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We have been providing services to UK and offshore closed-ended funds since 1986. We are one of the leaders in the field, providing a high-touch and specialist service to the sector’s most prestigious funds and the only provider that can provide a full end-to-end service under one roof. Specialist fund services represent a core focus to our business. Our flexible model and comprehensive services suite allows us to tailor our offering to meet our clients’ exact requirements and our credentials are impressive:

  • We service over £7bn of closed-ended fund assets 
  • We have been engaged by over 60% of existing UK real estate investment trusts (REITs) 
  • We provide registrar services to 60% of all UK investment companies 
  • Our systems and controls are compliant with SSAE 3402 level II and aligned to the rules and principals of the FCA. 

Experience of working across a range of structures including:

  • UK listed investment companies 
  • Venture capital trusts 
  • Real estate funds (REITs, PAIFs, ACSs, JPUTs) 
  • Infrastructure funds 

We aim to provide a personal, flexible and high quality service to our clients and their investors. We employ only highly qualified and experienced staff, with one of the highest percentages of qualified accountants in the fund services industry. We invest heavily in technology (most recently we have implemented the market leading Yardi accounting platform to provide enhanced capabilities to real estate funds). This has earned us an enviable reputation in the market and sets us apart from our major competitors.

Key elements of our service across the entire fund lifecycle include:

  • Fund/company formation and re-domiciliation 
  • IPO services including corporate governance and FPPP accounting support 
  • Listing support and compliance 
  • Special Purpose Vehicles, compliance and accounting 
  • Fund administration and accounting 
  • AIFM and management company services 
  • Provision of directors and trustees (for Jersey funds only) 
  • Risk and portfolio management 
  • Regulatory compliance support 
  • Custody services (for Jersey funds only) 
  • Registrar services, including AGM support and receiving agent 
  • Company secretarial 
  • Desktop publishing for annual reports and other corporate documents 
  • Payroll for directors.

Hamish Archibald - Associate Director & Head of Sales 
hamish.archibald@linkgroup.co.uk
020 7954 9571

Tracey Brady – Managing Director, Company Matters
Tracey.brady@linkgroup.co.uk
+44 (0) 20 7954 9582

Gary Burns – Head of Business Development, Corporate and Private Clients
gary.burns2@linkgroup.co.uk
+44 (0) 20 7397 6308

Gordon Shaw - Managing Director, Specialist Funds
g.shaw@linkgroup.co.uk
+44 (0) 7710 382937

Katherine Taylor – Head of Corporate Advisory
katherine.taylor@linkgroup.co.uk
+44 (0)20 7954 9667


Shareholder registration

We deliver shareholder services for companies and funds predominantly listed on AIM or London’s main market, and the Irish Stock Exchange. Our experienced teams support onshore and offshore companies and are involved in every aspect of the market, from registrar functions to highly specialised areas like corporate actions.

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Initial Public Offering (IPO)

We are a leading provider of IPO services with tailored services to support you before, during and after listing, including full assistance for any retail elements. Our experience in delivering IPO solutions is unrivalled in the industry, having supported circa 50% of all UK listings since 2005.

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Closed-ended funds

We service £7bn of closed-ended fund assets, providing end-to-end support including registrar services, IPO support, fund accounting and SPV set-up.

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Company secretarial

We are branded, Company Matters, and are one of the UK’s largest professional services secretarial teams, providing a comprehensive outsourced service including global statutory compliance and meeting support. With offices in the UK, Jersey and mainland Europe, we can support both domestic and international clients with all aspects of their company secretarial and governance needs.

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Special Purpose Vehicles

We provide comprehensive management, administration and accounting services for Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) and holding companies. We have teams across the UK and several European jurisdictions including Jersey, Ireland, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Hungary and Germany. We also provide administration services for companies incorporated in the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands.

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Outsourcing services

Trading under the Throgmorton brand, we are one of the leading specialist finance accountancy and outsourcing service providers. We have a wealth of knowledge across a range of industries with a particular focus on financial services.

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