Aztec Group is thrilled to be once again chosen as Fund Administrator of the Year by a judging panel of leading industry experts at the 2015 European Private Equity Awards. The Group has had a remarkably successful year providing outsourcing solutions, with especially prominent growth in Jersey with over 80 brand new vacancies being filled in 2014 alone.
The Private Equity Awards ceremony took place on 22 April in London to recognise the best of European Private Equity, with the Aztec Group taking the lead over a number of other reputable shortlisted fund and corporate service providers. Giving the reason behind the choice, the judges, a panel of 20 industry experts, were particularly impressed with the Group’s exceptional success, “Impressive client growth, adding new onshore offerings and increasing its own staff-base with fresh talent, the judges thought 2014 was a stand-out year for Aztec.”
Since last being recognised as the Fund Administrator of the Year in 2014, the Group has focussed on evolving its core service offering to meet the needs of fund promoters and investors, following an increasing trend in solutions being delivered from multiple fund and SPV locations. Commenting on the award, Alan Ross, Head of Private Equity at the Aztec Group, said, “The fund landscape keeps evolving with complex regulation, adding further intricacies to the day-to-day administration of funds. In response to these developments, we continue to invest in our staff and in turn our service offering to remain the outsourcing partner of choice. This is a testament to the unwavering passion of our employees across the Group, both client facing and those who support them.”
Following the figures on the Jersey Labour Market statistics (published on 16 April 2015 by the States of Jersey), the Aztec Group is proud to have played its part in creating new jobs on the Island in 2014, with the current number of employees reaching 200 in the Jersey office. With a focus on positioning itself as an Employer of Choice, the Group has successfully maintained a remarkable staff retention rate of over 90% since it was founded back in 2001. The Group places a strong emphasis on investing in its staff through personal and professional development and over 80% of employees are either fully qualified or in training for professional qualifications. Joanna Hewlett, the Group’s Head of Human Resources, comments, “Our staff and their development are at the heart of our core service offering. By investing in our people, not only do we ensure our clients reap the rewards of working with the same experienced teams year on year, but we also provide our employees with a clear structure for career progression and professional development.”
In addition to the Aztec Group’s growth on the Island, its entrepreneurial spirit was also demonstrated by two new office openings in Stockholm and Amsterdam in the past twelve months, which were opened to assist its longstanding clients looking for additional local support in these jurisdictions.
To find out for yourself why the Aztec Group has continuously been recognised by the industry or why it offers a bright alternative career in finance, please explore www.aztecgroup.co.uk.