More than a Fund Company

Front, Middle & Back Office Services

Front-to-back flexible and scalable solutions

efa's traditional back-office activities may be complemented by a comprehensive range of front- and middle-office services.

efa’s front-to-back solution turns the operational challenges of being multi-custodian, multi-broker, multi-asset, and multi-advisor into growth opportunities for your business. Our solutions are flexible, scalable, compliant, and cost-effective.

Front-Office Services

efa's front-office solution is based on a SaaS platform hosted and administered on our premises.

  • Portfolio Management System (PMS) that facilitates investment decision processes
  • Order Management System (OMS) for seamless generation of your trades and the close monitoring of their execution with your brokers
  • Powerful reporting capabilities
  • Possibility to complement the service with a CRM module

Middle-Office Services

efa's middle-office services are independent of custodian banks or administrative agents. It is a scalable and modular solution that may be combined with efa's front- and back-office services.

These services provide a simple solution to the complexity arising from operating in multi-custodian / multi-broker models as efa takes care of data flows and data integration with counterparties. They enable our clients to secure and optimise their post-execution processes in compliance with CSDR. Our system produces standardised data sets to ease the maintenance and reconciliation of your IBOR across all your portfolios on an ongoing basis (PBOR service option). Your transactional records are enriched and updated with key data, for example corporate actions, transactional status, and settlement status.

Pre-matching of trades

Use of a central pre-matching facility (DTCC-CTM) connected to a large universe of brokers

Trade settlement services

- CSDR compliant
- Real-time status of the settlement process
- Automated connectivity with custodian banks

Portfolio Book of Records

- Near real-time position-keeping of securities and cash to benefit from an intraday view on tradable quantities and available cash
- Treatment of corporate actions
- Reconciliations
- Cash projections
- Standardised PBOR data-set to update your PMS several times per day
- Transmission of trade status

Support of a dedicated quant and middle-office team

- Complex valuations
- Corporate actions monitoring
- Cash instructions related to financial derivative instruments

Performance Analysis Services

The measurement of portfolio performance is a key topic for portfolio managers and management companies. It aims not only to inform about the quality of a portfolio's performance, but also to break it down, analyse it and understand the success factors.

Leveraging on its skilled team of risk and performance analysts, efa proposes a powerful solution to analyse in depth the performance attribution and contribution elements of a client's portfolio.

Reconciliation and Cash-Monitoring Services for Custodian Banks

efa supports custodian banks in their monitoring obligations.

- reconciliation and cash monitoring

- cash-flow monitoring

Inventory of assets

The depositary bank receives a daily list of all assets held by the fund, categorised according to regulatory guidelines, with an indication of the reconciliation status for each asset.

A view on key events of the previous months concerning reconciliation and cash monitoring is made available to clients using this service.