Kaufman Rossin Group Launches New Fund Administration Firm

Kaufman Rossin Alternative Investment Services serves hedge funds, private equity firms and other investment industry clients

The Kaufman Rossin Group announced the launch of Kaufman Rossin Alternative Investment Services, a full-service provider of fund administration services to the investment industry.

Kaufman Rossin Alternative Investment Services is led by Keith Sharkey, who is also a financial services principal and management committee member at affiliate CPA and advisory firm Kaufman Rossin.

“With increasing consolidation in the industry over the past few years, we saw an opportunity to provide a more comprehensive service experience for investment firms and their funds, complete with a dedicated team and access to sophisticated tax structuring and planning and other services through our affiliation with Kaufman Rossin,” said Sharkey. “We want to be more than just compliance providers for our clients. We want to be their trusted resource.”

Kaufman Rossin Alternative Investment Services provides a full suite of services: onboarding (setup); administration, including fund accounting, investor services, treasury services, audit liaison and financial statement footnote preparation; tax services; and regulatory reporting related to the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and Common Reporting Standard (CRS).

The firm serves clients across the investment industry, including:

  • Hedge funds
  • Fund of hedge funds
  • Private equity funds
  • Fund of private equity funds
  • Venture capital funds
  • Real estate funds
  • Managed accounts
  • High-net-worth individuals
  • Registered investment advisors
  • Family offices
  • Investment managers
  • Commodity pool operators
  • Commodity trading advisers

The Kaufman Rossin Group has been providing outsourced accounting, audit and tax services to investment funds for decades. In 2015, the group sold its previous award-winning fund administration firm to a global public company, after building it from the ground up.

“As part of the Kaufman Rossin Group, Kaufman Rossin Alternative Investment Services clients benefit from the power of a full firm with deep investment industry experience,” said Kaufman Rossin CEO Blain Heckaman. “We audit funds, we have deep regulatory expertise and experience with both the SEC and FINRA, and we have tax professionals with the knowledge to help with even the most complex tax scenarios. We know what’s required by lenders, regulators and investors, and we can be an invaluable resource and partner for fund managers.”