Frequently Asked Questions
How can I buy FundFront products?
First, register for a free account – it takes less than 60 seconds. Then browse our available products, review documents, and choose a suitable investment. Once ready, create an order with the desired investment amount and send the buying instructions to your bank’s relationship manager or financial advisor directly from your dashboard.
FundFront products trade similar to stocks and ETFs. You can buy and sell them through your custody account at your bank, broker or via your financial advisor.
You can find the products you wish to trade by searching for the corresponding ISIN or Valor at your custody provider. You can find the ISIN on the products’ fact sheet on our website.
If you do not find our products on your investment platform, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for support.
Can I invest directly through FundFront?
No, FundFront products are available to buy and sell through your existing bank or broker.
What is the minimum investment?
The minimum investment at the time of the primary market is $10,000. After that, the minimum trading size is ten units per transaction.
What are the fees for FundFront products?
Please see below various fees explained:
Administration fee: 0.5% p.a – This is the total expense ratio (TER), a measure of the total costs associated with managing and operating each product.
Management fee: Varies for each product – This is the product manager’s management fee.
Performance fee: Varies for each product – This is the product manager’s incentive fee which applies only when a new high watermark has been reached on the difference between the old and the new high watermark.
Secondary market spread: FundFront products trade at NAV with a maximum spread from mid of 0.5% under normal market conditions. The spread decreases as the order size increases. Request more information about spreads by sending us an email at email@example.com.
How liquid are FundFront products?
The majority of FundFront products have a T+2 secondary market offering. This means FundFront products are open-ended with up to daily liquidity.
The relevant fact sheet shows more information about liquidity and secondary market offering for each product.
Why FundFront vs. investing directly with the underlying managers?
No gates or redemption restriction: We’ve negotiated institutional grade terms for our products.
No extra cost: Most of our products are actively managed and have a lower TER than the manager’s own fund.
Better transparency and control: Position-level transparency and risk oversight for our actively managed products mean less operational and fraud risk.
No documents or paperwork: There is no need to fill up complex forms and legal documents.
Tax-efficient: More tax-efficient when compared to offshore funds.
All your portfolio in one place: Access your investment instantly, monitor performance and rebalance your portfolio all from your existing custodian account.
Who is FundFront for?
We believe everyone deserves to have access to sophisticated investments that help them build a better financial future. Currently, FundFront products are available to Professional, Sophisticated and High Net Worth Investors in the UK and Switzerland.
Can I buy FundFront products if I live outside the UK or Switzerland?
FundFront products are cleared via the SIX exchange in Switzerland. If your bank or broker offers access to SIX and structured products, you might be able to buy and sell our products even if you live outside the UK or Switzerland.
How are FundFront products structured?
FundFront products are non-interest paying, open-ended structured products issued by an independent and off-balance sheet issuance vehicle. Each product is launched as a segregated compartment, with assets in ring-fenced custody accounts fully collateralised by either the physical asset or cash.
FundFront products are physically replicated and fully collateralised by the underlying assets that are either actively managed or tracked on a 1:1 basis.
What are structured products?
A structured product is a financial security designed to replicate the performance of an underlying asset. Each FundFront product replicates the performance of an underlying actively managed strategy or a single fund.
What is NAV and how is it calculated?
NAV refers to the Net Asset Value of the underlying assets. The NAV represents the per unit price of the product. This is usually calculated each business day by the administrator of the product. The NAV data for our products are available on our website and Bloomberg.
What are the differences between FundFront products and ETFs?
The main difference between the two is that ETFs are exchange-traded, while an exchange clears FundFront products on the basis of delivery vs payment (DVP). Also, ETFs are structured as funds, while structured products are issued by a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) instead.
Is there an issuer risk?
Unlike traditional structured products issued of a bank’s balance sheet, FundFront products are issued by an off-balance sheet SPV. This means investors in FundFront products are not exposed to the credit risk of the issuing bank.
This SPV is set up solely for the purpose of issuing financial products. All of the FundFront products are fully collateralised by physical assets. This means for each outstanding units, there is a corresponding amount of assets held at regulated custodians.
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