COLMORE: A LEAP FORWARD IN PORTFOLIO REPORTING
Capital Dynamics’ portfolio servicing arm has launch as a standalone business and announces Ben Cook as Chief Executive Officer
Colmore was created to solve a problem: the lack of access to real-time investor information for investors in the closed end funds industry, such as private equity, real estate, infrastructure and debt funds. Launched in January 2017, Colmore provides bespoke reporting for investors in alternative funds, through a unique technology platform.
Colmore evolved out of the former portfolio servicing function within Capital Dynamics, a global private asset manager. This insider perspective has enabled Colmore to develop a market-leading approach to portfolio monitoring, analytics and data transparency. With 50 professionals across offices in the UK, Switzerland and the US, Colmore already services over 1000 accounts on behalf of a wide range of clients, from large institutions to individual investors.
Ben Cook leads Colmore, bringing with him a passion for client service and over 20 years’ experience in investment operations, tax planning and alternative assets fund administration. He was previously Managing Director at Ipes London, successfully building a best-in-class depository and administration operation.
“Colmore’s advanced technology platform provides investors with a leap forward in portfolio reporting and market-leading insight into their fund investments. At Colmore, we can support both funds and their investors. I am delighted to join the company at this exciting time,” says Ben Cook.
Commenting on the launch of Colmore, Thomas Kubr, Founder of Capital Dynamics and Chairman of Colmore, says: “Capital Dynamics has a long-standing tradition of innovation in product and business development, and the creation of Colmore as a standalone business is a natural consequence of that culture of thinking beyond the status quo. We have spent a considerable amount of time and energy over the years ensuring that our team is best of breed. It is the right time to launch Colmore for both existing and new clients.”
Cook adds: “From the outset, Colmore has a footprint as a world-class portfolio servicing business. With our combination of experience, international talent and technical know-how, the Colmore team can deliver tailored services for complex mandates. We can’t wait to bring the solutions that Capital Dynamics’ clients have had access to for some time to a wider audience.”
About Ben Cook
Ben Cook has over 20 years’ experience in private equity fund administration, tax, planning and investment operations. Ben was previously Managing Directer at Ipes private equity fund administration, London. Before that, Ben was COO of Dominion Funds, where he led strategic implementation and operational delivery across UCITS and alternative funds. He also held the position of Head of Business Development at Aviva Life International and was a member of the leadership team that steered the business through a period of rapid substantial growth.
Colmore is an independent portfolio servicing company with clients around the world. Launched in January 2017, Colmore is comprised of the former portfolio servicing function within private asset manager Capital Dynamics, and builds on over 25 years of experience. Colmore services over USD 26 billion of commitments to private assets.
Headquartered in Birmingham, UK, and with offices in Switzerland and the US, Colmore offers performance monitoring and financial reporting services. Colmore’s clients benefit from a state-of-the-art client web portal offering an unparalleled, real time look-through of portfolio assets and access to advanced analytical tools. This secure, progressive technology platform is custom-built to service private asset investments.
The Colmore team has a wealth of experience in delivering to a wide range of clients from large institutions to individual investors. Professionals at Colmore follow internationally recognized control processes within an audited framework, possess detailed knowledge of asset classes and continuously invest in cutting-edge technology; equipping Colmore to meet the most demanding portfolio servicing requirements.