International Fund Management Limited is part of the PraxisIFM Group, one of the largest independently-owned financial services groups based in the Channel Islands.
International Fund Management is a Guernsey licensed investment manager and has a strong track record of providing principal management and risk advisory services to funds and investment managers since 2006. IFM currently provides services to sixteen funds with an aggregate asset value in excess of US$3 billion.
Tel: +44 (0) 1481 755531
Educated and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in New Zealand, Chris came to Guernsey in 1998. His fund and risk management experience started when he joined Close Fund Services Limited in 2001 where he became Operations Director in 2005. During this period Chris reviewed their fund clients documenting structure and process in order to implement new operational procedures leading to a more focused risk based approach for the business. Reviews included the specific areas of pricing, NAV production, pricing risks and dealing with the fund advisors on a frequent basis. These funds included asset types such as, but not limited to, property, debt, fund of funds, sovereign debt and private equity.
In August 2007 Chris joined Investec Administration Services Limited which was subsequently sold to PraxisIFM as part of Investec’s sale of the business in 2009, all clients moved with the acquisition.
Chris moved from operations to Managing Director of International Fund Management in 2009 to focus primarily on current management roles and developing future opportunities in the areas of fund management, risk management and AIFMD/UCITS' solutions. He continues to sit on a number of fund and general partner boards and oversees all management services undertaken by IFM including adherence to distribution rules and investor reporting.
Tel: +44 (0) 1481 737684
Founder of the Praxis Funds Group, Chris spent eight years as Operations and Finance Director at Close Fund Services. During his time with the Praxis Funds Group and Close Fund Services, he has worked with numerous listed funds with several investing into debt, including but not limited to Ashmore, CypressTree, Fair Oaks and the United Bank of Kuwait. Prior to Close, he assisted in the establishment of the offshore Unigestion Funds Group, including their fund management and fund of hedge funds structures. Previously Chris qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG. He has resided on numerous client fund and fund management boards and has significant experience in various asset classes types such as property, private equity, hedge funds and debt.
Tel: +44 (0) 1481 755593
Shaun joined International Fund Management Limited in 2017. He has over 25 years extensive front to back experience throughout Fund Administration, Transfer Agency, Fund Custody, Trustee and AIFMD Depository lines of business, dealing with many fund structures including ICCs, PCCs, Investment Companies and Unit Trusts, across a wide range of strategies such as Hedge Funds, Fund of Funds, Fund of Hedge Funds, Debt, Bond and Equity Funds.
His previous positions include Fund Administration Manager with Close Fund Services Limited, Deputy Head of Credit Suisse Fund Administration (Guernsey) Limited and Head of J.P. Morgan Custody Services (Guernsey) Limited. He has also held prescribed positions as recognised by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission for over 10 years, including Directorships and MLRO positions.
As a Director of IFM, Shaun offers advisors and boards with fund and risk management services solutions, including AIFMD and UCITS, providing PPM reporting and registrations for cross border marketing, together with consulting services for managers and boards seeking adherence to AIFMD and UCITS. He also assists with oversight and governance of the day-to-day business.
Shaun is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments and has previously sat on the Guernsey Investment Fund Association Custodian and Depositary Sub Committee.
Tel: +44 (0) 1481 755532
Janine joined the PraxisIFM Group in 2009 as a result of the acquisition of Investec Administration Services Limited. She has over 30 years’ experience in the finance sector working with both private and corporate clients. Over the past 17 years she has worked in the funds industry developing particular expertise in property, structured products and private equity funds. Janine is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and leads the Corporate Secretariat team in Guernsey.
Tel: +44 (0) 1481 737641
Ray joined PraxisIFM in 2007, after spending over 21 years in the banking industry, including ten years with Allied Irish Bank in Dublin, where his focus was primarily commercial and private banking. He moved to Guernsey in 1996 and joined Royal Bank of Scotland International (RBSI) working as a key member of the Corporate Banking Management Team.
At PraxisIFM Ray is Managing Director of Praxis Corporate Finance Limited (PCF) and Head of Group Marketing and Business Development.
PCF provides Group clients with funding solutions across a wide range of asset classes e.g. real estate (including planning, development and investment), marine and aircraft. Ray maintains strong relationships with a large portfolio of lenders which provide Senior, Bridging and Mezzanine finance covering high street, boutique, alternative and private lenders. PCF also has its own pool of investors who:
• will lend up to £3m on any one transaction in a Senior or Mezzanine structure for Group clients, or
• are buyers and invest equity in a wide range of asset classes.
As Group Head of Marketing and Business Development Ray leads a team which has created a process based on building and maintaining strong relationships with clients and intermediaries. This involves a programme of “face to face” meetings and consistent, professional follow-up and delivery across the Group’s international offices.
Senior Fund Analyst
Tel: +44 (0) 1481 737617
Matthew joined International Fund Management Limited as an analyst in 2014. He has eleven years experience working within the finance industry. Matthew provides management and risk management services as well as being a daily contact for fund management clients. With oversight of a small team, his daily responsibilities include oversight of funds under management and risk management reviews for UCITS regulated funds and funds marketed under the AIFM directive. He is also responsible for monthly factsheets, the review and issue of Key Investor Information Documents (KIIDs), Risk Management Agreements and Policies, providing updates to clients and undertaking Due Diligence Oversight Visits to various counter parties and outsourced service providers. Mathew is also responsible for risk system development and provides overview of the IFM website.