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Director of Islamic Finance and Funds Groupsince 1988
Trevor Norman joined Volaw in 1988 and was appointed a director in 1989. He is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, having qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1983. He gained an Honours Degree in Business Studies in 1980, and is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the International Tax Planning Association and the Institute of Directors.
Trevor is responsible for the management and administration of Volaw's corporate clients, including special purpose vehicles and collective investment funds. Trevor is an acknowledged industry specialist in Islamic finance work; he has worked on a wide variety of Shari'a-compliant transactions, including several real estate funds, various specialist Shari'a screened equity funds and the award-winning Caravan I securitisation Sukuk.
Trevor's specialist knowledge has led to him being invited to write several definitive articles on Islamic finance, including one on Islamic Investment Funds for the book "Islamic Asset Management" and another on Trusts and Shari'a Law for the book "Islamic Retail Banking and Finance". He is a regular speaker at International Conferences, particularly those dealing with Islamic Finance. He is also responsible for our in-house computer systems.
Senior Manager - Fund Services Groupsince 2010
Ashley is a Senior Manager in the Fund Services Group and is responsible for the relationship management and administration of Volaw's conventional corporate clients, including special purpose vehicles and investment funds. Prior to joining Volaw in February 2010 Ashley was employed by Maples Finance Jersey Limited where he worked on a variety of investment fund transactions, providing fiduciary services to private equity funds, hedge funds, multi-manager funds, emerging market funds and unit trusts and co-ordinated Channel Island Stock Exchange Listing Services. Ashley had previously worked for Gartmore Fund Managers International Limited in Jersey as Head of Client Services, having joined them in May 1991. As Head of Client Services, Ashley was responsible for servicing the clients of 21 mutual funds, with more than 25,000 shareholders located in over 100 jurisdictions. Ashley is a former committee member of the Jersey Funds Association.
Manager - Fund Services Groupsince 2013
Matthew joined Volaw as a Manager in the Fund Services Group in December 2013. He graduated from the University of York with an Upper Second Class BA Honours degree in History and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte, London, working in the audit and consultancy departments, with particular focus on private equity, investment management and insurance clients. Prior to joining Volaw in December 2013 Matthew was employed by KPMG Channel Islands Limited as an Manager in their Advisory department, working on local transaction, restructuring and risk consulting projects. During his time at KPMG Channel Islands Limited Matthew was seconded to Jersey Finance Limited, as the Strategic Projects Manager, where he worked on the implementation of the 2013 jurisdictional review project, delivered by a leading international consultancy firm, and facilitation and deployment of the Value of Jersey to Britain report by Capital Economics.