Smith & Williamson Fund Administration strengthens senior team

  • Written By: Ben Mitchell
  • Published: Tue, 19 Mar 2019 10:38 GMT

Smith & Williamson Fund Administration Limited (SWFAL) has announced the appointment of Allan Seldon as a Business Development Director.

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Allan joins from NatWest where he spent two and a half years as Assistant Director, Business Development, in the Trustee & Depositary Services Team. He has also previously held roles at Cofunds and Suffolk Life.

SWFAL acts as authorised corporate director and authorised fund manager for OEICs and unit trusts respectively and as alternative investment fund manager of a Common Investment Fund. The business has grown significantly in recent years, supported by the success of its in-house operational model with assets under administration (AUM) standing at £13.2bn (as at 28 February 2019), more than double the level reported in 2016.

James Gordon, head of SWFAL, commented: “I am delighted to welcome Allan to the team. His appointment to the newly-created role of Business Development Director will improve our capabilities in this space, allowing us to concentrate on continuing the successful growth of the business, and ensures that SWFAL remains at the forefront of the fund administration and hosted ACD sector in the UK.”

Allan Seldon added: “SWFAL is well placed as one of the leading hosted ACD/fund administration services in the UK and I feel that the business has the platform to go from strength to strength. In line with the overall Smith & Williamson business growth strategy, I am excited by the prospect of supporting the ambitions of the business and look forward to working with the team on this journey.”

“With an ever-changing landscape within the industry, I foresee potential opportunities across multiple distribution channels. I am excited by the prospect of sharing our expertise within SWFAL to a broader audience and supporting future clients in implementing their business strategies.”

By necessity, this briefing can only provide a short overview and it is essential to seek professional advice before applying the contents of this article. This briefing does not constitute advice nor a recommendation relating to the acquisition or disposal of investments. No responsibility can be taken for any loss arising from action taken or refrained from on the basis of this publication. Details correct at time of writing.

Notes to editors
Smith & Williamson is a leading financial and professional services firm providing a comprehensive range of investment management, tax, financial advisory and accountancy services to private clients and their business interests. The firm’s c1,800 people operate from a network of 11 offices: London, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Dublin (City and Sandyford), Glasgow, Guildford, Jersey, Salisbury and Southampton. Smith & Williamson is part of The Tilney Smith & Williamson Group.

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