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ZEDRA Expands funds team with key Jersey hire

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Contributed by ZEDRA
21 June, 2017

ZEDRA has hired a new Head of Funds Jersey to join the expanding team. Robert Lucas, who comes to ZEDRA with over 16 years experience, has worked across a wide range of Trust, Fund Administrators, Corporate Funds and Private Equity firms, affording him a wealth of industry knowledge and understanding needed to build success and maintain company growth.

ZEDRA has experienced rapid expansion in current months, its recent senior hires over the past few months has not only strengthened the firm as a whole, but also elevated the level of product and service solutions it provides.

In his previous experience before joining ZEDRA, Robert served as the Head of Fund and Corporate Services for a Jersey based provider for five years, and prior to that, for six years Robert served as a Director of a Global Fund Administrator and custodian heading up their Real Estate and Infrastructure Fund Administration Business. Robert has also served as a Private Equity Fund accountant in the Cayman Islands, and spent two years as a Trust Officer in his earlier career in Jersey. He trained to be a Chartered Accountant in England qualifying in 2001.

"We are excited about adding Rob to our Jersey team as Head of Funds," says Ivo Hemelraad, ZEDRA Group Director Corporate Funds & Legal. "His extensive industry experience in the Funds industry and his wealth of knowledge is the perfect fit as we continue to grow and develop ZEDRA as a global specialist in Trust, Corporate and Funds specialist.

In his new role, Robert commented that, "ZEDRA's fresh 'clean slate' approach to Fund administration is exactly what the industry needs, and that he aims to harness the entrepreneurial spirit within the family office and staff owned ZEDRA Group, the extremely experienced and motivated administration team, along with the 'best of breed' technology, to provide the highest level of service to both existing clients and new."

Robert will report directly to Ivo Hemelraad.

Robert specialises in establishing funds and is highly experienced in a variety of fund operations, including compliance, investor administration, asset administration and valuations. He also specialises in fund management, including directorships, governance and company secretarial services.

Robert is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales who has more than 15 years' of wide ranging offshore fund and trust experience in both Jersey and the Cayman Islands.

For further information, please visit www.zedra.com


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