White Star Capital, a global multi-stage technology investment platform, has announced that Tony Corbin has joined the firm as chief financial officer (CFO) and General Partner.

This appointment marks the expansion of the firm’s team in Guernsey, with a team of ten now based on the island.

Coinciding with Tony’s appointment, White Star Capital has also announced that it has expanded its presence on Guernsey, with the opening of a new permanent office in St Peter Port providing an operational hub for its international investment team based out of London, New York, Paris, Singapore, Toronto, Montreal and Tokyo.

Tony brings over 17 years of experience in global financial services and alternative investment funds to White Star Capital. Before joining the firm, he was with PwC where he specialised in providing audit and advisory services to alternative investment funds with a speciality in supporting new venture capital funds as they launched and established their operations.

He has also been joined on Guernsey by Patrick Recasens Morente, White Star Capital’s Chief Legal Officer and General Partner, who made the move from Paris to Guernsey earlier this year as part of the firm’s commitment to growing its presence on the island.

Eric Martineau-Fortin, Founder and Managing Partner of White Star Capital, commented: “Tony brings exceptional skills and experience to White Star’s global operations. His global perspective is an integral part of White Star’s ethos and investment strategy and has been one of the drivers of success as the firm has grown to manage over $1bn in assets. When the opportunity to welcome him to our partnership presented itself, it was a natural offer to make.

“What attracted me in moving our family to Guernsey in 2011 was the pool of skilled finance professionals as well as its highly sophisticated business environment. After more than ten years on the island, I am extremely proud to announce that our global operations are now fully internalised and managed out of Guernsey under the leadership of Tony and Patrick. With ten professionals working out of our office in St Peter Port, I couldn’t be prouder of our entire team.”

Pictured left to right: Patrick Recasens Morente, General Counsel & General Partner; Eric Martineau-Fortin, Founder & Managing Partner; Tony Corbin, CFO & General Partner