Suntera Global appoints Head of Funds for Jersey

Suntera Global has maintained momentum in its growing international funds business with the appointment of Ryan Taylor as Head of Funds for Jersey.

Taylor will play a pivotal role in establishing the firm’s funds business in Jersey, with overall responsibility for developing and managing the new fund administration team in the jurisdiction and growing its client base. Working closely with funds heads in other jurisdictions, Taylor will be focused on maximising Suntera Global’s multi-jurisdictional offering through Jersey to meet fund manager and investor needs.

His appointment comes shortly after Suntera Global was granted a licence by the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) to provide fund administration services in Jersey, enabling it to support private equity, real estate, venture capital and other alternative fund managers with a full range of administration services.

An experienced fund professional having worked in Jersey’s fund, trust and fiduciary sector since 2005, Taylor has particular specialist expertise in fund administration, accounting and governance. In addition to his deep funds knowledge, Taylor also has considerable operational and systems experience including process design.

Before joining Suntera Global, Taylor was a Director of Fund Services in Jersey for the ZEDRA Group. He has also held several senior positions in Jersey’s financial services space, including heading up the Trust and Funds Client Accounting team for a Jersey-based service provider and acting as a director on a number of corporate and fund client boards. A Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Taylor is qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant and holds the International Compliance Association Diploma in Governance, Risk & Compliance.

Paul Mundy, Managing Director of the Funds Division at Suntera Global, says: "I’m delighted to welcome Ryan to our growing funds team. His experience and expertise will be critical as we look to achieve our ambition to grow our Jersey funds proposition significantly over the coming months, complementing our existing funds capabilities in the Cayman Islands, Bahamas and Isle of Man."

Taylor adds: “Our aim Is to deliver an institutional grade service to fund managers whilst retaining a boutique personal service and Jersey, which continues to lead the way as an alternative funds centre, provides us with a fantastic platform to do that. I’m excited by the vision of the team at Suntera Global as we remain focused on building out our funds business further over the coming months by supporting managers in particular across the private equity, venture capital and infrastructure asset classes and in the emerging ESG and impacting space.”