We offer independent depositary services for collective investment schemes domiciled in Malta, one of the EU's most innovative financial hubs. We ensure the proper safekeeping of your fund's assets and help identify risks connected with the performance of its operations.
Our Depositary Services
We provide a full range of depositary functions to funds established in Malta and non-EU funds looking to market in the EU, including:
Custody of financial assets
Ownership verification and record keeping for non-financial assets
Due diligence and monitoring of all delegates
Cash flow monitoring
Monitoring of discrepancies and subsequent reconciliations
Immediate identification of significant cash flows
Overview of all dealings and valuation of units/shares of the fund Income distribution
Ensuring all investments are in line with regulations and fund documentation
Timely settlement of transactions
The role of depositary
Full investor protection
Under the AIFMD directive, alternative investment funds managers marketing their fund in Europe are obliged to appoint a third party depositary with respect to its underlying assets. As such, one of the primary aims of a depositary is to provide investor protection. The depositary assures the assets of the fund are always held separately from those of the fund manager, keeping them safe, should the fund go insolvent.
As an independent depositary, we safeguard the assets and ensure your fund complies with the relevant regulations, as well as with the fund's governing documents.
One-stop shop for funds under the UCITS and AIFMD directives
Dolfin Europe is the trading name of Dolfin Asset Services Ltd, a company authorised and regulated by the Malta Financial Services Authority (Depositary Authorisation ID: DOLF-DEPO-16399; Investment Firms Authorisation ID: DOLF-IF-13528), and registered in Malta with company registration number C83564.