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Hawksford strengthens Asian presence with three strategic appointments

Eighteen months after establishing a presence in Asia and following substantive growth, Hawksford is strengthening its commitment to the Asian market by building its team.

Group chief operations officer Steve Spybey (pictured) has been seconded to the Singapore office to support further growth within Hawksford’s Asian business and to consolidate integration across the company’s international offices. Spybey, who was previously based in the Jersey office, will work closely with the existing team, which is led by Asia chief operating officer Jacqueline Low, as well as continuing to have involvement with Hawksford’s wider strategic direction.

Alan Ang and Emma Green have also joined Hawksford’s Singapore office. Business development manager Alan joins Hawksford from Boardroom and has 12 years experience in professional sales and the development of new client business and partnerships. He will help to build the company’s relationships with Asian based intermediaries. Trust manager Emma Green brings 10 years’ private client experience to the role and will help Hawksford to expand its range of services in the Asian market. She held trust roles in Jersey and Switzerland before moving to Singapore in 2013.
The appointments underscore Hawksford’s commitment to the Asian market and will bring greater consistency in positioning its corporate, private client and funds services across its global offices.
‘I am looking forward to immersing myself in a different culture and applying my experience in European markets to support the next stage of development for Hawksford’s Asian business. There are real opportunities to invest in the business and ensure we are working seamlessly across our global offices,’ says Spybey.
Low adds: ‘It is excellent news that we have added strength and depth to the Asian business through Steve joining us from the Jersey office and Alan and Emma’s appointments. Having a strong team in place will allow us to quickly progress our strategic objectives. In eighteen months Hawksford’s Asian business has seen strong growth and now is the perfect time to combine our expertise to accelerate further expansion.’
Hawksford established a presence in Singapore in March 2014 with the acquisition of Janus Corporate Solutions, and further cemented its foothold in Asia by opening an office in Hong Kong in February 2015.
Hawksford was backed by UK mid-market private equity house Dunedin in 2008.

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