Elian has appointed Stephen Osmont as associate director of its real estate division in Luxembourg.  

Mr Osmont, who has over 15 years’ financial services experience, moves from Jersey to Luxembourg to take up his new role.  Following Paul Lawrence’s upcoming move from Luxembourg to London as part of his new position as head of European funds, Mr Osmont will be responsible for maintaining and growing Elian’s portfolio of real estate and corporate clients. Following the successful acquisition of SFM Europe in 2015, he will also work with the SFM team to identify cross-selling opportunities within the businesses and continue the integration of the two companies.  

Mr Osmont said: ‘Paul has successfully built up a very strong offering for Elian in Luxembourg and I hope to significantly contribute to the continued growth of the real estate and corporate services business through leading on business development and sales activities, whilst maintaining Elian’s reputation for excellent standards of client service.’  

Elian head of European funds, Paul Lawrence, added: ‘Stephen’s role in Luxembourg represents a chance to participate in and influence the growth of a key Elian jurisdiction. The merger with SFM Europe has created a huge number of new opportunities and nowhere is this truer than in Luxembourg. Stephen is a great asset to the company and is the right person to help Elian achieve continued growth in this important jurisdiction.’  

Prior to joining Ogier Fiduciary Services in January 2004, Mr Osmont spent four years at Ernst & Young Trust Company (International) Limited (latterly known as Royal Bank of Canada Trust Company (International) Limited) where he qualified as chartered certified accountant. At Elian he has worked across a number of service lines, with particular experience in real estate and corporate services in Jersey and fund services in the BVI.