The Offshore Funds industry has enjoyed great success over the last 2-3 years and has traditionally been one of the strongest sectors in all of our jurisdictions. Even in the current global climate of uncertainty, this industry continues to thrive.
Collective investment schemes in our jurisdictions range from Hedge Funds, Private Equity and Real Estate, to more specialised investment schemes such as Weather Funds. As a result, there is a consistent demand for professionals with a broad range of expertise.
Due to the nature of the Offshore Fund market, with its appetite for candidates with technical ‘back office’ experience, Fund Accounting and Fund Administration recruitment are our key areas of expertise. Our clients primarily look for candidates who are part or fully professionally qualified (ACA, ACCA) and/or have substantial Fund experience. Examples of the jobs we recruit for include:
- Fund accountant
- Fund administrator
- Fund accounting manager
- Head of funds
- Associate director
- Managing director
Financial Services Institutions, Fiduciary Services businesses and Professional Services, as well as more specialised providers, all require Fund professionals. The resulting range of opportunities – from Fund Administrator for a niche Fund services provider to Head of Funds for a large international organisation- makes working Offshore a very attractive option, as does the quality of life, the excellent reputation of Offshore Financial centres and the beneficial tax systems.
With a growing number of organisations establishing businesses Offshore, the demand for Company Secretaries has increased and, amidst a climate of Global uncertainty, this sector continues to grow in all of our jurisdictions.
Financial Services Institutions, Trusts, Funds and Professional Services firms all require experienced and qualified people to aid them with their Offshore workflow. As such, the ICSA qualification is highly sought after in all of our jurisdictions with organisations considering both part and fully qualified candidates, depending on their level of additional experience.
All candidates, especially those with Onshore-only experience, will have to adapt to the new structures and regulations that govern their jurisdiction. This ‘transition process’ is usually achieved with ease providing they have the support of their employer.
Examples of the types of roles we recruit for include:
- Company secretary
- Assistant manager
- Deputy company secretary
- Head of co sec
Challenging and high quality work, combined with an excellent quality of life and beneficial tax systems make Offshore Financial Centres very attractive for Company Secretaries.
To discuss your move Offshore in more detail, e-mail the team or call +44 20 7776 5955