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Funds Association elects new committee

Funds Association elects new committee

Monday 10 August 2020

Funds Association elects new committee

The Jersey Funds Association (JFA) has elected its new committee for the coming year, retaining some previous members and introducing new faces.

Tim Morgan and Michael Johnson have been reelected as Chairman and Vice Chairman respectively.

Meanwhile, the remainder of the committee now also includes Richard Anthony, Mike Byrne, Steve Cartwright, Ben Dixon, Mark Grenyer, Ben Honeywood, Niamh Lalor, Dilmun Leach, Chris Marshall, Robert Milner, Simon Page, Martin Paul, Tom Powell, Peter Rioda, Ben Robins, Martin Rowley and Sarah Sandiford.

Mr Morgan thanked the work and achievements of outgoing committee members, saying: “I’m really grateful for the efforts of the committee over the past twelve months. We have achieved a lot.

"I’m also pleased to welcome some new faces to help drive forward our plans for the coming year across our legal and technical, education and training and communications remit. In particular, I’m delighted that Tom Powell will be leading a new group for us to coordinate a strategy around ESG, an area that is now a fundamental part of our overall proposition as a jurisdiction.”

During the AGM, the JFA Chairman also delivered an annual report identifying the key challenges and opportunities for the industry.

“The pandemic is already proving to affect asset classes and sectors in very different ways, but for Jersey the essential positive message remains that we offer a platform of stability in a rapidly changing market which is borne out through very high levels of activity through the recent period covering the pandemic," he said.

"This is a message that the new-look JFA committee will continue to champion over the coming year.”

“A trend away from widely-held blind pool structures and towards more narrowly-held joint venture and co-investment vehicles appears to be continuing, particularly in the private equity, real estate and adjacent sectors," he added.

"The Jersey Private Fund regime continues to provide a popular, cost-effective and strong solution in this space.

“Meanwhile, as the market develops further through the process of Brexit and as EU regulation continues to build, we anticipate increasing opportunities in Jersey for a wide variety of asset classes, transaction structures and investor bases.”

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