London & Capital, the independently-owned global wealth manager, which has operations in Cayman and Bermuda, has unveiled the opening of its office in Barbados.
The office, which will be fully operational by the end of 2015, will provide further support and expert services to its network of Caribbean clients and their professional advisers.
The firm said that the Caribbean has played a significant role in the growth of London & Capital since the company was founded in 1986, and the last ten years have seen a significant increase in demand from captives in the region.
London & Capital’s institutional division now manages more than $1 billion in assets for captive insurers, based primarily in Barbados, Cayman and Bermuda.
Lisl Lewis has been appointed as executive director for the Caribbean, effective November 2, 2015. Lewis has more than 20 years of investment experience and has held both board and senior executive roles for multiple multinational organisations throughout the region.
Lewis’s career includes roles at Ernst & Young in London, Royal Bank of Canada, CXE International Bank, and Southwold Bank & Trust in Barbados. Most recently, she headed up her own specialist consulting business in Barbados, which included corporate directorships for captive insurers, international businesses and private banks.
“We’re pleased to have found in Lisl an experienced and respected local expert who shares the same values and ethos as London & Capital,” said William Dalziel, partner and head of institutional division at London & Capital.
“She is an excellent addition to our Institutional team and I am delighted to have her on board as we continue to develop our business in the region.
“This news follows the launch of our COMPASS offering earlier this year which was developed to address the investment challenges faced by captives in Europe. Lisl’s appointment will help ensure that we maintain and enhance our high standards of service in the Caribbean while we continue to grow in Europe.”
London & Capital, Lisl Lewis, William Dalziel, Cayman