The Independent UCITS Platform (also the “Platform”) is the brand name of a Luxembourg domiciled SICAV launched on 4 September 2012. The Platform was created from the re-domiciliation of a Cayman based fund. The SICAV is a UCITS IV fund umbrella which is subject to European Union regulation. The structure allows the creation of sub-funds, each managed autonomously by a specialist investment manager and branded independently (subject to relevant UCITS distribution rules). The Platform launch was sponsored by Andbank Asset Management Luxembourg who also acts as the Management Company. Citi International Luxembourg provides fund administration, transfer agency, custody and depository oversight services. At launch the Platform had one sub-fund, the Prodigy Asia & Emerging Markets Fund, and two additional funds committed to join the Platform within six months; the Airlie Select U.S. High Yield Fund and the Arbiter Global Emerging Markets Fund.