About Host Capital

Host Capital operates independently as an Authorised Corporate Director (ACD), authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

With extensive experience in financial product development operations and oversight we are uniquely placed to develop, host, launch and operate FCA Authorised Collective Investment Schemes. We believe in a specialist not generalist approach to designing investment funds, and work with leading law firms, Fund Administrators, Fund Accountants and Transfer Agents to bespoke our ACD service to each client.

Our fund hosting service enables third parties such as Wealth Management, Investment Management, IFAs and Property Development firms to launch UK regulated investment funds. The client sponsors the fund while Host Capital operates the fund, oversees risk and assume regulatory responsibility.

With well over 150 years collective experience in financial services, our history as an ACD (and more recently AIFM) began when Christopher Finch founded the company in 2004. Since then the company has grown materially to become one of the UK's few truly independent ACD/AIFM Fund hosting specialists.

We believe our independent status offers a uniquely bespoke service, which when combined with our experience and expertise, makes us the ACD of choice in the UK market.

Christopher Finch - Managing Director

Christopher Finch

Prior to forming TRI Investments Limited in 2004 (now called Host Capital Limited), Christopher spent 22 years in the financial services business. The first 10 years was spent working for two national Independent Financial Advisors (IFA's) specialising in advising clients on investment products as well as corporate pension schemes. Following that Christopher worked for two global investment management companies focusing on developing new investment products and services for the retail and institutional markets. Today Christopher is Managing Director and Head of Product Development at Host Capital. He is an Associate Member of the Personal Finance Society.

Brian Primrose - Director - Chief Operating Officer

Brian Primrose

Brian is responsible for the operational aspects of Host Capital Limited, and all third party relationships with suppliers to the Funds. He has 38 years experience in financial services with a career spanning Canada Life, SG Warburg/Mercury Asset Management, Schroder Investment Management, Banque Generale du Luxembourg, and most recently Capita Financial Managers. He is a Member of the Institute of Directors and an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

Steve Anderson - Finance Director

Steve Anderson

Steve Anderson has over 28 years’ experience working for Accounting practices and within industry. He qualified with the Association of Accounting Technicians in 1995 and in 2009 became a Fellow Member. Steve has held finance positions within the offshore energy sector and private equity firms, and has now been managing the finance function for Host Capital Ltd for over 9 years

Geoff Brooks - Director

Geoff Brooks

Geoff has more than 20 years' experience in Financial Services. He has a track record of delivery in the fields of strategic market development, sales and marketing, product development and project management. Geoff possesses in-depth experience of the commercial and personal pensions market for both high networth individuals and employee benefits.

Katerina Nemeckova - Assistant Director, Operations & Finance

Katerina Nemeckova

Katerina has over 13 years fund accounting, audit and cash management experience, and has worked at Host Capital for the last 5 years. Previously she worked for accounting outsourcing companies including TMF Group, one of Europe's largest Company administrators. She is a fully qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Currently on maternity leave.

Fiona Stewart - Head of Operations

Fiona Stewart

Fiona joined Host Capital in April 2016 as Head of Operations. She has over 20 years’ experience in alternative asset management having previously been at Standard Bank plc as COO of their Principal Asset Management division in London with responsibility for administration, operations and compliance. Prior to Standard Bank she was COO of Plutus Capital Management, a boutique convertible arbitrage hedge fund, and Sofaer Capital Inc., a global long/short equity hedge fund manager where she was global CFO responsible for its offices in New York, London and Hong Kong. Fiona started her career as an auditor with Deloitte & Touche and has worked in South Africa and Hong Kong; she trained as an accountant and holds a BComm and Graduate Diploma in Accountancy from the University of Cape Town. She was also a past co-chair of the CFO/COO committee of AIMA in London.

Asim Javed - Senior Manager, Monitoring and Risk

Asim Javed

Asim is responsible for Risk Management and the monitoring of Host Capital Funds. Asim is a CFA charter holder and a certified accountant with over 7 years of experience within the financial services industry. Previously, at State Street Bank and Trust he was a key member of the newly formed Complex and Regulated funds division. He was responsible for managing and delivering services to the clients with aggregate AUM of $5bn. He has held similar positions previously with exposure to Private Equity and Structured products funds. Asim has a track record in on boarding, implementing reporting routines and financial modelling and analysis.

Olga Ratiuk - Manager, Funds Operation Oversight

Olga Ratiuk

Olga joined Host Capital in early 2013 as an Operations Associate, quickly rising through the ranks to the position of Funds Operations Oversight Manager with a special interest in Real Estate and Private Equity. She has a MA degree in International Business Management from Westminster University and, more recently, obtained CFA Level 4 in Investment Management.

Lauren Howard - Fund Accounting Manager

Lauren Howard

Lauren joined Host Capital in February 2017 with responsibility for the oversight of all aspects of the Fund Accounting function of Host Capital and client funds. Lauren has over 6 years’ Fund Accounting, Fund Administration and Fund Oversight experience having previously worked at BoNY Mellon, State Street, Legal & General and Northern Trust. Lauren has worked on several major projects including Fund Migrations, Fund Closures and Regulatory change projects as well as significant share class launches. Lauren is a part-qualified member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and AAT qualified.

John Elder - Head of Alternative Investments

John Elder

John has worked in the alternative asset industry for over 15 years. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC in 1997 and then worked in the PwC Private Equity Valuation Team. In 1998 he joined the RBS Leveraged Finance Team becoming an Senior Director. He supported over 20 private equity transactions arranging senior and mezzanine debt structures. He understands the comprehensive due diligence processes used by private equity firms and the complex legal structures used to finance the underlying invested companies. He joined Capita Financial Group as Head of Private Equity in 2011. which manages £25bn of assets for third party clients, including £5bn of alternative assets (Private Equity, Real Estate and other closed ended vehicles).

Shahid Chaudhri - Head of Investment Management and Risk

Shahid Chaudhri

Shahid has over 30 years' experience in the Investment and Risk Management industry. Previously Chief Investment Officer at Capita Financial Group, he was a key member of the team that re-engineered Capita's ACD business post Arch Cru. At Capita Shahid was responsible for Risk Management oversight of £25bn in assets managed by over 200 investment funds. He developed and implemented a framework for performance, market and liquidity risk monitoring and oversaw all investment fund risk assessments. Shahid has also held senior roles at Goldman Sachs (Head of London Quantitative Strategy Group); Salomon Smith Barney (Head of European Liability Management); NatWest Markets (Head of Fixed Income Quantitative Research); and RBS (Head of Client Solutions and Fixed Income Quantitative Solutions).

Ian Griffiths - Head of Property Investment

Ian Griffiths

A chartered surveyor since 1984 Ian has over 35 years experience in commercial real estate. He was Head of Property Investment at Dunlop Heywood Lorenz responsible for the national investment team where in final year the team transacted over £1.2bn of deals. During time there helped set up and acquire circa £100m of investments for property fund BFS Managed Properties Ltd and circa £500 million of investments for private Dublin based fund Brookdale Group including a number of Central London transactions. Former director of Nexus Property Management Services Ltd whose main mandate is third party manager to listed REIT Primary Health Properties PLC.

Gren Carr Jones - Property Investment Director

Gren Carr Jones

A Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Gren is a real estate specialist with over 45 years of experience. He has worked across a broad range of the real estate sector and with numerous large, multi-national institutional investors and occupiers throughout the UK, western and central Europe, Russia and North-East Asia. With significant experience in the management and administration of real estate funds, including substance, governance and management, he is a board member for a range of regulated and non-regulated entities in Europe.

Andrew Thompson - Wealth Management Solutions Director

Andrew Thompson

Andrew has almost 30 years' industry experience with the likes of Scottish Equitable, Legal & General and Sarasin & Partners. He spent his early years in the industry as an investment specialist. Andrew has responsibility for business development within wealth management for the Host Capital group of companies.

Ian Miller - Manager Transfer Agency Services

Ian Miller

Ian joined Host Capital in July 2013 and is the Manager of the Transfer Agency Services Department which provides oversight of the outsourced administration providers. Ian has worked in the Regulated Fund environment for over 16 years, previously working at Smith & Williamson. He has extensive experience of fund launch, take-on and migration projects both in his current and previous position.


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For more information about Host Capital and our range of innovative investment products then please contact us on +44 (0) 207 290 9490

Contact Details

Telephone Number

+44 (0) 207 290 9490

Email

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Office Hours

9.00am - 5.30pm

Address

Host Capital Ltd
73 New Bond Street
London
W1S 1RS
United Kingdom

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