With the great recession seemingly behind us, mutual fund managers face very different challenges of a robust fund marketplace: continued investor pressures for fee limits, increased regulatory attention on derivatives and other alternative products, IRS updates in registered investment company (RIC) definitions, and upswings in demands for new product types such as exchange-traded funds. In order to stay competitive and manage costs, funds need specialized expertise without increased overhead. EisnerAmper’s mutual funds team offers comprehensive accounting and advisory support, allowing fund managers to remain focused on their core competencies of investment strategy, asset mix and portfolio performance.
For more than 30 years, EisnerAmper has worked with mutual funds and RICs, transfer agents and other fund service providers, offering a wide range of tax reporting and compliance, assurance, and advisory services. Fund managers engage us to help with intricate questions about fund structuring, excise tax and dividend calculations, asset pricing, diversification and risk assessment, as well as specialty issues such as anti-money laundering and cybersecurity. On a day-to-day basis, funds rely on us to help streamline and standardize their reporting processes and operations.
EisnerAmper clients benefit from expertise and a depth of resources that match those of national firms, applied with the agility and flexibility of a mid-sized firm, and the hands-on involvement of partners and senior practitioners in every engagement. With foreign participation in the U.S. fund industry increasing, and many U.S. funds defined by global investment strategies, we established EisnerAmper Global, a network of independent firms, with member offices in key financial centers around the world. Through EisnerAmper Global we are able to leverage local insight and resources around the world to focus on the international business concerns of our clients.
The mutual funds team is part of EisnerAmper’s larger Asset Management group, which also serves private equity funds, funds of funds, venture capital funds, management and general partner entities and institutional investors.
The fund industry has recognized the impact of our approach: EisnerAmper was named Hedgeweek’s “Top North American Accounting Firm” for 2015; voted a “Top Accounting Firm” for Institutional Investor’s Alpha Awards for the past 3 years, in all 5 of its surveyed aspects of service; and selected as the “Best Tax Advisor” by Alt Credit Intelligence.