Gemini Cos.

Hedge Funds / Private Equity

The Gemini Companies empower financial institutions with the operational and distribution infrastructure they need to bring their pooled investment products to market. In order to position financial institutions to succeed, Gemini works alongside them as engaged partners to challenge the status quo and identify innovative solutions to help them grow. The Gemini Companies offer a multitude of comprehensive service options, including administration, distribution, compliance, accounting, state- of -the-art technology, EDGAR filing and printing services. Gemini customizes its tools and resources to best address the needs of each financial institution. The Gemini Companies are subsidiaries of NorthStar Financial Services Group, LLC, which has more than 800 employees and over $509 billion in assets under management and administration as of January 31, 2017. For more information, please visit


Galaxy Plus Managed Account Platform & FundAmerica Partnership

The Gemini Companies ’ Galaxy Plus platform makes it easy for both institutional and retail investors to access high-quality alternative strategies in a transparent, liquid and flexible managed account structure. In addition to making it easy and inexpensive for RIAs to securely and transparently invest in multiple hedge fund strategies on behalf of their clients, Galaxy Plus provides pensions and endowments with the infrastructure to invest in multiple hedge fund strategies without having to invest in hedge funds of funds. This is a major disruption in the alternative investment universe.

Investors that utilize Galaxy Plus also have the freedom to negotiate fees with alternative managers. Galaxy Plus surpassed $1 billion in total assets under management in January 2017. Strategies from 15 alternative managers were added to the platform in 2016, and this year, Galaxy Plus will further broaden its selection of strategies by offering access to more traditional hedge fund managers.

Also, The Gemini Companies ( “ Gemini ” ) have partnered with FundAmerica to help smaller businesses across the U.S. raise capital through funds on crowdsourcing platforms, and other funds exempt from registration under SEC Regulation A. FundAmerica provides online portals that handle transfer agency services, escrow, and payment processing f or investors in these funds, while Gemini manages fund accounting, NAV calculation s, and reporting.

The partnership between Gemini and FundAmerica enables small businesses to meet the complex fund administration and technology needs of the unregistered funds through which they can access the capital markets without having to launch an IPO or accept venture capital.

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David Young
President of Gemini Hedge Fund Services

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