Specialist private equity fund administrator, Ipes has added to its senior client services teams with the appointment of Jean McNutt as Client Director for Ipes Jersey and Gillian Newton as Deputy Company Secretarial Director for Ipes Guernsey.
Gillian and Jean bring with them more than 50 years combined experience in the financial services sector and will both take a lead role in client relationship management and operational delivery in their respective offices.
A Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) and a qualified Trust & Estate Practitioner, Jean has joined Ipes from State Street, where she was co-head of Private Equity and had overall responsibility for the CVC Capital Partners client relationship. Previously Jean led Client Relationship Management teams specialising in private trust and company administration for high net worth individuals and held management positions in other offshore fund service business, focusing on both institutional and retail market funds.
Jean says, “Joining Ipes Jersey at this time is an exciting opportunity as I look forward to helping to grow the business. I am particularly looking forward to working for a purely specialist private equity administrator as this is also my area of expertise.”
Prior to joining Ipes, Gillian worked for Dexion Capital (Guernsey) Limited where she was a Client Relationship Manager and Corporate Secretary to LSE, ISE, CISE listed companies. She has “hands-on” experience with IPO, LSE, CISE listing processes and on-going obligations, as well as AIFMD structures and FATCA requirements.
Gillian is a Member of the Institute of Directors, having achieved the IOD Certificate in Company Direction and is an ICSA Associate. Gillian is also a Chartered Member of The Chartered Securities Institute.
Gillian comments, “I specialise in listed funds and I am looking forward to using my experience to develop Ipes’ listed capabilities, building relationships with Ipes’ existing clients, and growing the listed part of the business.”
Barry McClay, Ipes Chief Operating Officer comments, “We are delighted to have Jean and Gillian join us. Their experience is invaluable and they will play a big part in the continuing growth of the business. We are seeing significant demand for administration of listed funds, especially as Guernsey has more listed entities on the London Stock Exchange than any other global jurisdiction, and for AIFMD depositary and FATCA Tax Information Exchange services, so Jean and Gillian have joined us at a particularly important and exciting time. We are thrilled that they have chosen Ipes, which is a clear reflection of a great business and a great team of people.”