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    Every client brings a different case to the table. We focus on premier technology and knowledgeable, customer-focused people in order to offer the broadest range of top-quality services.

    Cybersecurity: Protecting client data through industry best practices

    2/15/2017
    Mutual Fund Solutions
    Cybersecurity is a prominent topic for all fund types, investment managers, boards and investors. U.S. Bancorp Fund Services recognized the need to create comprehensive policies and procedures as well as a communication program to help clients, auditors, regulators and chief compliance officers gain a better understanding of our entire program and the resources we devote to minimize cybersecurity risks.
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    Shadow Administration

    10/2/2014
    Alternative Investment Solutions
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    Shadow administration, a practice where more than one party tracks the fund’s activities while only one maintains the official books and records, has stepped into the spotlight in recent years as hedge funds have called for increased due diligence amid new regulations. Whether a fund is serviced by an in-house accounting department or through a third party administrator, shadow administrators can act as a complement to current business procedures.

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    Providing Cost-Effective Tax Services for MLPs

    11/21/2013
    Mutual Fund Solutions
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    U.S. Bancorp Fund Services has provided a full suite of services for funds investing in MLPs since 2004 and understands the nuances of various MLP fund structures. Through our relationships with outside audit firms, we are continually working to establish procedures compliant with IRS regulations, while providing possible efficiencies and cost savings for funds. We offer our clients consultative support and tax preparation services for multiple fund structures that invest in MLPs.
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    ETF Websites by Industry Experts

    3/5/2013
    Mutual Fund Solutions
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    As a complement to our full spectrum of fund services, U.S. Bancorp maintains a wholly-owned mutual fund distributor to support our clients, Quasar Distributors, LLC. Quasar aligns our processes with our clients' timelines to deliver design and data for mutual fund and exchange traded fund websites. Two ETF clients approached us with a need to establish websites for their recently launched funds. Read more about how Quasar was able to surpass our clients’ needs and expectations on delivery and industry experience.
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    Fund of Funds Conversion Process

    11/29/2012
    Alternative Investment Solutions
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    Last November, U.S. Bancorp’s Alternative Investment Services was selected to provide Fund Administration services to a leading investment consulting firm. Thanks to a dedicated conversion team committed to a smooth implementation, the first fund conversion was successfully completed in less than three months. The remaining fund conversions were scheduled in phases with the final funds fully converted and operational this month. Read more about how U.S. Bancorp Fund Services created a customized conversion and implementation plan.

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    Implementing a Knowledge Management System

    9/8/2010
    Mutual Fund Solutions
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    The need has never been greater for inclusive and dedicated quality resources where new ideas are cultivated and industry best-practices are not only shared, but defined. In order to respond to industry changes and challenges, our Transfer Agent became the first in the industry to become ISO 9001:2008 certified. Our continuous quality improvement initiatives have translated into the highest performance in the industry.

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    Innovating Successful Accounting Technology

    9/8/2010
    Mutual Fund Solutions
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    When faced with the challenge of customizing our fund accounting technology application, we analyzed our clients' needs and tracked industry trends to develop a best-in-class reporting workflow solution. We then partnered with Eagle Investment Systems LLC to apply the findings and pilot the technology that would shape the functionality of their Eagle STAR® system. By tailoring the system, we were able meet needs of our diverse client base.
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    Complete Transparency

    5/11/2010
    Mutual Fund Solutions
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    Our client came to U.S. Bancorp Fund Services looking for a provider who could support their image, reputation, and service levels. Our open communication, oversight, and proactive approach resulted in significant cost reduction and process optimization for our client.
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    Improving Operations by Creating Back-Office Efficiencies

    3/6/2010
    Alternative Investment Solutions
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    Our client was intent on improving operational efficiencies and was in need of customizable reporting specifically related to risk-management oversight, performance measurement, and investor servicing. By customizing our client’s process flow and service plan, we were able to deliver 100 percent of all their accounting, financial statement, tax, and investor reporting within or better than the client’s expectations and reporting timeline.

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    Creating Technology to Meet Client and Industry Requirements

    2/18/2010
    Mutual Fund Solutions
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    In response to the Securities and Exchange Commission's imposition of increased disclosure regulations upon mutual funds, which requires more frequent and transparent reporting, we leveraged our industry intelligence to identify and develop a new automated solution. U.S. Bancorp Fund Services increased the efficiency of creating compliant Schedules of Investments by 65 percent, elevated scalability and service levels, heighten risk mitigation and transparency, and increased data integrity.

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    Automating Monthly Accounting for Pooled SBA Loans

    1/20/2010
    Alternative Investment Solutions
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    By customizing schedules and procedures and automating manual processes, we were able to expedite our client’s valuation process by 50 percent and provide our client with their quarterly “Partner’s Preferred Return” approximately 10 days earlier.

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    Expedited Fund Launch

    1/20/2010
    Mutual Fund Solutions
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    An investment adviser came to us with an urgent need to establish a new mutual fund within a shared trust model and secure selling agreements with various financial intermediaries and mutual fund platforms. We combined our strong work ethic, expertise, and industry relationships with SEC staff and leading mutual fund distribution platforms to meet our client’s requirements and launch their Fund in 46 days— more than 60% faster than standard registration process timelines.
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    Proactively Stopping Fraudulent Activity

    1/20/2010
    Mutual Fund Solutions
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    Fund complexes require a service provider with aggressive Anti-Money Laundering (AML) controls and fraud detection programs to identify and prevent potentially significant fund losses. Our Transfer Agent AML and Fraud Department has detected and prevented more than $20 million in fraudulent activities since 2000. By focusing on areas of greatest risk, we are able to eliminate financial crime with a customer-centric perspective.
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