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IQ-EQ takes home “Fund Administrator of the Year” at the inaugural SuperReturn

IQ-EQ, a leading investor services group, has won “Fund Administrator of the Year” at the first ever SuperReturn Awards in Amsterdam on Tuesday. SuperReturn runs the world’s largest private equity and venture capital event series, and the awards aim to highlight pioneers in private equity.

The recognition comes after another successful year of growth for IQ-EQ. The company completed a number of transformational acquisitions throughout 2018, significantly expanding its geographical footprint to 23 jurisdictions with 2,450+ people globally, as well as its product offering for clients. This expansion has increased the combined value of the funds under administration by IQ-EQ to $400 billion, up from $250 billion in 2018.  This encompasses 600 funds worldwide, including the majority of the top private equity firms.

IQ-EQ has also expanded its technology offering, launching its own Investor Solutions platform to deliver real-time portfolio data reporting and analysis, as well as through its acquisition of regulatory hosting and outsourced compliance specialists, Lawson Connor, whose MaxComply software utilises the latest in RegTech to provide clients with end-to-end compliance and regulatory support.

Justin Partington, Group Head of Funds said: “Winning this coveted new award is testament to the immense growth that our group has experienced over the past 18 months. We have significantly extended our worldwide footprint, and strengthened our product offering with innovative technological solutions, to provide one of the most comprehensive global solutions in the alternative funds space.  This allows us to provide our clients international support combined with regional expertise across the world.

“The award would not have been ours without the support of our valued clients and the incredible hard work and dedication of our people, so I’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you and well done to everyone involved.”

The inaugural SuperReturn Awards aimed to recognise and commend the companies driving forward private equity. Winners were selected by a diverse group of experienced private equity professionals from an array of leading international firms.


 About IQ-EQ

IQ-EQ is a leading investor services group that brings together that rare combination of global expertise and a deep understanding of the needs of clients. We have the know how and the know you that allows us provide a comprehensive range of compliance, administration, asset and advisory services to investment funds, global companies, family offices and private clients globally.

IQ-EQ employs a global workforce of 2,450+ people located in 23 jurisdictions and has assets under administration (AUA) exceeding US$400 billion. IQ-EQ works with seven of the top 10 global private equity firms.

Also part of the IQ-EQ group of companies, but who retain their own standalone brands, are: First National Trustee Company (FNTC), Lawson Conner, Equitis and The Private Office and Peru & Partners.

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