Hawksford Group strengthens funds team with two senior appointments

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Global corporate, private client, and fund services firm, Hawksford, has made two senior appointments to support its Fund Services offering. 

Joining the team in Jersey, with a long roster of technical expertise in private equity, venture capital and renewables, is Associate Director of Funds Services, Edward McFadyen. In his role at Hawksford, Edward will be supporting the growth of the Funds Services team driving change and innovation to services and solidify client relationships.

McFadyen joins Hawksford from another Jersey-based private client, corporate services and fund administration firm. He started out as a Junior Private Client Administrator in 2004 and rose through the ranks to Associate Director of Corporate and Fund Services. McFadyen holds accreditations from both ISCA and the ACCA and has previously managed a US USD1.5 billion fund structure, investing in zero and low carbon producing energy assets internationally.
 
“Hawksford is an ambitious company and I am very excited to be joining them at such a pivotal time in their investment and growth journey. I look forward to being involved in shaping and exploring how we can provide the highest quality client focused services in this next chapter. Investor focus is rapidly shifting so this is the perfect time to clearly define what’s next, and ensure we are aligned with our clients and their investors,” comments McFadyen.

Also joining the team as Manager in Funds Accounting, Sion Williams. He brings over seven years’ experience from previous roles held at alternative financial service provider Alter Domus. He will be responsible for informing and developing new policies and procedures and managing a team of fund accountants.

Commenting on his appointment, Williams says: “Joining Hawksford has given me the opportunity to help build and develop the Funds team, improve efficiencies and develop policies to ensure we can continue to deliver top of the class services to our clients and I look forward to see what’s next for Hawksford’s Fund solutions.”

Simon Page, Hawksford’s Global Head of Fund Services, comments: “We are pleased to welcome Edward and Sion to the team. These promotions allow us to scale up and evolve our fund services offering and deliver on emerging trends and growth areas such as ESG and sustainable investments which are increasingly important to our clients. 

“Edward’s expertise and proficiency in the renewables and ESG field in particular, will make him a valued asset to the organisation and the appointments of Edward and Sion demonstrate Hawksford’s continued efforts to recruit best in class talent. I look forward to working alongside both.”

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