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Equinoxe had completed Type II SAS70 report

September 2010

Hamilton, Bermuda. Equinoxe Alternative Investment Services Ltd announces that it has completed its Type 2 SAS70 report. It has also been reported as the fastest growing administrator by HFM Magazine in the 15th Semi-Annual Survey.

The SAS70 Type 2 report is an internationally recognized reporting standard carried out by an independent accounting firm that confirms that Equinoxe has been through an in-depth audit of their control objectives and activities. This was performed by KPMG across all of Equinoxe’s global offices, Bermuda, USA and Ireland for transfer agency and fund accounting.

Equinoxe has developed its technology solution from the best systems currently available in the market and coupled this with a high calibre management team. The combination of institutional capabilities and boutique bespoke service clearly differentiates Equinoxe in the market. Operational procedures and controls included in the examination scope support new fund set-up, transaction processing, position reconciliation, cash receipts and disbursements, month-end process, investment valuation and investor relations.

Stephen Castree, CEO of Equinoxe comments, “The organic growth experienced from new and existing clients, coupled with the integration of the MadisonGrey business in the USA has led to a strong period of growth for Equinoxe. The commitment to excellent service remains the lynch pin to our offering, and we continue to manage our growth carefully, only taking on a limited amount of new business in each calendar quarter. The completion of the SAS70 Type 2 report further confirms our positioning as one of a limited number of growing firms with institutional capabilities, whilst still maintaining a bespoke and boutique service offering.”

Equinoxe is also pleased to announce the launch of its middle office outsource service, “Hedge Fund in a Box”. With the first four funds live from the European offices in Ireland, Equinoxe plans to roll out the service to its North American offices in the early part of 2011.


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