Global Custodian: Centaur appoints new European private equity head from IQ-EQ
New role highlights Centaur’s commitment to expand its private equity service as it bolsters European offering.
Centaur Fund Services has named a new head of client service, private equity for Europe from administration rival IQ-EQ, as the company continues to expand its private equity offering.
Gareth Davies joins from IQ-EQ where he was head of client relationship management, EMEA.
Davies has over 20 years’ experience working in financial services. This includes 12 years working in private equity fund administration fulfilling leadership roles.
Davies will support Centaur’s private equity clients and define Centaur’s strategy and business development plans in the booming space. Davies will be based in Centaur’s London office.
“Gareth brings in-depth PE experience from servicing clients in the PE environment over the past dozen years. Centaur PE is growing rapidly, and as we expand, our continued success requires the sectoral experience of people like Gareth. His vision, PE experience and impressive cross-domicile knowledge are all important qualities to build this key sector as we enter our next phase of growth,” said Karen Malone, founding partner of Centaur.
Over the last five years, Centaur Fund Services has seen exponential growth in the private equity sector, in line with other players in the market who have sharpened their offering through talent acquisition and new business units.