Laven Partners announces permanent establishment in Singapore with the incorporation of Laven Partners (Asia) Pte Ltd
Posted on 4 Jul 2013
Laven Partners, a global consulting firm providing professional consulting services to the alternative investment industry, continues its growth in Asia with the incorporation of a Singapore entity:
Laven Partners (Asia) Pte Ltd.
Laven Partners demonstrates that it continues to be resolutely committed to its Singapore office, a fast area of growth. The company has noticed a strong local wish to move away from the ‘old fashioned’ unregulated approach of running an asset management business. Alongside this incorporation and to strengthen its presence in Asia, Laven Partners has expanded its local team of consultants with new staff to better service its existing client base and to cater for an increased demand for regulatory compliance services in Singapore and the rest of Asia.
“Our expansion is perfectly in sync with the long-term aims of the city-state to adapt to the changing regulatory environment to make Singapore a domiciliation of choice for ‘best of class’ members of the international fund management industry” said Sophie Benalioua, regional representative for Laven and Director of Laven Partners (Asia) Pte Ltd. “We are committed to bringing our global regulatory expertise to assist Singaporean fund managers with reaching high compliance standards and thus increase their marketability for US, EU and Asian investors”.
Laven Partners will continue to offer its clients tailored services for compliance: MAS regulatory authorisation, regulatory ongoing compliance including internal audits and training; structuring: offshore fund formation for Cayman, BVI and Luxembourg funds; and due diligence: fund assessments and operational due diligence from its globally recognised ISO certified Independent Process of Due Diligence.
Jérôme de Lavenère Lussan, CEO of Laven Partners and author of the Financial Times Guide to Investing in Funds, says: “Our group is trusted by managers and investors alike. It is a great reflection of that trust that we have been able to expand in both Singapore and New York at the same time since 2012. We are still offering a unique service after almost a decade, our holistic approach to the asset management industry is hard to equal. We are truly pleased to be expanding in Singapore where we fully share the philosophy of the MAS with which we communicate openly about international regulatory developments. We now have a team of 7 dedicated professionals for our Singapore office. Combined with our offices in the Caribbean, the EU and the US, we are exceptionally well positioned to ensure our clients anywhere in the world meet the industry’s best practice standards to the satisfaction of regulators and investors alike. ”
Jonathan Wharton, Director of Rhicon Currency Management, a long-standing client of Laven Partners in Asia and the UK, adds: “We are delighted to be working with Laven in Singapore, and pleased to hear of their expansion in the region. Their deep understanding of compliance and global regulation means they are a much valued partner to our business”
The new office of Laven Partners (Asia) Pte Ltd is located at 30 Cecil street, Prudential Towers level 27, Singapore 049712 (telephone: +65 6631 2889).