ZEDRA appoints new Client Director and Director of Fund Management in Luxembourg

ZEDRA has appointed Murjel Breedveld Jagesser as Client Director in Luxembourg’s Corporate Services and Global Expansion team alongside Charles-Alexandre Houillon as Director of Fund Management Services.

Murjel will strengthen ZEDRA’s Management and Administration Services to Institutional, Corporate, Private Equity and Private Clients opting for Luxembourg as the hub for their investments. Murjel is a Dutch lawyer who draws on more than 15 years’ senior leadership experience for i.a. stock listed companies. Prior to joining ZEDRA, Murjel held senior positions and led many successful deliveries of multi-jurisdictional initiatives in Amsterdam, Cape Town, New Delhi, São Paulo and Istanbul, before spending six years as legal counsel in Luxembourg. Murjel is a driven leader and possesses a unique cross-cultural understanding acquired from years spent working in company management, corporate governance and banking in the financial services industry, adapting to the client, company and role.

Charles-Alexandre will enhance and grow ZEDRA’s Fund Management Services (AIFM / ManCo) offering having accumulated more than 20 years of knowledge and expertise in Fund and Asset Management. Prior to joining ZEDRA, he was Director & Conducting Officer at a renowned fund management services administrator in Luxembourg. In that role he was crucial in obtaining required licenses and setting the operational standards and governance of Luxembourg based alternative investment funds and AIFM.

The announcement follows the recent appointment of Damien Fitzgerald as Head of Funds for Guernsey supported by the recently appointed Head of Fund Operations, John Donnelly. Murjel and Charles-Alexandre join ZEDRA at a pivotal moment for ZEDRA’s Fund Management offering – particularly with the Luxembourg operations after the acquisition of BIL-Fund & Corporate Services* in March and the implementation of the firm’s ManCo-light services, set to enhance the appeal of ZEDRA Luxembourg as a leading Fund jurisdiction of choice.

ZEDRA is committed to driving company growth by developing and investing in its Fund Administration Services, with the Group having established teams for regulated Funds in Jersey, Guernsey, the Cayman Islands and Singapore.

Wim Ritz, Global Head of ZEDRA Funds, commented: “We are very pleased to welcome both Murjel and Charles-Alexandre to ZEDRA, enhancing our offering in Luxembourg and helping to strengthen the foundations of our existing Funds team. The acquisition of BIL-Fund & Corporate Services* was a significant milestone for ZEDRA, and we are delighted to be adding experienced personnel like Murjel and Charles-Alexandre to help cement our reputation for providing exceptional Fund Management Services in Luxembourg.”

Commenting on her appointment, Murjel Breedveld Jagesser, said: “I am excited to be joining ZEDRA, helping to carry out the firm’s clear plans for the future, alongside a fantastic team of people. ZEDRA’s client-focused approach enables us to deliver a compelling client experience and provide increased value to their operations. I am looking forward to collaborating in such an inspiring environment, helping clients benefit from robust governance and practical decision making.”

Commenting on his appointment, Charles-Alexandre Houillon, said: “I’m delighted to be joining ZEDRA at a time when the firm is determined to become a key player for high quality Fund Management Services in Luxembourg. I’m excited to use my experience to help benefit ZEDRA’s existing clients and look forward to working with the team.”

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