Transfer Agent Services 101 - An Introduction for Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds
Advanced technology, years of industry-specific experience and a commitment to customer service is what makes a transfer agent provider the operational partner you want for your fund.
A third-party firm that handles back-office activities for an investment fund and operates as an intermediary between fund managers, investors, financial advisers, auditors and other participants and verifies and manages the distribution of investment assets is known as a transfer agent. A transfer agent services provider’s obligations vary depending on a fund’s business needs and industry area (private equity, venture capital, hedge fund, etc.). A transfer agent, strictly speaking, is an entity tasked with facilitating the transfer of a security from one party to another. The work of a transfer agent is often expanded, however, to cover a variety of back-office activities for an investment fund.