Aztec Group makes senior private equity appointments in Jersey

Independent fund and corporate services provider, the Aztec Group, has made two new senior appointments to the Group’s Private Equity team –n Paul Watson has been appointed as a Director, while Alexandra Prince has assumed the role of Associate Director.

With 20 years’ experience in international finance, Watson brings expertise in the planning and delivery of complex transformational programmes to the Group. Previously a principal consultant with a Channel Islands-based change management consultancy, he has held senior positions with Sanne and HSBC in the UK, the Channel Islands and Bermuda. In his new role, Watson will be responsible for the provision and ongoing development of administration, accounting and governance services provided to a major global fund manager.

Prince joins the Group from fund administrator Saltgate, where she spent five years initially acting as in-house counsel and later as part of the senior leadership team, responsible for the day-to-day running of several corporate and fund clients. A qualified solicitor in England and Wales, Prince was also in-house counsel at TMF Group, advising on regulatory issues and leading on complex litigation management. In her new role, she will lead a client relationship team responsible for a portfolio of private equity fund managers.

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

Simon King, Jersey Co-Head of Private Equity at the Aztec Group, says: “I’m delighted to welcome Alexandra and Paul to our team. They are both highly experienced professionals who bring a wealth of expertise to the business, helping to further enhance the industry-leading service we provide to our clients. Their knowledge of the local operating environment in Jersey and the alternative investments space in general will add real value to the Group and our offering.”