07 February 2017

Hawksford has bolstered its funds capabilities with the appointment of industry expert Simon Page as Head of Funds.

Simon will lead Hawksford's fund services team and is responsible for managing divisional operations and the delivery of excellent client service to the business's private equity and real estate clients.

A member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Simon started his career at KPMG in Liverpool before moving to PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Cayman Islands in 2007 as a senior associate with responsibility for the management of a portfolio of private equity, real estate and hedge funds. He moved to Jersey to join State Street, formerly Mourant International Finance Administration, in 2008 where he held numerous senior funds positions, most recently as vice president and head of private equity fund services.

Simon said, 'I have developed substantial knowledge of fund and corporate services delivery, globally and am looking forward to sharing my expertise with Hawksford's established team. Hawksford is a dynamic organisation with a relationship based approach to client service, delivery and quality. I welcome the opportunity to play a pivotal role in shaping its funds offering.'

Hawksford Group Chief Executive Michel van Leeuwen said, 'Simon's rigorous technical understanding of the industry and client needs will be a huge advantage in driving the next stage of growth for Hawksford's funds offering. Hawksford has an ambitious growth strategy in place and our funds division is one of its cornerstones.'