Corporate, Private Client and Funds Services business, Hawksford, has made three senior appointments to its global team across, following a period of significant growth.
Gavin Wilkins joins as Global Head of Client and Intermediary Relationships and Ross Rennie joins as Manager of Corporate Services, both based in Hawksford’s Jersey office. Serene Lim joins as Associate Director in Hawksford’s Singapore office.
With over 20 years’ experience in the industry, Mr Wilkins has significant international experience gained in Asia, the Middle East and Africa. He has extensive knowledge across a range of asset classes, private and regulated investment structures, funds, and international capital markets including the London Stock Exchange, AIM, Aquis and Euronext.
Working alongside Hawksford clients internationally, particularly those with cross border interests from the Middle East and Asia-Pacific, Mr Wilkins will lead commercial and strategic initiatives within the Hawksford Group.
“I am absolutely delighted to join Hawksford’s talented and ambitious leadership team. Hawksford is immersed in some of world’s most dynamic and exciting markets and I look forward to adding value to our international client base and driving forward the range and depth of services and solutions we can offer to them,” said Mr Wilkins.
Ross Rennie joins as a manager in the Jersey Corporate Services team and brings a wealth of commercial transaction experience. Mr Rennie specialises in real estate and boasts extensive experience in structuring and managing the acquisitions and sales of prime residential and commercial property in the UK, Europe and the US as part of clients’ global investment strategies. Mr Rennie will lead a Corporate team at Hawksford that administers investment structures in a variety of asset classes such as real estate, structured finance and tech, as well as holding and financing companies for international businesses.
Bringing over 10 years of corporate, banking and securitisation expertise to Hawksford, Ms Lim joins Hawksford’s Singapore office from TMF. She has extensive expertise in capital markets, structured finance as well as trust structuring and succession planning for Singapore BVI and Cayman Trusts. Serene also sits as a secretary at the STEP Singapore branch.
Daniel Hainsworth, Global Head of Corporate Services concluded:“We have seen substantial and intentional growth in our Corporate Services offering for institutional, fund and capital market clients globally and will continue to grow this area of our business. By appointing exceptional individuals, such as Gavin, Ross and Serene, we can further enhance the delivery of our first-class service to some of the world’s most prominent sovereign, institutional and private investors along with financial institutions and commercially trading clients.”