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State of Independence

Post Woodford both regulators and consumers are pushing for more clarity around the actions and behaviours of authorised corporate directors and the relationship between individual funds and fund platforms.   The debate about the desirability and effectiveness of ACDs external to fund management companies (think Link and Woodword) compared to internal ACDs (think the majority of the fund industry in the UK) may have some way to run. As regards ACDs within fund management houses, the current mood music suggests that the concern and pressure for Chairs on fund boards to be Non-Executive is growing, in line with the fact that the PRA [...]

2020-05-04T11:41:56+00:00May 4th, 2020|0 Comments

HornbyChapman announces a JV in Africa

  January 27th 2020   Press Release – for immediate release   HornbyChapman has announced a joint venture with Adapa Advisory (Pty) Ltd in Africa to focus on senior-level recruitment to financial services companies. The venture will initially focus on South Africa and will be used as a base for demand in other markets in the region. Paul A. Chapman, Co-founder and Managing Director of HornbyChapman said “I have known Mark and the team for many years and believe combining our forces makes for a highly compelling proposition. We very much look forward to working together for the benefit of our mutual [...]

2020-01-27T11:33:22+00:00January 27th, 2020|Comments Off on HornbyChapman announces a JV in Africa

The times they are a-changin’ and mainly for the better.

I am by nature a ‘glass half full’ kind of person - a pragmatic optimist if you will. I hope and believe that Brexit will work out, but accept there are challenges. I hope and believe that the securities services industry will continue to evolve and survive, despite some significant threats. I hope and believe that we’ll never hear of or see The Gypsy Kings again, but that’s another matter… Read Full Article

2018-07-06T14:51:21+00:00July 6th, 2018|Comments Off on The times they are a-changin’ and mainly for the better.