Standard Chartered Bank has announced the expansion of its fund services coverage to ten service centre locations throughout Asia including Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, China, Philippines, India, Taiwan, Malaysia and Korea. The bank says that its core fund services capabilities and activities have also been enhanced with the roll out of new ‘best of breed’ systems for accounting and alternative fund investor servicing. These enhancements are designed to provide clients with single and multi-market solutions across an increased product and asset range together with improved local language and customised reporting.
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