Fund Auditors: Price Waterhouse Coopers
Price Waterhouse Coopers is a multinational professional services network. It is one of the largest professional services firms in the world, and is one of the “Big Four” auditors globally.
Fund Administrator: SS&C Fund Services (Cayman) Ltd
SS&C is home to the industry’s largest fund administrator: SS&C GlobeOp. Named “Best Global Hedge Fund Administrator” of 2017 by Hedgeweek, SS&C GlobeOp serves a worldwide clientele of hedge funds, private equity funds, fund of funds, managed accounts, family office and UCITS, with more than $1.4 trillion in assets under administration.
Bullion Custodian: Loomis International (CH) AG (Formerly ViaMat)
Loomis is a London Bullion Market Association member providing accredited security transport and storage services. Loomis International (CH) AG and its subsidiaries have up to 1,000 employees with presence in Asia, South America, the Middle East, US and Europe. International Services consist of three types of operations; cross border transportation of cash and precious metals, storage of valuables and general logistic solutions.
Paying Bank (non-bullion assets): Northern Trust International Banking Corporation
Founded in Chicago in 1889, Northern Trust has offices in the United States in 19 states and Washington, D.C., 23 international locations in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region, and 18,100 employees globally. As of March 31, 2018, Northern Trust Corporation had: $10.8 trillion in assets under custody/administration, $8.1 trillion in assets under custody, $1.2 trillion in assets under management, $130 billion in banking assets.
Bullion Auditors: Grant Thornton
The people in the independent firms of Grant Thornton International Ltd provide personalized attention and the highest quality service to public and private clients in more than 100 countries. Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the six global audit, tax and advisory organizations.
Precious Metals Agent: PHAF Clearing Limited
PHAF Clearing Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Physical Hard Assets Fund SPC and handles the full range of acquisition, storage, and liquidation logistics of good delivery metal on behalf of the Fund.
Legal Counsel: Solomon Harris, Cayman
Solomon Harris is a full service corporate/commercial law firm specialising in international offshore work with recognised expertise in a number of niche areas, including investment funds, captive insurance, capital markets and corporate restructuring/insolvency. The firm has developed a reputation as one of Cayman’s top tier firms for providing effective offshore legal solutions, both promptly and efficiently. The firm continues to be recognised as a top ranking Cayman firm by the leading UK international law firm directories, such as Chambers Global and Legal 500 and is perceived in the market as a more “nimble” alternative to its larger competitors with a complement of very experienced lawyers across all work groups.