Cashwerkz has entered a new business venture, creating a funds incubator to aid fresh fund managers entering the market, alongside the launch of its bonds subsidiary.
The funds incubator, Fund Income, is a fully owned subsidiary, established with the aim to accommodate fund manager entrants into the market, who are looking for assistance to launch their fund.
It could be set to offer services such as licensing, distribution and connection to other brands in the funds management industry.
Cashwerkz reported it had been working with suppliers of custody, legal and compliance, finance and technology to package up a proposition to new fund managers, which will include its technology and infrastructure assets.
Fund Income will take an equity position in each fund, creating asset value for Cashwerkz, as well as shared revenue in line with equity ownership.
The group is in the process of recruiting for the subsidiary, hunting for a chief officer of operations, head of distribution as well as marketing and administration roles. It is also in discussions with potential board directors.
Cashwerkz said it expects to be able to declare the Fund Income board by the end of September.
The group has also committed to updating the market when it has agreed terms with new fundies.
The cash management marketplace provider has also built a bond distribution business within its group, Bond Income, which is now set to offer bond and fixed income solutions to wholesale investors and financial advisers.
Cashwerkz reported the fully owned subsidiary will increase its revenue capability, “given the additional margins bonds and fixed income products have over cash and term deposit margins”.
Group chief executive Jon Lechte said all initially required hires have been made, technology agreements with global suppliers are in force and the business is now operating ahead of schedule.
In May, the group raised $5 million capital to build the business and to have it fully operational by October.
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