Risk management and regulatory compliance have become key priorities for clients with both regulators and investors demanding greater transparency and enhanced reporting. Compliance with these obligations means ensuring a clear understanding of the ongoing requirements and often requires the aggregation, calculation, maintenance, reconciliation and submission of extensive data sets to various parties on a regular basis.
The Maples Group has unrivalled expertise in regulatory and compliance matters. We can readily draw on this experience to offer prompt, pointed and clear advice that adds real value and helps our clients determine how best to maintain compliance. In addition, our robust technological infrastructure allows us to tailor reporting to the specificities of various regulations and ensure that relevant data is aggregated, calculated, validated and submitted to relevant regulatory bodies.
Anti-Money Laundering Services
Compliance with global anti-money laundering ("AML") standards continues to be a key issue for the industry. Increased regulatory focus and the implementation of aggressive international sanctions makes AML compliance even more important for firms that establish structures which are subject to local AML legislation in the jurisdictions where they are domiciled.
The Maples Group has unrivalled experience, having supported some of the world's largest financial institutions with the maintenance or delegation of AML and counter-terrorist financing procedures.
Global Registration Services
Our service partner, the Maples Group, offers Global Registration Services ("Maples GRS"), which provides cross border fund registration services and ongoing maintenance in both the Irish and international fund regulation arenas.
Maples GRS has earned industry-wide recognition for its bespoke and cost effective services and solutions that assist clients with the implementation of their multi-market distribution strategies. We combine expert local knowledge with full project management functionality to provide a powerful and efficient multi-jurisdictional solution. In so doing, Maples GRS delivers tailored solutions through a single point of contact, freeing valuable resources and generating significant added value for our clients.
Our registration team has comprehensive industry experience in providing support to clients wishing to market their funds overseas, including where required, a streamlined process for those clients wishing to passport/register and list.
Maples GRS supports UCITS*, UCITS ETFs* and AIFs (EEA and non-EEA domiciled) being offered through the European passport or on a private placement basis. We support all legal and regulatory aspects of the initial registration process and thereafter, delivering a robust service to ensure that the ongoing reporting obligations in each jurisdictions, where the fund is registered, are complied with and managed on an ongoing basis.
*domiciled in Ireland and Luxembourg.
Company Secretarial and Board Support Services
With investors and regulators increasingly demanding that companies have a proper governance framework, an essential step to ensuring this is the regular holding of formal board meetings and documentation of discussions and decisions made. Through the provision of a comprehensive range of company secretarial and board support services, The Maples Group helps reduce administrative burdens to allow companies to focus on their core business objectives. Their dedicated team is comprised of experienced and qualified company secretarial professionals and support staff who pride themselves on remaining at the forefront of industry best practices relating to corporate governance.
Financial services groups are increasingly looking to specialist third party providers for entity formation and management in order to create efficiencies. As global regulatory requirements continue to grow in both volume and complexity, legal and compliance teams in particular are looking for solutions that centralise and streamline the setup of entities, assist with required compliance, improve transparency, mitigate risks and reduce costs.
The Maples Group offers entity formation and management services that meet these high standards. Our teams are responsive, being sensitive to client needs, and our service offering is comprehensive across multiple jurisdictions. In addition, our experienced legal and corporate services professionals work collaboratively to ensure the seamless and efficient provision of high quality and full-service support. These individuals bring unparalleled expertise and a keen understanding of navigating the complexities of today’s business landscape.