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ZEDRA expands Jersey Funds team with two new hires

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Contributed by ZEDRA
04 April, 2017

ZEDRA has made two new appointments to strengthen its 140-strong team in Jersey. Already established with 12 offices worldwide, ZEDRA the independent global specialist in Trust, Corporate and Fund services, has successfully recruited Michael Capraro, who will join as Head of Business Development Fund Services, Jersey, and skilled technical funds specialist Ryan Taylor who will take the role of Associate Director Fund Services, Jersey.

With more than 34 years experience behind him, Michael was previously employed by Vistra Fund Services in Jersey as a Director of its Funds and Corporate division. Prior to that he worked as a Director of TriAlpha Asset Management, and was a Founder and Managing Director for the Jersey based Herald Fund Services where he served for four years. He began his career specialising in financial services in his native South Africa before moving to Europe in 2000.

In his role, Michael will focus on new business development to build the firm's client base both in the UK and further afield to provide new market growth.

"We're thrilled to have someone of Michael's caliber joining ZEDRA," said Ivo Hemelraad, ZEDRA Group Director Corporate Funds & Legal. "He is highly experienced and well placed to drive the growth of the Funds business in Jersey."

Michael will report directly to Ivo Hemelraad.

Ryan Taylor, a graduate of Victoria Collage Jersey and a Fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants, brings a wealth of experience with him. He began his career at Ernst & Young where he worked for five years with a focus in Financial Services and Investment Management clients. He joins ZEDRA from Vistra Fund Services Limited, where he rose through the ranks from Fund Accoutant to manage the Client Accounting Team and also act as the Funds Group Systems Controller.

"We are excited to have Ryan onboard since his specialised fund accounting knowledge and technical mindset will enable us to deliver even more value to our clients," Ivo continues. "He has the business acumen and the education to provide excellent client servicing and new growth opportunities in Jersey and further afield."

Ryan's role will include improving ZEDRA's client experience by providing bespoke accounting and valuation solutions. He will also be instrumental in implementing our planned technical infrastructure.

The addition of Michael Capraro and Ryan Taylor fulfills another part of ZEDRA's strategic plan to be one of the Worlds premier Trust, Corporate and Fund service providers.

"We are delighted to welcome both Michael and Ryan to the ZEDRA Jersey team," said Niels Nielsen,ZEDRA CEO, "Their collective experience and backgrounds is an important asset as we continue to develop and build on our client base. The appointments are a signal of intent that we will continue to seek out the very best Trust, Corporate and Fund service professionals to help grow our firm."

For further information, please visit www.zedra.com


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