The leading knowledge platform for the financial technology industry
The leading knowledge platform for the financial technology industry

A-Team Insight Blogs

BNY Mellon Alternative Investment Services Announces New Price Verification and Asset Validation Service for Hedge Funds

Share article

BNY Mellon Alternative Investment Services has launched a service that independently validates a hedge fund’s position records to third parties – prime brokers, custodians, trustees and agent banks – and independently verifies the pricing of that fund’s securities. The new service provides fund managers and their investors with greater transparency and additional assurance that fund assets are independently priced and validated.

The flexible, highly automated service, with pricing and validation coverage across 50 asset classes, is enabled by BNY Mellon’s extensive relationships with more than 150 prime brokers and counterparties. The service, which can be used to supplement client interface with accountants and independent auditors, can also be customised to meet specific requirements, including tolerance checking across positions, price or market values.

“Hedge fund clients are telling us their investors are demanding an independent validation of their holdings. The price verification/asset validation service helps address this need, which in turn helps hedge funds retain and grow their investor base,” said Brian Ruane, chief executive officer of BNY Mellon Alternative Investment Services. “While our broad network of pricing vendors and counterparties are the power behind this new offering, greater transparency is clearly the motivation.”

Currently, the price verification/asset validation service reconciles more than 27,000 client investment positions, with a total market value in excess of US$24 billion. Client coverage rates (assets validated as a percentage of total portfolio scope and value) are in the range of 95-99%. Clients can elect the service on a monthly or quarterly basis.

Related content

WEBINAR

Upcoming Webinar: Entity identification and client lifecycle management – How financial institutions can drive $4 billion in cost savings

Date: 21 January 2021 Time: 10:00am ET / 3:00pm London / 4:00pm CET Duration: 50 minutes A new model in Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) issuance has created significant opportunities for financial institutions to capitalise on their KYC and AML due diligence. By becoming Validation Agents and obtaining LEIs on behalf of their clients, financial institutions...

BLOG

DSB Calls for New Technology Advisors as it Pivots to Address New Data Challenges

The Derivatives Service Bureau (DSB) has had an interesting few years. Founded by the Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) to facilitate the allocation and maintenance of International Securities Identification Numbers (ISINs), Classification of Financial Instrument codes (CFIs) and Financial Instrument Short Names (FISNs), in 2019 the group was also designated by the Financial Stability...

EVENT

RegTech Summit Virtual

The highly successful RegTech Summit Virtual was held in November 2020 and explored how business and operating models are adapting post COVID and how RegTech can provide agile and enhanced compliance for managing an evolving risk and compliance landscape. The event featured daily live keynotes, panel discussions, presentations, fireside chats and Q&A sessions with content available on demand over five days.

GUIDE

Entity Data Management Handbook

Following on from the success of our Regulatory Data Handbook, A-Team Group is pleased to introduce its new Entity Data Management Handbook which is available for free download. This Handbook is the ultimate guide to all things entity data: Why Entity Data is important A full review of Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs) Where they came...