Arkus UK

Our London Office

2018 marked the launch of our new London office, located in the heart of the City of London and just five minutes walk from Bank station. The drive behind the move is to reinforce our brand's presence and expand our services to the UK fund industry. We will be closer to our existing UK clients, enabling us to arrange more meetings in person throughout the year. Feedback from our clients is a key part of the continuous improvement in service we provide.

At Arkus, We take great care and pride in the thorough work we do for our customers: the reports we produce require extensive analysis and attention to detail and we co-ordinate with our clients’ needs to produce what they expect from an independent and flexible risk management provider.

About Us (UK)

Since we launched in 2003, we have developed unique risk monitoring and data management skills that enable us to create efficient, high-quality investment risk management reports. Our dedication to quality and service has enabled us to support investment risk functions for major financial institutions across Europe, with a total of €54 bn of AUM supported. We also lead the way in providing compliance and governance services to our clients.

During uncertain times, it is particularly important for asset managers to have a high quality, efficient and cost effective independent risk management function. Brexit, increased regulation and compliance costs have all impacted the asset management industry. We specialize in independent risk management, which means that we have a deep, and up to date, understanding of the regulatory pressures, demands and restrictions. By using our services, clients can dedicate in-house investment risk resources to value-added functions, whilst being fully compliant. Our proprietary risk management system, RiskRadar™, enables us to interface with any fund administrator, receive data in any format, customise reporting to your specific needs and provide online access.

Affiliate member of the Investment Association (IA)

We are now proud to be an affiliate member of the Investment Association. We look forward to meeting members from across the industry and hope to participate in working groups helping to improve investment risk management.

Why Arkus financial Services?

With over 15 years specialized experience in independent investment risk reporting and compliance services, we have worked with a wide range of financial institutions across Europe. In the UK, we are proud to provide the independent risk management function for some of the larger financial institutions in the FTSE 100. For our clients, our consistent dedication, hard work and responsiveness to their requirements has helped us to establish close and trusted long-term relationships.

We add value to our customers by:

  • Optimizing resources through cost-efficiency and increased effectiveness of in-house experts.
  • Reducing the operational and regulatory risk associated with independent investment risk monitoring.
  • Producing customised risk reports using our flexible Risk Radar™ system. These can be used for both internal risk staff and to meet your client–specific reporting needs.
  • Having a multilingual workforce with 15+ years investment risk management experience and expertise.
  • Ensuring compliance by meeting regulatory requirements for multiple fund regimes and jurisdictions.

Through our risk reporting services, we enable you to monitor the compliance of your portfolios with both the regulatory requirements across various European jurisdictions and with user defined risk profiles. We collect the data from your administrator/ custodian bank and check it for completeness and accuracy before we upload it in our proprietary system RiskRadar™, where the risk calculations are carried out. The resultant metrics and the underlying analysis are used to create meaningful reports for all types of risk (market, liquidity, counterparty, concentration).

A summary of the risk management services for our customers

At Arkus, we have made it our goal to provide asset managers with flexible, independent, cost-effective investment risk management solutions, which has helped to reduce the time taken to launch a fund and cut on-going operating costs. As a result, we have a formed a strong UK client base, either managing or supporting the independent investment risk function for small, medium and large asset management entities.

The quality of our reports and service has created a strong reputation across the asset management industry in Europe and we work with a variety of asset management firms and investment styles across multiple borders around Europe. We have worked with newly formed funds managing just a few million in AUM to large institutions with billions of AUM.

Case studies

These two cases studies below show the work we are currently undertaking for clients.

  • British multinational banking and financial services company head-quartered in London: case-study-6
  • European regulated managing company forming part of one of the leading financial advisors and asset managers in the Nordic region: case-study-5

More information

To see more details of our risk management services, click here

To see a demonstration of our interactive risk system, RiskRadar, and its user-friendly graphical interface, click here

Contact details

Arkus Financial Services
150 Minories
London. EC3N 1LS

You can contact us on 02072642029 or by email at Our fellow colleagues will be also pleased to give you all the necessary information you may need.

Mr. Martin Ewen
Chief Risk Officer

Telephone: +44 (0) 207 264 2028

Ms. Jayne Costigan
Office Manager

Telephone: +44 (0) 207 264 2029

Mr. Sergio Lopera
Client Advisor

Telephone: +44 (0) 207 264 2027

Mobile: +44 (0) 7917272060

Mr. Ian Davies
Senior Advisor to the Board