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Allfunds and BCC Iccrea Group finalise the acquisition of the Local Paying Agent business of Iccrea Banca

4 December 2023 - Allfunds Group plc (“Allfunds”) (AMS: ALLFG), one of the world’s leading B2B WealthTech platforms for the fund industry, and Iccrea Banca, the parent company of the BCC Iccrea Group (the fourth banking group in Italy in terms of total assets, €168.2 billion, and second in terms of branches in the country, about 2,440), announce that on Friday 1 December both entities signed the closing of the agreement under which Allfunds acquires Iccrea Banca’s local paying agent business (Banca Corrispondente e Banca Agente), including a long-term exclusivity agreement.

With this operation, Allfunds will build upon its position in the local paying agent business in Italy, increase its level of customer service and, at the same time, strengthen its partnership with a leading financial institution in the country.

The deal will create value for Allfunds’ shareholders generating EBITDA margin and adjusted EPS accretion from year 1. The transaction has been fully funded through the Allfunds Group revolving credit facility and has a neutral impact on Allfunds Banking Group’s capital position.

This agreement is part of the BCC Iccrea Group's strategy aimed at supporting development projects in the area of asset management, and will allow the Group to capitalise on the value of these assets and to further increase its solid capital ratios.

Dec 4, 2023

Allfunds announces UK dual-regulation as it strengthens UK footprint

London, 30 November – Allfunds (AMS:ALLFG), the leading B2B WealthTech platform for the fund management industry, today announces that is has been authorised to operate as a Third Country Branch in the UK, strengthening its business footprint in the UK market.

Allfunds’ UK business will be dual-regulated by both the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), anticipating the end of the Temporary Permissions Regime for UK branches of EEA-regulated firms. Under its FCA authorization, it will operate under the UK’s Client Assets Sourcebook (CASS) regulatory provisions in offering client assets safekeeping under its UK nominee accounts structure. 

Allfunds’ authorisation in the UK symbolises its commitment to the highest levels of regulatory adherence in the key markets in which the business operates. The authorisation also cements Allfunds’ status as a leading, responsible provider of financial and banking services to a growing roster of clients in the UK wealth management market, encompassing investment management and insurance firms plus intermediary and pensions platforms.

Tom Wooders, UK Country Head of Allfunds of Allfunds commented: “Allfunds’ authorisation in the UK marks an important milestone in the continued growth of our business in a key global market, while also demonstrating our commitment to ensuring strong performance that ultimately underpins the quality of the service received by our clients. Allfunds’ regulatory authorisation in the UK comes at a critical time, as the industry seeks trusted partners for the delivery of sophisticated, high-quality services and greater efficiencies in their own client service. We are confident this milestone will strengthen our existing client relationships while positioning us strongly to capitalise on demand for services such as those Allfunds provide.”

Nov 30, 2023

Allfunds Alternative Solutions Expands Trading Platform to Include Spanish Private Equity Funds

Madrid, 28 November 2023 - Allfunds (AMS:ALLFG), one of the leading B2B WealthTech platform for the funds industry, announces that its alternative asset platform, Allfunds Alternative Solutions (‘AAS’), has developed new functionalities that will allow trading with Spanish private equity funds (‘Fondos de Capital Riesgo’ or ‘FCRs’).

AAS was launched in 2023 with the aim to facilitate scalable growth within the alternative assets marketplace by fostering closer collaboration between distributors and managers, while simultaneously developing and adapting the necessary technology for more streamlined management of illiquid strategies. The introduction of FCRs is a significant milestone for Allfunds as it seeks to meet the growing demand from its clients, particularly in the private banking sector, for enhanced access to alternative assets and private markets. While Allfunds has prior experience managing assets in specialized vehicles such as FCRs, UCITs, ELTIFs, UCI Part II, RAIFs, and PEFs, this service was previously offered on-demand.

Allfunds Alternative Solutions will automate the operations for these funds and allow them to trade as omnibus accounts, meaning the manual processes and administrative requirements typically associated with the distribution of alternatives products are significantly reduced. Distribution networks are also enhanced, meaning products reach deeper into a wider pool of target clients.

An additional benefit for asset managers is the availability of a single, reliable and robust reporting point. The platform delivers information quickly and accurately, enabling managers to efficiently access and manage data.

FCRs to be integrated into AAS initially include vehicles managed by firms such as AMCHOR and Arcano.

Borja Largo, Chief Fund Groups Officer and Head of Allfunds Alternative Solutions, says: “We are pleased to welcome new products from AMCHOR and Arcano to our platform and thank them for their continued trust in Allfunds. At AAS we are committed to effectively transform and digitise alternative asset trading and today marks an important step into our exciting journey into the future.”

Alejandro Sarrate, Co-Founder and CEO of AMCHOR Investment Strategies, states: “This is an important step for the private markets industry. We are confident that Allfunds will help grow the market by simplifying the distribution and monitoring processes, as they have been doing for decades in the liquid world. We at AMCHOR are delighted to have taken part in its development and to be able to offer our investment programmes through the platform”.

José Luis del Río, CEO of Arcano Capital, adds: “We are very pleased to be able to contribute to the launch of the Allfunds Alternative Solutions platform, which will facilitate access to our alternative management products to a broader base of private banking clients. The incorporation of Arcano's funds to AAS is fully aligned with the digitalisation initiatives we have undertaken internally over the past few years to enhance our clients’ experience, improve the efficiency of our operations and expand our distribution capabilities”.

Nov 28, 2023

Allfunds Private Partners programme onboards KKR

Madrid, 6 November – Allfunds (AMS:ALLFG), the leading B2B Wealth Tech platform for the fund management industry, announces that global investment firm KKR is the latest member to join the Allfunds Private Partners programme (APP).


The APP programme, which was launched earlier this year, is successfully establishing a tight network of collaborators who are dedicated to improving access to private market funds for distributors. The programme combines the deep asset class expertise and leading investment management capabilities of its members - prominent alternative asset management and financial services firms - with Allfunds’ global distribution experience, sophisticated technology, and dedicated specialised teams.


By joining the APP programme, KKR will effectively broaden its distribution reach for its strategies, targeting several key segments, including wealth management and private banking, where appetite for private market investments remains strong. KKR will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the group as a whole as a leader in the alternative investment industry with a 47-year track record.


Borja Largo, Chief Fund Groups Officer and Head of Allfunds Alternative Solutions, commented: “We are thrilled to welcome KKR and proud that our group of partners is consolidating with leading names and a great commitment to overcome the traditional barriers that this asset class faces. Although there is still much to accomplish, we are confident in our success and the progress we have made so far.”

Eric Mogelof, Partner, Head of Global Client Solutions added: “We are excited to partner with Allfunds as we continue to expand our wealth solutions globally, and, importantly, provide innovative ways for eligible individual investors to access KKRs global platform of investment capabilities.”

Nov 6, 2023

Antonio Varela Joins Allfunds as Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Madrid, 2 November 2023 - Allfunds, the leading B2B WealthTech platform for the funds industry, announces today that Antonio Varela will be joining Allfunds as its new Chief Operating Officer, starting December 2023. Based in Zurich, Antonio will report directly to Juan Alcaraz, Chief Executive Officer, and will join Allfunds’ Executive Committee. Antonio, in his capacity as COO, will have oversight of the Operations and Information Technology departments.

Antonio brings extensive expertise in digital technologies and transformation, having served as the Head of Global Wealth EMEA Technology and Operations at Citi, as well as Swiss Senior Country Operations Officer. Prior to joining Citi, Antonio held various positions at Credit Suisse in the Group’s COO division, including responsibilities for Cloud Adoption globally and Head of Private Banking Technology for the Americas region. His contributions extended to roles in New York as the Americas Regional Lead for the Group’s CTO, leading teams for Risk & Finance, Corporate Systems Technology, and Operations.

Antonio holds a degree in International Business from Loop College and has completed an Advanced Management Program (AMP) from Duke University.

Antonio Varela said: "I am thrilled to join Allfunds at this exciting time of growth and innovation. I look forward to working with this talented team to continue delivering our best-in-class solutions for clients and partners, as well as driving operational efficiency and excellence across the organization."

Juan Alcaraz, CEO of Allfunds, stated: “As COO Antonio will lead core areas that are in great part the engine of Allfunds as a WealthTech company. Technology and Operations are key to our platform’s differentiated value and instrumental to our success as a business. Antonio’s experience, drive, and deep knowledge of the financial landscape will be instrumental in supporting our strategic vision and ambitions.”

Nov 2, 2023