First Names Group grows its corporate team

First Names Group is delighted to announce the continued expansion of its corporate and institutional service offering with the appointment of Malcolm Macleod as Head of Corporate Services in the Channel Islands. The appointment is effective immediately.

This new role marks a significant milestone for the business, as it continues to build on the Group’s existing corporate business. First Names Group has invested heavily in its corporate business over the last few years, opening offices in key European locations whilst making a series of strategic hires.

In his new role, Malcolm will focus on developing the Group’s existing business in key sectors such as real estate, capital markets and structured finance. He will be responsible for the corporate team in the Channel Islands and supported by Client Service Directors, Paula Thompson and by Carol Keenan, a corporate lawyer who joined the business from Elian.

Malcolm joins the Group from Capita Asset Services, where he was Head of Corporate Solutions in Jersey, overseeing administration services to a diverse global client base. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant having trained with PwC’s Audit and Business Assurance practice in the UK and Jersey.

Armin Kirchner, Group Managing Director for Corporate and Institutional Services comments:

“I am delighted to welcome Malcolm to the business. His appointment is yet another testimony that highlights our commitment to hiring the best people in the industry so we can deliver superior client service. Malcolm’s knowledge and expertise will add significant value to the business as we continue to deepen our international footprint in the corporate services arena.”

Malcolm Macleod, further commented:

“I’m excited to join a talented team which has already achieved fantastic results and has earned a very good reputation. I’m really looking forward to working with the team to continue the great level of client service and to shape our expansion in the corporate space.”

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