Zoë Cousens MCSI is a Guernsey based wealth management professional with more than 30 years’ experience in financial services. One of the first women to work in the London Stock Exchange in 1986, Zoë has spent most of her career as an Investment Manager in Guernsey. In 2011, she moved into the local fiduciary sector as an investment consultant overseeing and monitoring financial assets and building investment solutions, notably a successful pension scheme. In 2015, Zoë relocated to Dubai where she established a company providing bespoke portfolio analysis to fiduciary companies and families. Whilst in Dubai, Zoë was a Member of the UAE National Advisory Board of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment and a Non-Executive Director of a wealth management company based in the Dubai International Finance Centre. Zoë has returned to Guernsey with several years’ international experience, including being the Middle East Representative for Guernsey Finance. She holds qualifications in investments and trusts, and has several professional awards including the Wealth Briefing GCC Women in Wealth Management Editor’s Prize. In the Middle East she was a well-known speaker at events such as STEP Arabia.
Zoë said “I am delighted to join the pan-island team at Altair, and to have the opportunity to assist with the launch of their new governance-led investment consultancy providing valuable expertise and oversight to our fiduciary clients. I bring independence and considerable experience to assist fiduciaries to fulfil their duties in respect of investment assets in their control.”
Commenting on Zoë’s appointment, Andreas Tautscher, CEO, Altair, said: “With the increasing need for substance and oversight we continue to see growing demand for professionals with the appropriate skills and experience that Zoë can provide. Zoë’s unique pedigree enables us to diversify and further provide very specific board-level support and new consultancy services. She will play a vital role, both in strengthening our overall proposition in Guernsey as well as working with her colleague, Mike Farley, in Jersey in developing a CI service.”