JTC Group, a multi-jurisdictional, independent provider of institutional and private client services, has bolstered its London presence in its 15th anniversary year of being in the city by moving to larger premises and expanding its team.

In 2001, JTC first opened an office in London, rated as the world’s top international finance centre (IFC) in the Global Financial Centres Index. Now, as the firm’s London office celebrates its 15th year, it is moving to a new address in Mayfair.

Within the firm’s Institutional Client Services division, Simon Gordon has been appointed a Senior Business Development Manager, whilst Laura Long has joined as an Assistant Manager within Private Client Services. In addition, Jack Smith, an Economics graduate who has previously worked in JTC’s Jersey office, has joined to provide business development support to the senior team.

Simon joined JTC following the acquisition of Kleinwort Benson’s Fund Administration business last year and has over 15 years’ experience in financial services. With responsibility for cross jurisdictional business development initiatives, Simon is primarily involved in the provision of fund administration services across all asset classes with particular expertise in alternatives. He is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

Laura is a multi-lingual client relationship and business development professional with a long track record supporting high net worth individuals, trustees and company directors. She has worked internationally, in the multi-family office and wealth management industries. Prior to joining JTC, she worked at Sandaire Family Office.

Simon, Laura and Jack join Philip Burgin, Group Head of Client Services, and the rest of the London team. Philip, who moved to head up JTC’s London office early 2015, has over 20 years’ JTC-specific experience and is responsible for overseeing the on-going development of JTC’s client services as well as organic business growth.  He has a wealth of knowledge of the real estate market and has acted as a director to a number of residential and commercial property companies and funds. He is a member of the Chartered Management Institute and The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, and is a Freeman of the City of London.

For the last fifteen years, JTC’s London office has supported all areas of its business, right across the institutional and private client sectors, and acted as a business development hub for its offices in 18 jurisdictions worldwide. The London office also complements JTC’s presence in New York, Hong Kong and Singapore, giving it coverage in the top four IFCs worldwide, as well as other leading finance centres in Asia, the Caribbean, Channel Islands and Europe.

Nigel Le Quesne, Group CEO and Chairman, JTC, said:

“London remains the acknowledged leading finance hub globally and a key gateway to international financial markets and as such expanding our presence in the city, fittingly as the office marks its 15th anniversary, is a natural development for JTC. With our global workforce now standing at more than 450 professionals in 18 jurisdictions, strengthening our London office is a reflection of just how important our London and UK networks are to our global business and a clear statement of intent as to JTC’s ongoing growth ambitions.”

Philip Burgin added:

“Having moved to head up JTC’s London office last year, it’s clear that having a strong team that can offer easy access to cutting edge institutional and private client expertise is absolutely vital, and the expansion of the team and our move to larger premises reflects our commitment to offering a high quality London presence. We are now extremely well placed to focus on working with our colleagues in our offices around the world in order to provide a leading international service to our broad range of clients.”

Philip Burgin, Simon Gordon, Laura Long, and Jack Smith