Horace Camp, a leading member of the Channel Islands fund industry who has served on the committees of the Guernsey Investment Fund Association and the Guernsey branch of the Securities and Investment Institute, has been appointed as an executive director of funds services firm Anson Group.
A formerly managing director of Kleinwort Benson's Guernsey fund administration business, Camp has extensive experience in fund administration and management, having been involved with the administration of a wide range of investment vehicles over the past 25 years.
He retains many non-executive directorships of locally domiciled investment funds and will continue to be actively involved in promoting the local fund industry as chairman of the Guernsey fund association's marketing sub-committee.
'I have been a fan of the Anson Group since its launch 10 years ago,' Camp says. 'As one of the few independently operated fund service companies in the Channel Islands, I was always envious of its ability to innovate and take strategic decisions quickly. Factors like these plus Anson's reputation for a quality service and happy customer base make it a pleasure for me to join the board.
'My role includes developing strategic plans for the future growth of each underlying business beginning first with Anson Registrars. As a Crest registrar in both Guernsey and the UK, with outlets in Cayman and the British Virgin Islands, I see Anson Registrars becoming the favoured registrar for those companies preferring the personalised service only an independent group is able to provide.'
Anson Groups chief executive, John Le Prevost, says: 'In the past year we have experienced tremendous growth in our Guernsey businesses and also in our UK operations at Fareham in Hampshire. Horace joins us to help manage and control that growth and sustain the momentum already achieved.
'In addition, Anson has always professed to provide clients with access to a strong management team steeped in fund administration experience and capable of delivering a superior standard of service. Horace joining us adds further weight to this argument. His arrival is a real measure of the success we are experiencing.'
The group's operating companies include Anson Fund Managers, which provides fund administration services in Guernsey and England to all types of investment fund sponsored by investment houses from the UK, Europe, Asia and North America, while Anson Registrars, which also has operations in the UK, Cayman and the BVI, is Guernsey's only locally-owned Crest-compliant share registrar.