Fortis Prime Fund Solutions has appointed Andrew Collins as head of European client relationship management.
Collins, who previously worked as manager in the investment management group of Ernst & Young, Dublin, will take responsibility for the firm's banking and finance, fund administration and global custody clients. He has extensive past experience in providing a broad range of advisory and project management services to investment funds and hedge funds as well as the listing of specialist entities, including securitisation vehicles and hedge funds, on the Irish Stock Exchange.
Prior to working with Ernst & Young, Collins, who holds an honours bachelor's degree in economics and an honours master's degree in business economics, worked for Davy Corporate Finance.
"Andrew brings with him exceptional expertise and experience from the investment and hedge funds environment," says Joost Löbler, chief commercial officer with Prime Fund Solutions. "His appointment to our growing relationship management team indicates our ongoing commitment to our clients in the UK and across continental Europe".
Background notes: Fortis Prime Fund Solutions offers services ranging from start-up support to administration and mid-office services, global custody, clearing, as well as equity financing and securities lending services. As part of its financing services, Prime Fund Solutions can provide bridge and/or leverage credit facilities for hedge funds and funds of hedge funds.