Maitland has appointed Greg Kok as Head of ManCo Services.
Greg joins Maitland from MPL Management in Luxembourg where he was Managing Director. With more than 20 years of experience, Greg has worked for a number of large global firms, such as HSBC, Franklin Templeton and FundRock and across a range of jurisdictions including the UK, Bermuda, Singapore, Vietnam and Luxembourg.
Management Company (ManCo) services have gained prominence in the aftermath of the global financial crisis. Following the introduction of UCITS IV and subsequently AIFMD, legislation has required investment managers to establish either their own ManCo’s or, alternatively, to outsource to third parties. Third party outsourcing continues to grow in popularity due to factors such as improved governance, cost efficiencies and growing technical competence within the industry.
Greg brings valuable experience and leadership abilities to the expanding ManCo business. His extensive hands-on knowledge of investment management and compliance, paired with his international outlook, will help Maitland’s ManCo services to meet the requirements of its growing number of top tier clients. He will be reporting to Jim Clark, Managing Director of Institutional Clients, and will be based in Luxembourg.
“It’s great to have joined Maitland at such an exciting time of growth for the ManCo team. With two decades of experience leading teams in investment management, compliance and global risk, I am looking forward to playing my part in helping Maitland to build upon their well-established ManCo capabilities and take advantage of the group’s extensive global coverage,” said Greg Kok.
Jim Clark, Managing Director – Institutional Clients added: “We are delighted to welcome someone of Greg’s calibre. His exceptional experience and knowledge mean that he has the perfect skillset to effectively oversee our ManCo services.
“Maitland has strong aspirations to grow this business in the European fund market. We already have capable and experienced ManCo professionals in the U.K, Luxembourg and Guernsey and are likely to extend to further domiciles in the near future.”