Everything you need to set up, and run, your own hedge fund

  • AKJ's hedge fund ecosystem offers everything you need to run a fund with minimal distractions – both when you’re putting the fund together and when it’s operational:

    • An embedded legal and regulatory structure, tailored for an ever-changing environment
    • An established brokerage, systems, and trading infrastructure at costs that put no limits on performance
    • Tier-one partners, an expert team, and the global expertise to cover everything from trading to back office, to legal and compliance
    • Providing all of the above whether you are trading in traditional securities or digital assets

    AKJ Hedge Fund Platform is designed to manage every aspect of your fund enabling you to focus on your investors and your performance, leaving all the hassles to us. As you succeed and grow, it lets you develop your fund with maximum flexibility. We provide this offering for both funds trading in traditional securities, as well as those trading in digital assets. (More details of our digital assets fund platform can be found on its dedicated page.)

    HFM Awards

    AKJ has won the HFM Best Hedge Fund Platform award seven times out of the past eight years.

  • Fund Structure

    The platform provides the following default legal, regulatory and operational infrastructure:

  • Benefits

    All your relationships in one

    • Integration with our institutional brokerage platform
    • Coordination of your legal and market advisory relationships
    • Sponsorship of your regulatory licenses
    • Handling of your order routing and trading systems

    A front-to-back hedge fund infrastructure

    • Initiate your fund allowing high demand from day one
    • Tier-one solution to attract sophisticated fund investors
    • Flexible and integrated trading infrastructure
    • Direct Market Access (DMA) with personalised trade desk support
    • Dedicated staff handles your back- and middle office to reduce distractions

    A regulated fund for your investors’ convenience

    • Client Dealing Function licence with the FCA (UK) allowing you to act in the capacity of a fund manager
    • EU Passport allowing you to conduct regulated activity throughout the EU/EEA
    • A seamless transition from a small- to a full scope AIF structure
    • EU-based fund registered with the Malta MFSA for onshore investors, or Cayman CIMA for offshore
    • Complete legal segregation through an Incorporated Cell under a RICC umbrella structure in Malta, or as a stand alone fund in Cayman

    Access the world’s financial markets through an institutional technology platform

    • Over 85 global DMA equity and derivatives markets via FIX
    • Your choice of trading applications, or integration with your black boxes via FIX API
    • AKJ ExNet institutional order routing system tracks and manages your order flow via Ullink
    • Service & maintenance of all connections, gateways and order-routing network

    One integrated back office

    • Single integrated back office for all markets, brokers, connections and products (AKJ OpTracker)
    • Tailored reports and confirmations
    • Personalised back office support

    A cost-sharing infrastructure

    • All-in formation costs for full visibility
    • Pre-defined legal and regulatory infrastructure costs
    • Aggregated audit and fund administration costs
    • Institutional rates for transaction and prime brokerage costs, regardless of fund size

    Live and tested

    • Refined over 20+ years serving institutional clients in 35 countries
    • Formation time? We’ll have you trading your own hedge fund within three months.