Game-changing ID Register goes from strength to strength with advice from Carey Olsen

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | Carey Olsen

One year after launch, the revolutionary Guernsey-based private funds platform, The ID Register (, has grown substantially with help from Carey Olsen.

The ID Register is a universal investor onboarding platform created in response to the changing regulatory requirements and frustration in the funds industry at the lengthy paper-based processes for customer due diligence (CDD); it lets users create one complete Know Your Client and FATCA profile and share it securely with their counterparts.

Director of The ID Register, Tim Andrews, said: “The ID Register has doubled in size in less than 12 months by…

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KNOW YOUR CUSTOMER: Background checks

Monday, October 30, 2017 | Fiona Rintoul (Funds Europe)

As asset managers face further pressure to carry out checks that used to be left to banks, Know-your-customer processes are industrialising. By Fiona Rintoul.

Partly in response to regulatory requirements, know-your-customer (KYC) has become an important part of client management for asset managers.

Stemming partly from an international clampdown on money laundering and tax evasion, and partly from the investor protection aims of the new Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II), firms must compile an unholy mix of personal data and information related to a client’s investment goals.

“The primary driver in r…

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ID Register celebrates its first birthday

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 | The ID Register

The ID Register an online platform which makes the Know Your Client (KYC) process quicker, easier and more cost effective celebrated its first birthday on 22 July 2017.

Since its launch the platform has grown rapidly with more than 17,500 registered investors and 140 GPs including StepStone, Gilde, Adam Street Partners and TDR Capital. It is a revolution for the investor onboarding process in the private funds market and it is proving very popular in the US market.

Backed by leading fund administrator, Ipes, The ID Register was developed in response to the changing regulatory requirements for KYC. The UK Financial Conduc…

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The ID Register: A More Efficient Universal Onboarding Platform

Thursday, July 13, 2017 | StepStone Global

StepStone's latest research, The ID Register: A More Efficient Universal Onboarding Platform, examines several initiatives that Private Markets have taken to reduce the cost and complexity inherent to the investor onboarding process. Standardization in financial services has been more successful when wide-spread adoption leads to greater efficiency and does not concentrate costs to any one group. More than diffusing costs, the ID Register is a powerful tool that benefits GPs and LPs alike.

- LPs spend less time performing tedious tasks by creating one profile that contains enough information to comply with anti-money launde…

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What others have to say The ID Register is nothing short of a revolution for the investor onboarding process in the private funds market. Jason Ment, Partner, Stepstone.
What others have to say The ID Register is able to combine data with multi jurisdictional reporting functionality for FATCA and CRS, delivering an efficient, cost effective package that will report the right information, at the right time, to the right jurisdictions. Tony Mancini, Tax Partner, KPMG.