DMS Governance Acquires Host Capital Limited
DMS Governance (“DMS”), the worldwide leader in governance + risk + compliance announced today that it has acquired Host Capital Limited, an independent Authorised Corporate Director (“ACD”), regulated in the United Kingdom (“U.K.”) by the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”). This acquisition, together with a strong and experienced team, allows DMS to expand its European products and bespoke solutions to asset managers operating U.K. regulated investment funds and provide tailored solutions to assist with any Brexit concerns.
As a result of this acquisition, DMS will be uniquely placed to assist from inception to launch of FCA Authorised Collective Investment Schemes. DMS London office is led by Noelle White who is responsible for overseeing the strategic growth of its U.K. based team and products. Previously with Blackrock, Noelle has extensive experience in financial product development, operations and oversight.
Anne Storie, CEO commented, “We are delighted to welcome Host and its experienced team to DMS. This is a key acquisition for us that allows us to build on our existing client offering for our expanding European client base. Our clients in the UK, Ireland, and Luxembourg will now be able to take full advantage of our broadened comprehensive services.”
DMS’ European headquarters based in Ireland is authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland to act as an AIFM and UCITS Management Company and has been branched into Luxembourg in response to increased client interest in establishing Luxembourg investment products.
DMS has a successful track record as a European AIFM and UCITS Management Company supported by an experienced team of professionals unparalleled in any third-party management company offering.
In addition, its European group companies and business affiliates can support:
- Risk Management and regulatory reporting solutions
- Distribution support services
- European Structured Finance solutions
- Trade Execution
- Cash Management
- Banking & Trust
- Corporate Services
- Outsourcing Solutions to support the establishment of tax and regulatory substance in the European Union
Derek Delaney, COO advised, “DMS has been highly recognized for its pioneering work in the fund governance industry and this acquisition will allow us to develop and enhance our client offerings enabling us to serve our clients with intensity through every stage of their business growth.”