With the implementation of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) and increasing upcoming regulation, such as UCITS V & VI, transparency and investor protection are taking centre stage in the regulation of the fund industry. The protection of investor assets is being imposed on investment fund depositaries through common asset restitution liabilities.

Transparency is seen as the driver for improved accountability and efficient capital allocation.

At KAS Trust we are a 100% subsidiary of KAS BANK N.V., a pan European specialist custodian and investment service provider. As KAS Trust we independently act as the depositary for investment funds. We are an authorised investment firm with over 20 years of depositary experience regulated by the AFM in the Netherlands.

As your depositary in the Netherlands, KAS Trust assures your compliance with the relevant AIFMD & UCITS requirements. This includes acting as the custodian of your fund's assets and protecting the interests of your investors.

At KAS Trust we have structured our depositary services team to meet the varied needs and challenges you, as a fund manager, face. We demonstrate this by providing you with:

Confidence through independence
  • Responsible for compliance and control
  • Neutral and independent from your investment manager
  • Supervision over whole custody chain
Dedication through specialisation
  • 'Pure play' depositary - sole purpose to act as depositary for AIFMD & UCITS Funds
  • Long standing experience as a depositary
  • No conflicts of interest - we act in the interest of your investors
Excellence through Client Services
  • Direct access to your team of depositary and securities service specialists
  • Strong and well-structured working relationship to supporting your business
  • We keep you up to date with the latest regulatory changes and provide you with implementation support