IQ-EQ is pleased to announce that Gareth Smith, a fund administration and private equity specialist, has been appointed as Head of Fund Operations in Guernsey. 

Gareth has extensive fund administration and private equity experience within the Channel Islands. In his previous roles, Gareth was the Head of Channel Islands for Apex Fund Services and held the position of Head of Private Equity for the European region. He’s equally comfortable with all alternative asset classes as well as open-ended funds and has sat on several client boards in these sectors. Gareth has most recently been leading the Operations team at Ocorian.

As Head of Fund Operations, Gareth will provide overall leadership for the Funds business in Guernsey whilst also managing, building, and developing partnerships with new and existing clients and intermediaries. Gareth will collaborate with the Directors in leading and managing the teams in the delivery of their excellent client services.  

Commenting on the appointment, Guernsey’s Managing Director, Greg Kok, said: 

“It’s an exciting time for Guernsey as our senior leadership team continues to grow. I’m delighted to have someone of Gareth’s calibre join us and I look forward to us benefiting from his extensive experience and expertise.” 

About IQ-EQ

IQ-EQ is a leading investor services group that brings together a rare combination of global technical expertise and deep understanding of client needs. We have the know-how and the ‘know you’ to provide a comprehensive range of compliance, administration, asset and advisory services to fund managers, multinational companies, family offices and private clients operating worldwide.

IQ-EQ employs a global workforce of 4,000+ people located in 24 jurisdictions and has assets under administration (AUA) exceeding US$500 billion. IQ-EQ works with 11 of the world’s top 15 private equity firms. 

Also part of the IQ-EQ group of companies are First National Trustee Company (FNTC), Equitis and The Private Office.

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For further information on this announcement, please contact:

Sarah Wisbey, Communications Lead

Louise Veitch, Account Director, Aspectus Group
T: +44 (0) 20 7242 8867