Maitland Hires New Group Head of Governance Services

Oct 4 2016 | 5:06pm ET

Maitland, the global advisory and fund administration firm, has appointed Martina Swart to the newly created role of Group Head of Governance Services.

Swart joins from Orbis Investment Advisory, where she was a senior adviser to the business, covering governance matters. Previously, Martina held the position of global head of prime service legal advisory at Barclays in New York and prior to that, she held senior legal roles at major global financial institutions, including Citigroup, Citadel Investment Group and Credit Suisse.

Swart‘s 15 years of experience in investment banking and fund management, has included management of legal, risk and compliance matters, including broker-dealer and fund regulation, fixed income and equity finance, insolvency law, securities law and prime services.

“Martina joins Maitland at a time of rapid global growth. With new offices opened in Miami and New York this year, as well as the rapid growth of our Alterative Investment Fund Manager services, it is imperative to have someone as experienced as Martina on board,” says CEO Steve Georgala.

At Maitland, Swart, who will be working out of the London office, joined the Executive Committee and will be responsible for the day-to-day management of governance services, which includes regulatory, compliance and the risk management function.

Founded in Luxembourg in 1976, Maitland is provides multi-jurisdictional legal, tax, fiduciary, investment and fund administration services to private, corporate and institutional clients. The firm is privately owned and fully independent, administering funds for multiple investment managers and sponsors, and has more than $280 billion in assets under administration.

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