ManCo Services

We set the stage for your funds – in Europe and worldwide

ManCo Services in Luxembourg, Ireland and Germany for the full range of investment strategies

For experts by experts: as one of Europe’s leading fund service platforms and Super ManCos, we work with international asset managers who want to expand the focus of their fund distribution to Europe. 

At a glance

Universal Investment
Universal Investment is active both as a fund administrator and a management company in the three largest European fund hubs. This rare combination offers clients great flexibility – we are proud to be one of the few.
Katja Müller, Chief Customer Officer, Universal Investment

ManCo Services

Our ManCo Services

As a management company (ManCo), we take responsibility for risk management, assume responsibility for operational risk as well as compliance with regulatory requirements of the funds. Therefore you, as asset manager, can be confident that all applicable supervisory standards of the funds are met.

Instead of building your own complex, time-consuming and costly infrastructure, you can rely on our strong governance framework, our tried-and-tested risk- and IT-infrastructure, our supervisory model and the support of a team of more than 1,000 in-house experts.

Our team of experts and services can be integrated seamlessly into your processes. With the help of our independent open architecture, you are free to select your own partners. If desired, we will gladly facilitate access to our extensive network of existing service providers.

  • UCITS ManCo

    UCITS ManCo

    The legal framework of UCITS funds provides the standard regulation for retail investment funds within the EU. As a fund-service-platform with more than 50 years’ experience of launching and administering white-label funds, we will gladly support you in all aspects

    Our Services

    • Risk Management 
    • Supervision and monitoring of outsourced functions 
    • Compliance with all regulatory requirements for the funds
    • Monitoring fund compliance: ensuring funds are managed according to applicable laws and regulation
    • Reporting
    • Team of more than 1,000 experts 
  • AIFM ManCo

    AIFM ManCo

    Universal Investment draws on extensive experience as a structuring partner for alternative investment funds (AIFs). We provide the entire framework for AIFs and manage the risks within these AIF structures. AIFs include, hedge funds, private equity funds, real estate funds and infrastructure funds, to name a few. 

    Our Services

    • Risik management
    • Portfolio management
    • Transaction management
    • Valuation
    • Compliance
    • Provision of regulatory and AIFM substance requirements
    • Monitoring of outsourced functions: portfolio manager / administrator / transfer agent / distribution / other outsourced activities
    • Expertise


  • Additional Services

    Additional Services

    What sets us apart: our offering is not limited to the basic services of a ManCo. As a true one-stop-shop we are also able to provide the full range of comprehensive administration and various additional services

    Our Services

    • Domiciliation
    • Corporate Secretary
    • Tax support
    • Commission management
    • International fund registration services
    • Marketing & distribution support
    • FATCA & CRS (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act & Common Reporting Standard)
    • Anti-Money Laundering Reporting
    • KIID, PRIIPS, Solvency II
    • Reporting

Setup of a ManCo

Whether your success story has only just begun or whether you have already completed the first chapters: Take advantage of our cost-efficient and flexible ManCo solutions for all investment strategies.

Universal Investment

Advantages of a ManCo

Advantages of outsourcing ManCo functions

Focus on your core business

Our strengths in risk management gives you the protection you need. You will have a complete overview of your investments at any time and will thus be empowered to focus on your core competencies in portfolio management.


Our tried-and-tested processes and network of partners cut your time to market when launching new funds or asset classes.

Lower long-term costs and use of economies of scale

Instead of setting up your own management company, which is complex, time-consuming and cost-intensive, take advantage of our existing infrastructure to profit from lower administration and compliance costs.

Risks prevention

The responsibility for risk management and compliance lies with the ManCo – count on our team of in-house experts.

Profit from our experience

As an experienced structuring expert, we ensure compliance of the regulatory authorities’ substance requirements.

Increased visibility in the market

As one of the leading third-party ManCo providers in Luxembourg, Ireland and Germany, we provide you with the full range of fund services. We can assume responsibility for all your administration and if needed, support you with active sales and marketing solutions. Also, our open architecture approach facilitates access to our global network of service providers.

Active in all three leading fund hubs in Europe

We are one of the few service providers active in all three leading fund hubs in Europe

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Do you have any queries regarding our ManCo Services or would like a free consultation? Let’s talk.
Marcus Kuntz

Marcus Kuntz

Area Head Sales & Fund Distribution

+49 69 71043 190


Andreas Gessinger

Andreas Gessinger

Area Head Relationship Management Fund Initiators

+49 69 71043 552