First Names Group is delighted to announce the appointment of Stuart Pinnington as Group Managing Director Corporate Services. The appointment is effective immediately.

A corporate funds lawyer by background, Stuart’s industry experience has been honed through a number of senior leadership roles, most recently as Group Holdings Director Head of Funds and Corporate for a well-respected Jersey based firm. Stuart started his career by training and qualifying as an English Solicitor whilst working for LG LLP based in the UK.  

As Group Managing Director Corporate Services Stuart will work closely with the wider leadership team and will be an active member of the Group’s Management Committee. He will be based in Jersey where he will report to Mark Pesco.

Commenting on his appointment Stuart said:

“I’m delighted to be joining First Names Group particularly as we are entering into an extremely exciting period of growth for our business following the announcement of our acquisition by SGG Group late last year. I’m particularly looking forward to working closely with my new team to deliver the exceptional level of client service for which the Group is known and, once the necessary regulatory consents are in place, to work with our new SGG Group colleagues in taking this business to even greater success.”

Mark Pesco, First Names Group Chief Executive Officer said:

“Stuart is both well-known and hugely respected in the industry. He combines great technical expertise with a deep understanding of the industry and a strong client focussed approach, which make him an excellent commercial and cultural fit not only for our business as it stands today but even more so for the newly combined business in the future. 

This is an incredible time to be joining this business as I believe that the combined Group will become a significant driving force in the provision of services to ultra-high net worth families, corporates and fund clients. Leveraging Stuart’s expertise and guidance I’m confident that our Corporate services team will play a key role in driving our future success and really look forward to working closely with him to achieve this.”

Mark Pesco and Stuart Pinnington