Our network of investment advisers include firms and individuals advising on Thornbridge managed funds as well as third party strategies. Advisers are either appointed representatives or regulated firms. We provide the infrastructure, build the fund structures and introduce an appropriate level of oversight.

A powerful combination

Teaming up with Thornbridge to run a fund offers you both support and autonomy. We have the expertise and resources to assist with all fund structures in all the key jurisdictions. You focus on the portfolio and we can take responsibility for other obligations such as fund structuring, compliance oversight, trade reporting and execution. We provide proprietary and third party technology and offer marketing and distribution options. Thornbridge has existing arrangements in place with a number of AIFMs and UCITS Management Companies.

The Part IV application process to become a directly authorised firm can be costly and time consuming. A directly authorised firm would need to put up regulatory capital, have a regulatory business plan, have sufficient investment staff, appoint a compliance officer and a money laundering reporting officer and demonstrate adequate resources.
In summary the advantages of being an appointed representative are:
– Swift, efficient and cost effective set up
– Speed to market
– Provision of compliance manual, policies, procedures, governance and a monitoring plan
– Significantly lower ongoing compliance costs
– No regulatory capital requirements
– No requirement for fully audited accounts

This enables you to establish and brand a fund structure, market the fund and build up a track record. We also have relationships with the leading fund administrators and custodians and will assist in the process of making well informed decisions over service providers.