New York, December 14 2015 – MUFG Investor Services, the global asset servicing arm of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, has gained all regulatory approvals for its acquisition of UBS Asset Management’s Alternative Fund Services (AFS) business and the acquisition has closed.
The deal forms part of MUFG Investor Services’ strategy to build a global industry-leading fund administrator. The AFS acquisition raises MUFG Investor Services’ total assets under administration to $266bn across 2,300 funds.
Junichi Okamoto, Group Head of Trust Assets Business Group, Deputy President, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation said: “AFS is a strategic addition to our business and demonstrates our commitment and ambitions within the fund administration industry. MUFG Investor Services is committed to supporting clients throughout the investment lifecycle by taking a partnership driven approach, underpinned by technological innovation.
“The asset servicing and specifically fund administration landscape is changing significantly under the pressure of increased demands from regulators, managers and investors. As part of one of the largest banks in the world, with $2.4 trillion in assets, we are in an excellent position to offer the complex solutions that clients require to continually meet these challenges.
“We will be announcing further developments, aimed at enhancing our client and market proposition over the coming months.”
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MUFG Investor Services provides asset servicing solutions to clients globally. Leveraging the financial and intellectual capital of MUFG – one of the largest banks in the world with $2.4 trillion in assets – we provide clients access to a range of leading solutions from fund administration, custody, foreign exchange, trustee services, and depositary to securities lending and other banking services.
MUFG has 90 years of custody experience, 350 years of banking history and has run a global securities lending program for 20 years.
MUFG provides administration services for 2,300 funds with $266bn in assets under administration across all investment strategies, asset types and fund structures.
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