Cross-Border Fund Services

Specialist services for globally distributed funds

Supporting you and your investors

Distributing funds cross-border accesses new investors yet comes with the challenge of managing complex global markets, differing local investor requirements, and a changing regulatory landscape.


Working with the most sophisticated global asset managers, we help you grow and scale your business, enhance efficiencies to help reduce cost and risk, and oversee complex operating models.


Our unique global service model and single technology platform allow us to be more proactive, react faster, and deliver consistent, superior service to you and, importantly, to your investors.


Fund Distribution Outlook: How to Differentiate Distribution in 2024

An effective distribution strategy is paramount in today’s challenging environment. With slow market growth, regulatory challenges, and increasingly sophisticated investor expectations, it’s arguably easier to retain and upsell to existing investors than acquire new investors. However, there is no one single optimal strategy in the search for success, and instead many disparate elements that must work in unison.

About Cross-Border Fund Services

We focus on servicing Luxembourg and Ireland domiciled UCITS and non-UCITS, U.K., U.S., Cayman, and Hong Kong domiciled funds.

Benefit from specialist expertise and regulatory intelligence to support distribution in Europe, the Greater China region, Latin America, the U.S., and Japan.

We align your service teams with your location, domiciles, and markets of distribution, to offer a tailored, high-quality service experience.

A seamless investor experience is a top priority. We treat each investor as a client, delivering high-touch, customized onboarding and servicing as they open accounts and invest into your funds.

With markets moving quickly and data coming from multiple sources, getting access to timely and accurate data in one place is a challenge.

With BBH’s digital client platform, Infuse®, you can access tools that help you oversee your business, address vulnerabilities, and spot new opportunities.

Our Latest Insights

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    BBH presents its 2024 Fund Distribution Outlook, which discusses how asset managers around the world are adapting their distribution efforts to a challenging fund-raising environment, regulatory changes, and technological advancements.
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    The goal of the European Long-Term Investment Fund to provide much needed funding for small and mid-cap private companies has not been met yet, but a redesign could change that, write Holly Gardner and Adrian Whelan
  • Dynamic wave of glowing particles
    For asset managers, ensuring that their distribution, the experience they give to their clients, and their product diversification are fit for operating in a new environment is critical. At the inaugural BBH Insights Exchange event, industry experts discussed challenges that firms may face and how they can adapt.

What We Offer

  • Custody and Fund Services

    Specialist expertise across the full suite of custody and fund services

  • Transfer Agency

    Global transfer agency and shareholder servicing

  • Depositary & Trustee

    Expert global trustee and depositary servicing

  • Foreign Exchange

    Operational and strategic FX services and technology

  • Securities Lending

    Tailored programs to deliver performance, control and transparency

  • Technology and Data Services

    Technology and data services for your operating model

  • Alternative Fund Services

    Custody, administration and investor services for liquid and illiquid assets

  • ETF Services

    Comprehensive custody and administration services for ETFs

  • Investment Operations

    Open architecture platform of technology and managed services

Contact Us

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