Optimise your investor experience with iPlatforms, a technology platform for capital raisers and investors

Why iPlatforms?

Traditional Platforms
  • Focus on listed vanilla securities
  • Built for retail investors
  • Investor experience is a secondary consideration
  • Archaic, offline systems
  • Built from an investor viewpoint
  • Technology enabled – nimble and responsive
  • Alternatives a key focus
  • Modular and full transaction lifecycle offering

Technology Platform

iPlatforms offers our cloud based, white labelled platform as a monthly subscription model, that provides modular flexibility across a number of key functionalities, including:

IPlatforms is offered via monthly subscription and is a capital raising and administration technology offering.

White-label Offering

IPL can be configured to reflect your branding if required

Platform engine

Investor experience is key, from onboarding, to investing and post-deal reporting and liquidity

Infrastructure

An established platform with separate user drives stored in a secure, cloud based tech package

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ID verification done online – quickly and easily

Accountant certification facilitated seamlessly

Add your preferred investment entities online

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Once verified and certified access to online transaction datarooms is provided

A simple investment process of choosing an amount and investing entity is completed by agreeing the termsheet

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NAVs of units are updated by the issuer and reflected on investor dashboards

Distributions are reflected for each investment

Dashboard functionality allows for a complete investor view of relevant information on a timely basis

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The platform encompasses an easy to use communications engine

Periodic direct communications are facilitated through this module as are new transaction opportunities

Email analytics are available through the platform

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Investor databases are separate, and specific to capital raisers using the platform. Each database can be customised to provide for private, permissioned access to opportunities

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A core iPartners investor feature is that provided through a liquidity mechanism. This can be activated via each iPlatform transaction.

Fund Administration

iPlatforms sole focus is the provision of alterative investments to wholesale investors via an online portal. A key component of the platform is the inbuilt administration capability covering the following core components:

Unit price calculation

CRM

Registry

Dataroom Management

Legal framework

Tax reporting

Bookbuild Management

Licensing

Case study

Access to a USD Offshore Fund for Australian investors

BRIEF

iPlatforms was enlisted to provide a trustee service and administration platform to facilitate access to a large USD offshore fund on behalf of our client, an Australian based investment arranger. The client had a number of wholesale investors who were keen to get access to the fund. In order to do this, our client had a specific number of requirements that needed to be met, particularly as the fund was covered by certain US regulations and was generally very difficult for non professional investors to access.

SOLUTION

Structure setup

iPlatforms set up a specific Australian trust of which iPartners Nominees became the trustee in order to acquire interests in the offshore fund.

Deal set up

iPlatforms then set the deal up on the platform with all information investors needed to make an assessment of the deal including all the underlying fund documentation and a simplified summary. The deal was private so it was only able to be viewed by permissioned investors of the client and not by all investors on the iPartners platform.

Wholesale and Qualified Purchaser Certification

iPlatforms worked with the client and legal counsel to understand the requirements on the trustee and the underlying investors under US regulations. Investors needed to be certified as wholesale under Australian regulations and this was conducted in an automated fashion via the platform. Additionally we then collected certifications from the underlying investors that they were Qualified Purchasers under US regulations.

Fund subscription

iPlatforms and the client engaged with the underlying offshore fund to understand all required documents to subscribe to the fund (these were numerous and elaborate) and collated all this information to ensure a rapid and seamless subscription process.

Investor execution and settlement

All investments were quickly executed via the platform, with the funds being accepted from investors in USD and transferred into a USD bank account setup specifically for the trust. Monies sufficient to cover initial capital calls were collected from the client with an initial call paid to the underlying fund and the rest placed into USD term deposits setup specifically for the trust.

Offer documentation

iPlatforms reviewed all offer documentation on behalf of the client for both the offshore fund and the Australian trust and working with legal counsel, ensured it complied with local regulations.

Investor onboarding

Investor onboarding took place through the platform with many investors having complex family trusts and super funds. Much of the onboarding occurred very quickly through the streamlined iPlatforms process, with only the occasional need to clarify setup with the investor.

Dashboards

The investors can see their holdings in the fund by logging into their account on the platform. They can see comprehensive information including payments made and received and any update to the unit price of their holdings. This also sits alongside any other investments they have made on the platform.

Ongoing trust administration

A complete register of all investors and their holdings is maintained by iPlatforms on an ongoing basis to ensure that any capital calls, distributions and maturities can be calculated and managed accurately and efficiently.
As capital calls come in, they will be communicated to the client and collected and paid onto the underlying fund in bulk by iPlatforms. Any defaults will be managed by iPlatforms with units in the trust able to be transferred to other holders to cover the default. Net asset value is calculated by iPlatforms taking into account the underlying fund valuation and the fees and costs needed to be netted out from the Australian trust.
Tax information will be collected by iPlatforms for the underlying fund and broken down for investors and communicated to them after year end.

Communications

All communications on the fund and updates on its performance are communicated via the platform comms engine based on information from the Australian client and the fund itself.

About Us

iPlatforms is a wholly owned subsidiary of iPartners Pty Ltd, which as one of Australia’s leading alternative asset marketplaces, provides wholesale investors direct access to a diversified range of alternative investments across a range of asset classes.
iPlatforms was launched in 2019 by experienced investment professionals, Travis Miller (ex- UBS, Deutsche Bank and ANZ), along with Rob Nankivell (ex-JPMorgan, Macquarie and CBA) in response to the increasing demand for an investment platform that could be utilised by third party capital raisers to facilitate the administration and full lifecycle of their deal, with a premium user experience.
Originally designed for iPartners and it’s investors, the iPlatforms technology suite was established to enable improved access to alternative asset investments, coupled with a streamlined and transparent process of reviewing, assessing, and investing in a broad range of opportunities.

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