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Appointments / 21 June 2021

Crestbridge hires new head of Fund Services - Luxembourg as part of its strategic commitment to future growth

Crestbridge hires new head of Fund Services -  Luxembourg as part of its strategic commitment to future growth

Crestbridge, the agile alternative for market leading private equity and real estate administration solutions, has appointed Ross Thomson as Director, Head of Funds Services Luxembourg, to lead on Luxembourg’s fund services capabilities.

In his new role, Ross is responsible for overseeing the full range of fund administration services through Crestbridge’s Luxembourg office as well as utilising his expertise to support the wider group strategy for growth. The appointment comes as Crestbridge recently marked ten years operating in Luxembourg, and where in the last year it has doubled is assets under administration and team size, demonstrating the businesses commitment to the jurisdiction and to expanding its Luxembourg service offering. 
Prior to joining Crestbridge, Ross was the COO for Carne Global Fund Managers Luxembourg where he was responsible for the daily running of the Management Company and the AIFM. He is also an experienced global alternative investment funds professional and brings with him over 20 years’ experience in both back and middle office roles across UCITS and AIFMD structured funds.  

Alex Di Santo, Group Head of Private Equity with Crestbridge, said: “Ross’ significant industry experience, jurisdictional knowledge and track record in the alternatives space mean he is perfectly placed to support the expansion of our European fund service offering. Luxembourg is a leading funds domicile for global alternative investment fund managers and a strategically important jurisdiction for Crestbridge so I am delighted to welcome Ross to the Crestbridge team.” 

Ross added: “The emphasis on ESG has driven better regulated jurisdictions to the fore. SDFR is yet another milestone in this story. Governance is increasingly centre stage and is key for our funds platform and Luxembourg as a funds hub. Crestbridge has been ahead of the curve in these areas and I am excited to be working with such a forward thinking team.”