We believe our business benefits from the following strengths and market opportunities:
A rising tide
The Group is exposed to three specific growth trends within the global asset management industry, namely: the expansion of alternative assets - PwC predicts that alternative assets' share of global assets under management will reach 15% by 2025 (from 12% in 2016); the continued growth in outsourcing of non-core services as a cost-saving measure to combat the effects of fee compression and competition; and increasing regulatory and governance requirements, necessitating specialist advice.
An experienced team
CEO Matthew Hudson has over 30 years’ private equity experience as a lawyer, practitioner and investor. CFO Peter Connell has worked in financial and professional services for 30 years and COO Odi Lahav is a trained actuary and was previously head of the Alternatives Investment Group at a major international rating agency. The Group’s wider senior management team comprises individuals with extensive expertise in the fields of law, fund management solutions, administration, investment advisory, marketing and investment banking.
A trusted partner
A partner is defined by the nature of the partnership. The Group can reduce the number of engagements that its clients need to manage through acting as a single outsourced provider of legal, administration, regulatory, advisory, fund structuring and other middle-and-back office functions. The broad range of these services enables strong client relationships, which are supported by the trusted advisor status of the Group’s legal and advisory services.
A focused and differentiated strategy
The Group comprises three interconnected divisions with a common industry focus. Aside from its alternative assets focus, the Group’s key differentiator is being able to offer a joined-up approach across these service offerings, drawing on multiple points of view, simultaneously.