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Business Development Director, Fund Administration & Investor Services – London, Luxembourg and the U.S. (644/5/6)

Our client, a major Global Fund Administrator, is looking for a Business Development Director in 3 of its locations – London, Luxembourg and New York. The successful candidate will be tasked with identifying and winning Fund Solution mandates – inc. Fund Administration, Investor Services, and Platform Solutions – from a variety of client types, but primarily asset managers. The preferred candidate must have: fund administration experience (ideally in a Business Development capacity), a CFO/COO and key intermediary network, senior contacts, and contacts with legal and accountancy practices.  Above all the candidate must have a proven track record of building a significant pipeline [...]

2020-10-29T19:09:42+00:00October 29th, 2020|0 Comments

The Only Way is Up (eventually, and not for all of us).

Let’s face it, the outlook isn’t pretty; it appears that a collective madness has descended upon governments around the world, with a growing belief that the cure is far worse than the virus itself. The significant economic costs being incurred will mean that for decades to come, Generations Y and Z will be paying the price of Generation X, thus bucking the historic trend for each generation to be wealthier than the previous one.

2020-10-29T06:29:21+00:00October 29th, 2020|0 Comments

Launch of The Securities Services Advisory Group (TSSAG)

The Securities Services Advisory Group (TSSAG), headquartered in the UK, has been formed as a member-based trade association, effective August 2020. It is a network of independent firms around the world, distinguished in their areas of practice, deep knowledge and proven local and global expertise in the Securities Services Industry.

2020-08-05T08:21:15+00:00August 5th, 2020|Comments Off on Launch of The Securities Services Advisory Group (TSSAG)

Chapman’s Eye on The World

As I write this piece the world remains in as febrile a condition as I have ever seen it, with fires – literally – burning on multiple fronts in the West and East. Whilst we appear to be coming through the first stage of the medical (coronavirus) challenge, race issues have again risen to the fore in the US - replicated to a thankfully lesser extent in the UK - and tension is continuing to rise in Hong Kong given the inexorable encroachment of Chinese influence on the territory.

2020-06-08T14:27:46+00:00June 8th, 2020|Comments Off on Chapman’s Eye on The World

South Africa – Time to Shine

South Africa’s asset servicing industry has become an established market in the last 20 to 30 years, but industry experts say that there is still space to grow

2020-05-29T11:41:25+00:00May 29th, 2020|Comments Off on South Africa – Time to Shine

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|Comments Off on State of Independence

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.