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Abacus Financial Services Group

The Abacus Financial Services Group is a leading fund and fiduciary services provider, establishing and administering onshore and offshore company, fund, trust, and pension (QROPS) solutions. Operating from the Isle of Man and Malta, we tailor our services to each client’s individual requirements, managing a diverse range of assets including investment portfolios, trading companies, yachts, aircraft and property. 

With increased industry-wide focus on transparency and operational efficiency, effective establishment and ongoing management of your fund structures is more important than ever. The highest quality of middle and back office services offered in the administration of a fund’s operational activity are core to its success. It is here that our independence, innovative technology and expert teams combine knowledge and experience with best practice operational processes to ensure the accurate and timely provision of professional accounting, registrar and statutory services.

With more than 35 years’ experience, Abacus provides full-service concept development and administration solutions for a range of third-party funds and currently provide services to Open ended and Closed ended funds domiciled in all of the primary domiciles including; the British Virgin Islands (‘BVI’), Cayman, Bermuda and the Isle of Man (EU domiciled funds are administered through our Malta office).

As a flexible and proactive administrator, we have a depth of experience in helping clients to find the best solutions to meet their needs. Our existing client portfolio ranges from funds with several thousand investors to private schemes with a small number of ultra-high net worth individuals.

The skill set of our fund team is ideally positioned to support these structures with a depth of fund establishment and ongoing administration expertise, as well as an efficient cost base and a client service ethic which is designed to add speed and flexibility to the administration process.

Our fund administration services cover all asset types including traditional equity, bond and cash funds, alternative assets trading derivative financial instruments, and non-financial assets such as real estate, commodities or trading companies.

Abacus can support your business by providing market leading technology which is customised to provide added value and improve your relationship with shareholders, promoters and other service providers. Our proposition includes an efficient and effective cost base coupled with a client service ethos designed to add speed, quality and flexibility to the administration service.

Abacus Financial Services Group is a registered trading name of Abacus Financial Services Limited.
Abacus Financial Services Limited is licensed by the Financial Supervision Commission of the Isle of Man
Abacus Financial Services (Malta) Limited is recognised by the Malta Financial Services Authority to provide fund administration services
 
 
Paul Kneen

Paul Kneen

 Paul joined Abacus in 2007, prior to which he held a number of management positions with international banks, overseeing the banking, custodial, trust and fund services operations.

 
Paul has over 25 years financial services experience and holds various board positions on fund and holding company structures; from high value private fund structures holding trading, property and private equity type assets, through to fully retail daily dealing UCITS type funds which provide access to high volume and highly liquid trading programs across a diverse range of financial investment strategies.
 
Paul offers considerable expertise in the establishment and development of offshore and onshore investment company structures, and has significant expertise in the various structuring options available to prospective clients seeking to discern the most suitable approach for their individual requirements.
 

Education

BA (Hons) – Teeside University
Chartered Fellow of the Institute for Securities & Investments 

Chairman of the Isle of Man Funds Association
Member of Isle of Man Chamber of Commerce
Member of Isle of Man Compliance Professionals

 

Mario Psaila

Mario Psaila

Mario joined Abacus in June 2012 and is responsible for the operations of Abacus’ Maltese fund administration arm.

Mario has over 30 years experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Abacus, Mario held a number of executive and senior management positions in the areas of fund administration, banking and telecommunications; roles included Head of Bank Operations, Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) and Company Secretary. Mario also played a part in starting up a fund administration operator and headed the finance department of a quadruple play telecommunications operator.
 

Education

Diploma in Fund Administration
MBA with the University of Malta

Member of Chartered Institute of Bankers

Upcoming training

Tue, 14/10/2014 (All day) - London