Fund and corporate services provider the Aztec Group has strengthened its real assets team in Luxembourg with the appointment of Stephen Osmont as associate director.
In this new role, Osmont (pictured) will lead the real assets teams in Luxembourg, with overall responsibility for the relationship management activities of those teams.
Osmont will also play an active role in helping to drive the continued growth of the group’s Luxembourg office which has grown from 49 to 152 employees in the last 12 months. He will work closely alongside the business development team to build and enhance relationships with local intermediaries, in addition to supporting initiatives that will promote the group in both Luxembourg and throughout Europe.
Osmont joined the Aztec Group in February 2017, having relocated to Luxembourg in April 2016 to lead the real estate and corporate services teams in Luxembourg for Elian. Originally from Jersey, he has over 17 years’ experience in financial services, spanning the private client, alternative investment and corporate services sectors.
Aztec Group is one of the world’s largest independent providers of fund, corporate and depository services with over 650 employees operating across six jurisdictions. The business has been operational in Luxembourg since 2007.
James Vella-Bamber, director at the Aztec Group in Luxembourg, says: “The growth our Luxembourg office has experienced in the last decade has been phenomenal and speaks volumes about our reputation for service excellence. Stephen’s experience in the alternatives sector coupled with his knowledge of the local market makes him a great addition to the team, as we look to consolidate our position as one of the leading providers of fund and corporate services in Luxembourg.”
Osmont says: “It’s fantastic to be joining such a vibrant and dynamic business. What’s really impressive about the Aztec Group is the fact that they’ve grown at an exceptional pace while maintaining an outstanding client retention rate and continuing to win major industry awards for their services. It demonstrates that opportunities to grow the business are always balanced against the need to provide continuity and consistency of service for its existing client base. It has been great to hit the ground running and continue to grow the business with the team here in Luxembourg.”