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Custom House Global Fund Services Limited  

The Custom House Group of Companies ("Custom House") was originally established in Ireland in 1989. In September 2008, the fund services business of Equity Trust was merged into Custom House and reorganised under Custom House Global Fund Services Ltd. (“CHGFS”), the Maltese based holding company for the Custom House Group of companies, which is also authorised as a Custodian for Fund of Hedge Funds and recognised as a hedge fund administrator by the Malta Financial Services Authority (“MFSA”). 
Custom House offers a 24/5 global hedge fund administration service through its fully integrated network of offices in Chicago, Dublin, Luxembourg, Malta and Singapore. The full 24/5 “round the world”, “round the clock” administration service covers all aspects of day to day operations, including maintaining a fund’s books and records, carrying out valuations, calculating the NAV and handling all subscriptions and redemptions, as well as overseeing payment of a fund’s expenses.

Custom House has several complementary businesses. The primary business is the provision of a full administration service to alternative investment funds (including private equity, real estate and venture capital funds), hedge funds, managed accounts and daily dealing managed account platforms. The complementary businesses include the provision of Corporate Secretarial and Director services as well as acting as a licensed Custodian of Funds of Funds in Malta and similarly in the Netherlands, where Custom House offers Bewaarder services to local Dutch clients. Custom House can service Guernsey funds through its Guernsey office. Custom House can also assist clients in the design, organisation and establishment of customised offshore funds if needed.

Custom House uses the PFS-PAXUS (“PAXUS”) fully integrated fund administration system, which incorporates the automatic calculation of fees, including equalisation. Reporting is effected through CHARIOT, Custom House’s secure password protected web-reporting platform for managers and investors.

Custom House is fully SAS70 compliant and the Dublin office was the only hedge fund administrator in the world ever to be awarded a Moody’s Management Quality Rating.

CHGFS and its subsidiaries are fully regulated, as required, by the relevant authorities in their jurisdiction.



Albert Cilia
Managing Director
60 Tigne Towers, Tigne Street, Sliema, SLM 3172, Malta
Tel: +356 2702 2799
Fax: +356 2702 2899