds with more flexibility and appropriate levels of governance. The Bahamas SMART©Fund which is part of Equity’s fund arsenal reflects this market-driven approach. It is a cost-effective investment fund vehicle for families, family offices, and related investors, providing clients with innovative, progressive and flexible structuring solutions via a regulated vehicle, domiciled in a premier international financial centre. Seven SMART Fund templates are currently available from Equity.
The newest addition to Equity’s fund services is The Bahamas Investment Condominium Fund — or ICON as it has been dubbed. While designed to be fully compliant with Brazilian laws and to operate like one of that nation’s products, it’s an alternative legal structure for investment funds in countries which have similar civil law constructs. Regardless of the fund, Equity provides guidance throughout every stage of the fund’s life cycle and ensures that each fund is administered to the highest professional standards.