Automation efficiency for funds distributors, platforms and transfer agents

Investors and regulators expect increased levels of transparency, compliance and customer service

Meet the needs of your customers and your business

In a broadening investment market, you’re operating in more geographies, with more market participants. You’re facing higher costs and risks from increasing regulations, such as Know Your Customer (KYC) reporting. And you’re dealing with intense competition and margin pressures.

So, whether you’re a funds distributor, platform or transfer agent, in the alternative or pension funds industry, you need better ways to communicate, process and comply - to save costs, improve the quality of your operations, and scale your business.

Our messaging solution for funds distribution standardises and automates your order flows, ensuring efficient STP and transparency. By using SWIFT, funds distributors have reduced order handling costs by up to 70 per cent.

All helping you to do more, for less. Securely, reliably and in line with international best practice.

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SWIFT for funds: Addressing compliance and automation

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Empowering the funds industry through automation

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Our expanding offering for the securities community

Supporting KYC due diligence

  • Simplify and reduce costs when onboarding new counterparties
  • Get validated up-to-date information from a single standardised source
  • Shared central service for better risk management and operational efficiency

To support your Know Your Customer (KYC) compliance requirements, SWIFT’s KYC Registry caters for funds distribution and custody clients.

Our solutions

Secure Financial Messaging

Funds distribution

Automate order flows including account openings, orders, confirmations, transfers, statements and reporting using ISO 20022 XML-based standards, ensuring efficient STP, interoperability and transparency.

Interfaces and Integration

Alliance Lite2

Alliance Lite2 offers cloud-based connectivity to funds distributors, platforms and transfer agents to reach their customers and counterparties.

Our integration products and services help you manage change.

When you’re implementing systems, infrastructure or business model changes, our integration and software adapters help you connect seamlessly to SWIFT.

Compliance and Shared Services

Get the benefits of The KYC Registry

A secure database for SWIFT members to store, maintain and access the critical data and documentation needed for KYC due diligence.

Have you discovered SWIFTRef?

SWIFTRef provides easy access to up-to-date, validated reference data. Find out how to save time and effort – and increase efficiency.

MyStandards

MyStandards is a collaborative online platform. It helps you manage and coordinate standards use across your business and with counterparties and customers.

Services

SWIFT and securities: training opportunities

We’ve a range of training opportunities to ensure you get the most from SWIFT for your business, including classroom, online and bespoke on-site options.

Expert advice from trusted partners

When you need implementation, integration or project management support, our Consulting Services can help reduce costs and risk and enable business growth and regulatory compliance, with expertise in areas such as ISO 20022.

The support you need

Benefit from the level of support that’s right for your business: on-site or online, 24x7 from our regional support centres.

Improve operational efficiency and reduce costs through:

  • Standardised and automated order flows
  • Improved transparency
  • Innovative compliance solutions