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.

Germany: Navigating the UCITS Distribution Landscape

BBH hosted a webinar of cross-border fund experts to discuss the potential of the German market and provide guidance on the best ways to market and distribute to local investors.

Non-professional Access to Private Markets: Why ELTIFs are Seeing Growth, Growth, & More Growth

June 08, 2021
Adrian Whelan sits down with Lata Vyas to discuss the latest development in the ELTIF and how it is finding ways to make private markets available to a broader market.

Our Latest Insights

  • Dresden old town skyline along the Elbe river with reflection during evening twilight. Germany.
    BBH hosted a webinar of cross-border fund experts to discuss the potential of the German market and provide guidance on the best ways to market and distribute to local investors.
  • Sun beams through the cloud forest next to a partially lit Inca Trail
    BBH’s Market Intelligence team reviews opportunities in Latin America and how best to access this promising market.
  • Conveyors with cardboard boxes on white background. 3d illustration
    Amid new rules for cross-border funds in Europe, BBH’s Killian Lonergan sets out the gamechangers for distribution and how fund managers are partnering with external providers in their distribution efforts

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.

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

2021 Financial Institutions C-Suite Survey: Resiliency Reigns Supreme

We surveyed private and universal banks on their thoughts about how their approach to business has changed due to working remotely and the future going forward. The survey key findings highlight the challenges, the response, and how we all see new ways of working post-pandemic.

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