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Allfunds selected by Banca Aletti, Banco BPM Group, to facilitate clients’ access to private markets

Milan, 20 December 2023 – Allfunds (AMS:ALLFG), the leading B2B WealthTech platform for the fund management industry, today announces it has been selected by Banca Aletti, private bank and investment center of Banco BPM Group, to facilitate its clients' access to alternative funds. This is in line with keeping with the private banking industry's increasing focus on private markets.

In particular, Banca Aletti will adopt the technology provided by Allfunds Alternative Solutions (AAS) to facilitate the distribution of closed-end, semi-liquid and ELTIF funds. Through Allfunds' technology, in fact, the operational aspects of investing in private assets are simplified, and access to alternative funds is made as quick and immediate as access to conventional funds.

Stefano Catanzaro, Country Head Italy of Allfunds said, "Being selected by Banca Aletti is a further confirmation of our positioning in the Italian market. We are among the leaders in mutual fund distribution and now we aim to consolidate our position also in private markets. Our goal is to break down the barriers to investing in private markets funds through technological and process developments that simplify distribution by private banks and wealth managers."

Alessandro Varaldo, CEO of Banca Aletti, adds “Extra returns, greater diversification, more efficient portfolios consistent with the current market environment. These are the plus of an allocation in private markets that must, however, also take into account the illiquidity of solutions, the high complexity of analysis and the lower transparency compared to the world of listed investments. This scenario explains why Banca Aletti has chosen a selective approach in making instruments that invest in private markets available to its clients. Only a small number of solutions characterized by speed in the deployment and return of capital, excellence in the track record of the investment team, leadership of the selected partner on the asset class being invested in, high commission competitiveness and, finally, efficiency from an operational and administrative point of view. On this last point, which is far from being of secondary importance, Banca Aletti has identified Allfunds as a strategic partner.”

 

20 dic 2023
Financial

Allfunds reports on the progress of its share buyback programme

London/Madrid/Amsterdam – Allfunds Group plc (“Allfunds”) (TICKER: ALLFG) informs today that, under its share buyback programme announced on 28 July 2023, 153,300 of its own ordinary shares have been repurchased from 11 to 19 December 2023 on Euronext Amsterdam. The shares were repurchased at an average price of €6.21 per share. The total consideration of the repurchase was €952,313.90.

The maximum total value of the first tranche of the share buyback programme amounted to €50 million. To date, 9,370,646 ordinary shares have been repurchased for a total consideration of €50,000,000.81. Therefore, the first tranche of the programme has now been completed.

Allfunds will now take the necessary steps for the 9,370,646 repurchased shares to be cancelled. Following their cancellation, the share capital will be reduced by €23,426.62 to €1,550,139.26 and will be divided into 620,055,702 ordinary shares. Allfunds will notify the AFM of the updated share capital without delay.

The buyback is being carried out under the authority to purchase own shares granted by the shareholders of Allfunds at its annual general meeting held on 9 May 2023 and in compliance with the requirements set out in article 5 of the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) 596/2014 and Chapter II of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1052.

For detailed information on the individual share purchase transactions, see the Allfunds investor website at: https://investors.allfunds.com/share_info#share_programme.

This press release is issued in connection with the disclosure and reporting obligation set out in Article 2(2) of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1052.

19 dic 2023
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Allfunds Tech Solutions and Ardan International Extend Collaboration to Enhance Investment Platform

Madrid / London, 18 December 2023 – Allfunds Tech Solutions, the bespoke digital solutions arm of Allfunds, and Ardan International, a rapidly growing wealth platform designed for international advisers and their clients, have announced an extension of their collaboration to further enhance the capabilities of Ardan's investment platform.

 

As part of the agreement, Allfunds Tech Solutions has developed a cutting-edge multi-asset research center exclusively for Ardan's advisors, an evolution of Allfunds integrated ecosystem, Allfunds Connect. This state-of-the-art tool enables users to compare funds and access an equity research center that draws information from external market data vendors. With advanced features, advisors can now easily monitor a vast selection of over 190,000 mutual funds and ETFs, simplifying decision-making in portfolio management.

 

Ardan International has been a valued and long-standing client of Allfunds, benefiting from the comprehensive range of services available as a one-stop shop for wealth professionals. The recently enhanced research centre illustrates Allfunds’ role as a strategic partner, capable of adapting and offering customized solutions to cater to the unique requirements of its clients.

 

Sarah Dunnage, CEO of Ardan International, expressed her satisfaction with the collaboration, stating, "Allfunds Connect is a great tool for the advisers who use our platform to search, analyze, and compare mutual funds and ETFs. It simplifies and expedites the process of making the right investment choices for advisers and their clients."

 

Juan de Palacios, Chief Strategy and Product Officer of Allfunds, added, "We are thrilled to further strengthen our partnership with Ardan International. The enhanced research and comparison capabilities will provide their advisors with unmatched insights and enable them to deliver even greater value to their clients."

18 dic 2023
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China PA Securities HK partners with Allfunds to enhance its wealth management services in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, 13 December 2023 – Allfunds (AMS:ALLFG), the leading B2B WealthTech platform for the fund management industry, announces a new partnership with China PA Securities (Hong Kong) Company Limited (“China PA Securities HK”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ping An Securities Co., Ltd., to support its fund product services and wealth management business in Hong Kong.   

Allfunds will support China PA Securities HK in expanding its overseas fund services given its extensive experience in serving securities companies based in Hong Kong and the comprehensive fund coverage it offers locally, which includes global and Hong Kong domiciled funds, money market funds, private market funds, and more. Amid growing demand for digitalised fund management and distribution, Allfunds will enhance the efficiency of China PA Securities HK’s dealing and settlement services through increased digitalisation.

This collaboration will accelerate the onboarding process for new fund houses and funds for China PA Securities HK. Allfunds will also provide a suite of value-added services to further digitalise China PA Securities HK’s wealth management offering. The robust connectivity and accessibility of Allfunds’ platform will empower China PA Securities HK’s business with the most advanced digital infrastructure, sophisticated technology, and dynamic innovation.

Sebastien Chaker, Head of Hong Kong, Allfunds, commented: “We are thrilled to welcome China PA Securities HK to the Allfunds network, and are honoured to be their partner of choice to enhance their wealth management services. This is testament to Allfunds’ dedication to providing a global experience with localised solutions to clients in Asia with a ‘Digital First’ strategy. We look forward to a meaningful partnership with China PA Securities HK to cater to investors’ growing appetite for wealth management services.”

Sydney Zhang, General Manager, China PA Securities HK, commented: “China PA Securities HK has always had close, long-term partnerships with leading global asset managers and has committed to bringing advanced global investment concepts and outstanding investment strategies to investors. Allfunds’ experience in helping Hong Kong financial institutions navigate global market makes them the ideal partner for us. We look forward the digital fund distribution will help us serve our clients better in a fast-changing digital ecosystem.”

13 dic 2023
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Allfunds e il Gruppo BCC Iccrea finalizzano l'acquisizione delle attività di Local Paying Agent (Banca Corrispondente e Banca Agente) di Iccrea Banca.

4 DICEMBRE 2023 - Allfunds Group plc ("Allfunds") (AMS: ALLFG), una delle principali piattaforme B2B WealthTech per l'industria dei fondi, e Iccrea Banca, la capogruppo del Gruppo BCC Iccrea (il quarto gruppo bancario in Italia per asset totali, 168 miliardi di euro, e la seconda per numero di sportelli nel Paese, circa 2.440), annunciano che venerdì 1° dicembre hanno firmato il closing dell'accordo in base al quale Allfunds acquisisce le attività di local paying agent (Banca Corrispondente e Banca Agente) di Iccrea Banca con relativo accordo di esclusiva a lungo termine.

Con questa operazione, Allfunds consoliderà la sua posizione nel settore delle attività di local paying agent in Italia, accrescerà il proprio livello di servizio ai clienti e, allo stesso tempo, rafforzerà la sua partnership con un'istituzione finanziaria leader nel Paese.

L'operazione creerà valore aggiunto per gli azionisti di Allfunds generando sin dal primo anno crescita in termini di marginalità EBITDA e di adjusted EPS. L’operazione è stata interamente finanziata attraverso una linea di credito revolving di Allfunds Group e avrà un impatto neutro sulla posizione di liquidità di Allfunds Banking Group.

Questo accordo si inserisce nella strategia del Gruppo BCC Iccrea volta a sostenere i progetti di sviluppo nell'area del risparmio gestito, e permetterà di capitalizzare il valore di questi asset e di incrementare ulteriormente i propri già solidi coefficienti patrimoniali.

4 dic 2023
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Allfunds announces UK dual-regulation as it strengthens UK footprint

London, 30 November – Allfunds (AMS:ALLFG), the leading B2B WealthTech platform for the fund management industry, today announces that is has been authorised to operate as a Third Country Branch in the UK, strengthening its business footprint in the UK market.

Allfunds’ UK business will be dual-regulated by both the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), anticipating the end of the Temporary Permissions Regime for UK branches of EEA-regulated firms. Under its FCA authorization, it will operate under the UK’s Client Assets Sourcebook (CASS) regulatory provisions in offering client assets safekeeping under its UK nominee accounts structure. 

Allfunds’ authorisation in the UK symbolises its commitment to the highest levels of regulatory adherence in the key markets in which the business operates. The authorisation also cements Allfunds’ status as a leading, responsible provider of financial and banking services to a growing roster of clients in the UK wealth management market, encompassing investment management and insurance firms plus intermediary and pensions platforms.

Tom Wooders, UK Country Head of Allfunds of Allfunds commented: “Allfunds’ authorisation in the UK marks an important milestone in the continued growth of our business in a key global market, while also demonstrating our commitment to ensuring strong performance that ultimately underpins the quality of the service received by our clients. Allfunds’ regulatory authorisation in the UK comes at a critical time, as the industry seeks trusted partners for the delivery of sophisticated, high-quality services and greater efficiencies in their own client service. We are confident this milestone will strengthen our existing client relationships while positioning us strongly to capitalise on demand for services such as those Allfunds provide.”

30 nov 2023
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Allfunds Alternative Solutions Expands Trading Platform to Include Spanish Private Equity Funds

Madrid, 28 November 2023 - Allfunds (AMS:ALLFG), one of the leading B2B WealthTech platform for the funds industry, announces that its alternative asset platform, Allfunds Alternative Solutions (‘AAS’), has developed new functionalities that will allow trading with Spanish private equity funds (‘Fondos de Capital Riesgo’ or ‘FCRs’).

AAS was launched in 2023 with the aim to facilitate scalable growth within the alternative assets marketplace by fostering closer collaboration between distributors and managers, while simultaneously developing and adapting the necessary technology for more streamlined management of illiquid strategies. The introduction of FCRs is a significant milestone for Allfunds as it seeks to meet the growing demand from its clients, particularly in the private banking sector, for enhanced access to alternative assets and private markets. While Allfunds has prior experience managing assets in specialized vehicles such as FCRs, UCITs, ELTIFs, UCI Part II, RAIFs, and PEFs, this service was previously offered on-demand.

Allfunds Alternative Solutions will automate the operations for these funds and allow them to trade as omnibus accounts, meaning the manual processes and administrative requirements typically associated with the distribution of alternatives products are significantly reduced. Distribution networks are also enhanced, meaning products reach deeper into a wider pool of target clients.

An additional benefit for asset managers is the availability of a single, reliable and robust reporting point. The platform delivers information quickly and accurately, enabling managers to efficiently access and manage data.

FCRs to be integrated into AAS initially include vehicles managed by firms such as AMCHOR and Arcano.

Borja Largo, Chief Fund Groups Officer and Head of Allfunds Alternative Solutions, says: “We are pleased to welcome new products from AMCHOR and Arcano to our platform and thank them for their continued trust in Allfunds. At AAS we are committed to effectively transform and digitise alternative asset trading and today marks an important step into our exciting journey into the future.”

Alejandro Sarrate, Co-Founder and CEO of AMCHOR Investment Strategies, states: “This is an important step for the private markets industry. We are confident that Allfunds will help grow the market by simplifying the distribution and monitoring processes, as they have been doing for decades in the liquid world. We at AMCHOR are delighted to have taken part in its development and to be able to offer our investment programmes through the platform”.

José Luis del Río, CEO of Arcano Capital, adds: “We are very pleased to be able to contribute to the launch of the Allfunds Alternative Solutions platform, which will facilitate access to our alternative management products to a broader base of private banking clients. The incorporation of Arcano's funds to AAS is fully aligned with the digitalisation initiatives we have undertaken internally over the past few years to enhance our clients’ experience, improve the efficiency of our operations and expand our distribution capabilities”.

28 nov 2023