Global Fund Distribution


Our Global Fund Distribution (GFD) service has over 18 years of experience in bringing out the best in fund promoters' visions for distribution in foreign markets. Not only do we understand the interconnected processes and specific local and international resources required for multijurisdictional distribution, we also have the strategic backbone of the world’s leading professional services firm in our DNA to help you maximise your assets, benefit from economies of scale, and grow your business opportunities.

We currently cover more than 40 countries, thus creating a powerful and efficient multijurisdictional solution. The deep knowledge and experience of our GFD team supported by our extensive network of local distribution experts where necessary, provides you with a single point of contact for all aspects of your fund distribution activity.

Importantly, it is our client focus that has contributed most to our standing as the market leader in cross border value added services. We tailor our solutions according to the distribution footprint of your funds, to meet your operational needs and free up your internal resources. We are convinced that our expertise in designing, implementing, and maintaining distribution strategies would not be as effective as it is without this flexibility.

 

Our services

UCITS and AIF Market Entry

With nearly two decades of cross-border fund distribution experience, we can assist you in navigating the requirements of UCITS and AIF market entry. We are specialists in the latest local national laws and regulatory updates, and can help you establish a clearer market vision. Whether you offer funds to retail or institutional investors, we can offer you a fully customised action plan covering the entire notification process. We will ensure that your funds meet all ongoing reporting obligations by accurately reflecting regulatory updates to all your registered UCITS and AIFs.

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Fund Distribution Strategy

A robust and well-designed distribution strategy should identify the specific requirements and best practices of each local market for the funds you wish to distribute. Our proven analysis of local markets, key distribution channels and current best practices, will help you develop a distribution strategy that maximises your opportunities for success.

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Regulatory Reporting for UCITS and AIFs

Your funds need to maintain their authorisations for distribution in each target market. We ensure they satisfy all ongoing regulatory reporting obligations, including prospectus updates, new product launches, KIID dissemination and financial statement submissions – all to assure investors of the fund’s continued market authorisation. Tailored to your specific requirements and supported by our specifically designed web tools, this reporting module offers a competent and comprehensive approach to meeting your requirements.

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Due Diligence

Our Due Diligence experts can assess the compliance of your delegates - Distributors, Investment Managers, Transfer Agents and Custodians - with ongoing regulatory obligations. We will rate and identify the gap areas against the local rules and regulations, and provide you prompt and independent advice, in consideration of your strategic business decisions.

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Marketing Material Review

Our dedicated professionals will perform a tailor-made compliance review of your marketing documents, ensuring accuracy and correctness of the information for investors. We perform consistency reviews between marketing documents and the selected sections of the prospectus, KIIDs, websites, or factsheets. For any identified areas of non-compliance, we will provide the necessary advice and guidance that will help you remediate the gaps.

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Flash News

Having full awareness of the latest market practices, PwC Global Fund Distribution practitioners release, on a regular basis, Flash News items covering key information aspects of the constantly evolving regulatory laws and regulations. Our weekly Flash News alert summarises all the items we have published during the prior seven days. Every two months we also release our Fund Distribution Watch report, covering global developments in the key distribution markets.

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Tax Reporting Coordination

Certain markets have tax reporting requirements that may disadvantage local investors in your fund unless they are satisfied. These rules can be complex, but our local tax experts will ensure that such requirements are completed accurately, and submitted and published on a timely basis.

GFD can coordinate the tax reporting process for you by working with our Luxembourg-based tax team, creating efficiencies, especially if several countries are involved.

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ETF Listing

GFD has devised a turnkey solution for your ETFs covering both registration and stock exchange listing. We combine a quick and efficient market entry and stock exchange listing, with ongoing stock exchange reporting, all seamlessly coordinated to deliver a timely and effective service for your ETFs.

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GFD platform and Market Intelligence

At its core, the GFD platform is an innovative collection of solutions and processes that is able to interact with your existing IT systems for enhanced regulatory and compliant fund distribution. A section of the platform includes a market intelligence tool, which covers more than 40 distribution markets and topics critical to cross-border fund distribution. It is fully supported by our global network of local fund specialists, offering their expert knowledge on fund distribution.

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Global Fund Distribution Poster - 2018 edition

The PwC Market Research Centre has just released the 19th edition of its annual Global Fund Distribution Poster. Since its first edition, the annual poster has become a reference tool for asset managers who need a quick overview of the global cross-border fund market.
 

Global Fund Distribution Poster 2018

If you would like to order a hardcopy of the poster, we will be pleased to have your request by email to pwc.publications@lu.pwc.com.

 


3W - Fund Distribution Watch

Stay on top of things that matter to your business!

Your business is rapidly growing and you need to keep up with its pace. Information about new rules and requirements, new taxes and new tools flood your daily activity.
Our "3W - Fund Distribution Watch reports" recap on a bi-monthly basis all key fund distribution-related topics and covers more than 30 countries to get ready for upcoming challenges. This information is collected, prepared and constantly maintained by the PwC network of fund experts.

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3W - Fund Distribution Watch

What's new in the cross-border distribution world?

 

Publications

ETF Services: Trustworthy solutions throughout your fund's life cycle

ETF Services: Trustworthy solutions throughout your fund's life cycle

A comprehensive multi-jurisdictional "turn-key" solution for ETFs (UCITS or AIFs), combining a quick and efficient market entry and stockexchange listing. A trusted advisor for your ongoing audit, reporting, registration and listing-maintenance activities, all fully managed by a central PwC team in Luxembourg and supported by our integrated global network of ETF experts.

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News

Le triple A gagnant de la distribution de fonds

En 2017, de nombreux marchés sont sortis de l’ornière, la reprise de la croissance mondiale et la faiblesse du dollar américain ont dopé les perspectives. Les pays émergents entrent dans une ère qui leur est favorable. Pour les gestionnaires de fonds, ces marchés présenteront dans un avenir proche de belles opportunités. Regards prospectifs sur l’Afrique, l’Amérique latine et l’Asie.

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Contact us

José-Benjamin Longrée
Global Fund Distribution Leader, PwC Luxembourg
Tel: +352 49 48 48 2033
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Christophe Saint-Mard
Global Fund Distribution Partner, PwC Luxembourg
Tel: +352 49 48 48 2134
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Robert James Glover
Global Fund Distribution Partner, PwC Luxembourg
Tel: +352 49 48 48 4457
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