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by FundsDLT
| 08/12/2023 14:15:00

FundsDLT’s Cloud and Blockchain-based transfer agency SaaS will enable Standard Chartered to offer asset managers a streamlined and efficient front-to-back solution.

FundsDLT, a leader in the deployment of Blockchain technology in the fund industry, announced the launch of its digital transfer agency services with leading international banking group Standard Chartered. The initial phase of this integration will be launched in the Middle East and North Africa, allowing the bank to enhance its service offerings for investment funds and asset managers.

Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) is instrumental in augmenting linkages between players, enhancing transparency, and facilitating fund distribution and operations. The integration of FundsDLT is testament to the bank’s innovative approach to asset and securities services globally, by enhancing efficiencies within the fund distribution space and initiating transfer agency services.

This move is designed to address manual-intensive transfer agency processes and the growth challenges of retail fund distribution. By leveraging FundsDLT’s regulated and secure cloud and blockchain-based transfer agency software, Standard Chartered aims to offer asset managers enhanced digital capabilities, allowing them to serve their clients efficiently and innovatively.

FundsDLT’s platform is recognised for its robust technical and secure infrastructure, which aligns with Standard Chartered’s objective and standards of delivering efficient and state-of-the-art front-to-back solutions.

Olivier Portenseigne, CEO of FundsDLT, commented: “This collaboration with Standard Chartered underscores a mutual commitment to driving digital innovation in the fund industry and is a pragmatic approach to streamline operations and enhance service delivery. We are confident that this integration will offer a more efficient and comprehensive solution for asset managers.”

Ying Ying Tan, Global Head of Products, Financing and Securities Services at Standard Chartered, said: “With an unrivalled coverage across Asia, Africa and the Middle East for our fund services, we continuously look to deliver innovative solutions that can support asset managers and their clients in achieving both cost and processing efficiencies. Our collaboration with FundsDLT builds on this objective by transforming traditional transfer agency services into a model that offers streamlined and accelerated processes as well as reduced operational cost.”

About FundsDLT
FundsDLT enables all actors of the investment fund distribution chain (asset managers, asset services, distributors, and advisors) to sell funds through a next-generation, decentralised platform, significantly reducing administration costs and the time to process transactions. It streamlines a range of repetitive fund operational activities by using Blockchain to automate several processes in a secure manner. By enabling the re-engineering of the fund distribution chain, it makes fund distribution easier, cheaper, and more transparent.

Initiated by the Luxembourg Stock Exchange in 2016, FundsDLT was recently acquired by Deutsche Börse Group (pending regulatory approval). FundsDLT’s journey reflects its commitment to innovation and efficiency, setting a precedent for Blockchain application in investment funds.

Read the original press release here.