Centaur Fund Services, a leading independent fund administrator, has expanded its U.S. footprint with the opening of a new office in Fair Lawn, New Jersey. This expansion is in response to the growing demand for independent fund administration solutions from North American hedge and private equity funds.
Centaur is also pleased to announce the hiring of two industry specialists who will work closely with Centaur US CEO, Des Johnson, to lead the U.S. operations. Mase Kazemi joins Centaur as Head of Fund Accounting for Centaur US. Mase brings more than 12 years of experience in management positions in Portfolio Accounting and Operations. Leslie Dewhurst, who has over 10 years of experience in Investor Services on both the administrator and client side, joins the team as Head of Investor Services for Centaur US.
Des Johnson, CEO of Centaur US, said: “This major expansion, coupled with the addition of two experienced professionals, highlights Centaur’s commitment to the U.S. hedge fund and private equity markets. I am thrilled to welcome Mase and Leslie to our growing New Jersey team and we look forward to expanding our U.S. client base together.”
This new location expands the firm’s global presence to a ninth location with four directly servicing the U.S. market. Since Centaur launched its New York Headquarters three years ago, it has experienced exponential growth, with major client wins who have selected Centaur for its superior level of service, better contractual terms, independence and experience. Now with hedge fund and private equity specialists in Bermuda, Dublin and New Jersey, Investment Management firms can enjoy global knowledge from Centaur with a local touch.