Outsourced Fund Administration Serving Private Equity

Creative Solutions For Today’s Toughest Challenges

PEF Services is a recognized leader in delivering cost-effective, best-in-class solutions to Funds and General Partnerships, including Buyout, Venture, Emerging Managers, Real Estate, Debt, Fund of Funds, Co-investment, SPVs and SBIC.

We combine senior-level expertise, proven onboarding processes, and flexible, best-in-class technologies to create solutions that elevate performance for General Partner entities and Limited Partners, including SBIC fund managers. We help our clients achieve greater transparency and data integrity, gain efficiencies, reduce costs, scale their operations, and confidently meet regulatory requirements and investor expectations.

Fund Administration

PEF Services is the new standard in providing high-value, high-touch Fund Administration services and technology solutions that elevate operational performance to drive and support sustainable growth.  PEF’s high-touch, responsive service model is founded on three key elements. We start by leading you through an onboarding process that has been refined over the years to maximize efficiency, ease, and transparency. Next, we assemble a hand-picked team that gives you access to senior-level expertise at all times. And, we support the engagement with a mix of proprietary and industry-standard technologies that deliver a new level of visibility and analytic insight into your portfolio. Our approach to fund administration combines exceptional teams, proven processes, and industry-leading technology.

  • Fund Accounting
  • Financial Reporting
  • Administration & Compliance
  • Capital Management
  • Investor Services

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General Partner Entities

PEF offers a complete, outsourced fund administration solution for General Partner entities that includes fund accounting, financial reporting, and capital management.

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Management Company Services

Supported by senior professionals with extensive experience in alternative investments, PEF Services provides a complete, outsourced bookkeeping solution that enables management companies to re-focus their efforts on growth and strategic operations.

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AML/KYC Investor Services

We perform a complete range of investor identification, diligence, verification, and monitoring services, including AML/KYC. Our investor services team plays a critical role in a fund manager’s due diligence process.

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Treasury Services

We prepare and review transaction requests to help you minimize the time and effort you spend on day-to-day banking activities.

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SBIC Fund Services

Small Business Investment Companies (SBIC) are attractive investment funds, enabling General Partners to access government leverage at low rates that enhance returns. SBIC funds also come with more complex administrative, reporting and compliance requirements, and those requirements are changing all the time. With deep roots in the SBIC community, a high-touch approach to service, and a best-of-breed technology platform to support you and your investors, PEF helps firms meet complex SBIC fund reporting and compliance requirements confidently.

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Limited Partner Administration

The administration of illiquid alternative assets has become increasingly complex. Investors and investment boards are more sophisticated, compliance requirements are more rigorous, and access to advanced analytics is more critical to investment performance than ever before. PEF helps you meet these challenges by managing the day-to-day requirements, providing senior-level insight into strategic matters, and empowering more confident, effective decision-making through timely and meaningful analytics.

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PEF provides targeted guidance for emerging managers, spin-out groups, and first time funds. Additionally, we provide consulting for wind-down or end-of-life funds, SBIC funds, litigation situations, and other complex administration projects. We use proven processes, flexible technology, and unmatched expertise to support funds of all sizes, from startups and smaller funds to those with billion-dollar commitments, and help General Partner entities demonstrate the highest levels of transparency and professionalism to their investors.

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Fund Administration Outsourcing

As recent as two decades ago, few firms outside of the hedge fund market would have considered outsourcing fund administration. But as industry pressures have transformed this back-office function, outsourced fund administration has become a viable option for funds of every size and type, including venture, buyout, debt, real estate, SPVs, fund of funds, and more.

This white paper examines some of the top considerations informing the decision to outsource fund administration, provides key criteria to apply to the task of selecting a fund administrator, and provides a useful checklist for evaluating the capabilities and cultural fit of shortlisted fund administration partners.

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Benefits of Outsourcing Private Equity

Fund Administration

In the past decade, the private capital industry has changed—and grown—dramatically.

As the pace of change accelerates, a growing number of investment firms of every size and type are rethinking their back-office strategy...and turning to outsourced fund administration.

“Working with PEF has allowed me to trust that I can hand over fund administration to someone who knows exactly what to do.”


Managing Director, First Capital Partners