Heritage International Fund Managers Limited (HIFM), the leading fund administration business, has promoted Associate Directors Kevin Smith, James Christie and Mariana Enevoldsen to the board.
The business, which is part of the Heritage Group and has offices in Guernsey, Belfast and Malta, provides a comprehensive range of services covering third party fund administration in relation to most types of fund structures and asset classes with a particular focus on alternative investment funds, private equity, property, emerging markets, infrastructure and esoteric asset classes.
Mr Smith, who has worked within the financial services industry since 1996, joined HIFM in 2006 and has responsibility for the administration of a portfolio of funds including real estate, private equity and other alternative investments as well as the investment management offering of the firm.
Mr Smith holds the Investment Administration Qualification (IAQ) and the Investment Advice Certificate (IAC) from the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment together with the CLT International Diploma in Fund Administration.
Mr Christie joined the company in 2011 having worked across the funds industry since 1997. Mr Christie has also held a range of board appointments for fund management and licensed fund investment companies, in the process acquiring a strong focus on corporate governance.
Mr Christie is responsible for the fund administration of a range of private equity, infrastructure, senior debt and energy funds. Mr Christie has an MBA from Henley Business School and is a member of the Institute of Directors and the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.
Ms Enevoldsen joined HIFM in November 2013 initially focusing on the development of the group’s AIFMD offering and the establishment of depositary services. Ms Enevoldsen is responsible for the Client Solutions function and in this role is involved in all aspects of new business including regulatory applications.
Ms Enevoldsen brings more than 25 years’ experience in financial services having worked in custody for a major asset management group and, more recently, at board level as director of custody services at an international bank. Ms Enevoldsen holds the Institute of Directors’ Diploma in Company Direction and is a chartered fellow of the Securities Institute, an associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and holds the International Compliance Diploma offered by the International Compliance Association.
HIFM Managing Director Mark Huntley said: ‘These appointments reflect the important contribution that each member of the team has made to the growth of our business across our jurisdictions. Expanding our board is important as we diversify our business and geographical focus. These senior appointments, which are very much deserved, will be key to the continued progression of our business in the medium to long term’.