Aztec Group makes senior appointments to private debt leadership team

Independent fund and corporate services provider, the Aztec Group, has announced two senior appointments to the Group’s Private Debt leadership team. 

James Vella-Bamber has been appointed as Group Head of Private Debt, while Peter Brown has assumed the role of Head of Private Debt in Luxembourg.

Based in Luxembourg, Vella-Bamber will have overall responsibility for the ongoing development of the Group’s Private Debt offering, overseeing relationship management, operations and business development activity. James joined the Group in Jersey in 2016, before relocating later that year to assume the role of Head of Real Assets in Luxembourg. He previously held positions at a big four accountancy firm and a global alternative investments business.

Credit and lending specialist Peter Brown has joined the Group as Head of Private Debt in Luxembourg. In this role, he will have overall responsibility for the delivery of fund accounting, loan and fund administration services to a wide range of private debt clients serviced from the Group’s Luxembourg office. Peter will also oversee all business development activities for private debt fund managers setting up structures in the country. Prior to joining the Group, he was a Managing Director at a global bank, where he led the company’s Funds Banking activities across the UK, Jersey, Guernsey and Luxembourg.

Specialising in alternative investments, including private debt, real estate, infrastructure and private equity, the Aztec Group employs more than 950 people across five offices and administers over EUR370 billion of assets for more than 240 alternative investment managers.

Vella-Bamber says: “I’m delighted to be taking on the role of Group Head of Private Debt. The expansion of our private debt services is a key part of the Aztec Group’s strategy for future growth and we are well-placed to further strengthen the positive client relationships that we have built in recent years. I look forward to contributing to the wider strategic goals of the Group across all jurisdictions.”

Brown adds: “Aztec Group has a long-standing reputation for excellent service and strong performance in the private debt sector. I’m thrilled to be joining a highly skilled and experienced team in Luxembourg, and working with the entire Aztec team across all of our jurisdictions.”