Brussels, Zurich, 20 March 2024 – Euroclear, the leading financial market infrastructure provider, announces a partnership with iCapital (iCapital, Inc., and its affiliates - together, “iCapital”), the global fintech platform, driving the world’s alternative investment marketplace for the wealth management industry.

With this partnership, Euroclear’s clients will gain enhanced access to a broader range of alternative investments, including private equity, private credit, real estate, infrastructure, and hedge funds. The iCapital funds available on iCapital Marketplace will complement and expand Euroclear FundsPlace’s current offerings, spanning multiple managers and investment strategies with reduced minimum investment requirements. This will make iCapital’s broad menu of investment opportunities available to over 2,500+ clients of Euroclear, including major private banks and custodians, in more than 120 countries.

Through the integration of technology, Euroclear and iCapital aim to streamline tasks such as subscription and administration processes of iCapital funds. This approach is designed to reduce operational challenges and increase efficiencies when investing in alternatives. Additionally, iCapital Marketplace will facilitate direct custody and execution flows to Euroclear, seeking to ensure a seamless and streamlined client journey, from education and investment selection to subscription, administration, life-cycle management and asset custody.

Philippe Laurensy, Global Head Product Expansion and Strategy at Euroclear said: “As a natural expansion of our newly launched service for private market funds, this partnership with iCapital marks an important milestone broadening the investment opportunities available to our clients. This collaboration will establish a new standard in operational efficiency and effectiveness, delivering mutual benefits to both organisations and most importantly, serving the best interests of our clients."

“The iCapital and Euroclear teams share the common vision to allow banks and wealth managers to efficiently incorporate private market funds in client portfolios to help meet their investment objectives,” said Marco Bizzozero, Head of International at iCapital. “This is another key milestone in iCapital‘s global expansion, and we are delighted to partner with Euroclear, a recognised financial market infrastructure provider, to make the growth and diversification opportunities that private markets can offer available to a broader number of investors.”

With Euroclear FundsPlace® fund management companies, banks, institutional investors and custodians can benefit from a single point of access to more than 250,000 funds across asset classes: mutual and money market funds, alternative funds (hedge and private market funds) and ETFs.

Providing access to a wide range of funds services (trading & custody, distribution, data services and operational due diligence), Euroclear FundsPlace delivers risk-mitigation, automation and efficiency at scale for its global client franchise.

About Euroclear

Euroclear group is the financial industry’s trusted provider of post trade services. Guided by its purpose, Euroclear innovates to bring safety, efficiency and connections to financial markets for sustainable economic growth. Euroclear provides settlement and custody of domestic and cross-border securities for bonds, equities and derivatives, and investment funds. As a proven, resilient capital market infrastructure, Euroclear is committed to delivering risk-mitigation, automation and efficiency at scale for its global client franchise. The Euroclear group comprises Euroclear Bank, the International CSD, as well as Euroclear Belgium, Euroclear Finland, Euroclear France, Euroclear Nederland, Euroclear Sweden, Euroclear UK & International.

About iCapital

iCapital powers the world’s alternative investment marketplace offering a complete suite of tools, end-to-end enterprise solutions, and an innovative operating system. iCapital is the trusted technology partner to independent financial advisors, wealth managers, and asset managers, offering unrivaled access, technology, and education to incorporate alternative assets into the core portfolio strategies for their clients.  

At the forefront of the digital transformation in alternative investing, iCapital's secure platform delivers a complete portfolio of management capabilities for education, transactions, data flows, analytics, and client support throughout the investment lifecycle. With $179 (as of January 31, 2024) billion in global platform assets, the iCapital operating system automates and streamlines the complex process of private market investing and seamlessly integrates with clients’ existing infrastructure platform and tools. 

iCapital employs more than 1200 people globally, and has 13 offices worldwide including New York, Greenwich, Zurich, Lisbon, London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, and Toronto.  iCapital has consistently been recognised for its outstanding innovation, fintech industry leadership, and performance including Forbes Fintech 50 for 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024 and MMI/Barron’s Industry Awards as Solutions Provider of the Year for 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023.

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"This collaboration will establish a new standard in operational efficiency and effectiveness, delivering mutual benefits to both organisations and most importantly, serving the best interests of our clients."

Philippe Laurensy, Global Head Product Expansion and Strategy, Euroclear

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