Two leading investment management firms have collaborated for one- stop solution for ManCo services into Luxembourg. Lawson Conner Group is teaming up with Fuchs Asset Management. Lawson Conner Group is a compliance and regulatory outsourcing firm while Fuchs Asset Management is the asset management arm of a well-established, family-run finance group, located in Luxembourg, Belgium and Switzerland.
According to Gerhard Grueter, Managing Director of Lawson Conner:
“The demand from our clients to help them navigate through the ever-increasing complexities of fund management, compliance and regulations is a key driver for us to continuously find new solutions across our services spectrum. Today’s announcement of the partnership with Fuchs is another important step towards offering our clients fully integrated compliance and regulatory infrastructure solutions across different jurisdictions. This partnership will help us fully deliver on our strategy, giving us a strong set of new capabilities and robust foundations in a post Brexit environment. Fuchs Asset Management is the perfect partner to help us serve our clients in the long term.”
The largest fund center in Europe is Luxembourg with more than 75% of UCITS funds distributed internationally is based in the country. The partnership will give Lawson Conner’s clients access to integrated fun solutions, Alternative Investment Funds, Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS) and Reserved Alternative Investment Funds(RAIFs) making Lawson Conner offer the most flexible fund management options across the UK and European jurisdictions.
The collaboration is a win- win for both Lawson Conner and Fuchs Asset Management including clients of both the firms in which Lawson Conner will continue to provide compliance and regulatory infrastructure while Fuchs Asset Management will provide AIFM / UCITS compliance, risk, governance and portfolio management, and the ability to distribute funds to European investors through the Passport Regime.
Timothe Fuchs, CEO of Fuchs Asset Management said the following about the new development:
“The relationship with Lawson Conner represents a powerful opportunity for Fuchs Asset Management to significantly expand our presence into the United Kingdom, a vibrant and very important market, and extend it to other parts of the world over time. Lawson Conner has clearly demonstrated its ability to apply its considerable resources and expertise to lead major market segments. We are excited to partner with Lawson Conner as we focus our combined energies to serve a broader range of clients in the fund management industry.”
About Lawson Conner
Provider of outsourced compliance services solution that includes regulatory hosting, ManCo and fund platform services, Lawson Conner Group is a leading investment manager platform. Expanding in the UK, Europe, US and Asia, Lawson Conner helps financial service firms access their markets which use innovative solutions and expert advice that increase its client’s efficiency. Lawson Conner Group of companies includes Sapia Partners LLP, G10 Capital Limited, and Lawson Conner Services Limited.
About Fuchs Asset Management
A Luxembourg based Management Company; Fuchs Asset Management is part of the Fuchs Group and is the expert in investment solutions and client relations. Fuchs Asset Management has a long history in investment fund industry and with a team of more than 150 at the Group level, they position themselves as the long- term partner for investment vehicles to suit their client’s needs. Services offered by Fuchs Asset Management include a management company for investment funds, including Governance, Risk Management & Compliance, Portfolio Management and Distribution.