The Maples Group, comprising international law firm, Maples and Calder, and fiduciary, fund services and private client services provider, MaplesFS, has made a number of strategic hires in the Cayman Islands and Hong Kong.
The appointments are in response to increased demand for private client services, according to Maples.
Morven McMillan joins Maples and Calder as partner and co-head of trusts in the Cayman Islands office. McMillan previously led a London law firm’s trust disputes group, before joining Mourant Ozannes and leading their Cayman Islands’ international trusts and private client team for several years. Morven will join the firm in January 2016.
Peter Goddard has recently joined MaplesFS as head of private client services. Based in the Cayman Islands, Goddard is responsible for driving the growth of the private client services business as well as managing relationships, providing technical advice and delivering innovative trust administration solutions to new and existing clients. He has more than twenty years of experience working with several large Cayman Islands trust companies.
Previously with Maples and Calder’s trusts team in Hong Kong, Charlie Sparrow has moved to Maples Fiduciary, a division of MaplesFS, as regional head of fiduciary – Hong Kong. Working closely with Goddard, Sparrow will have responsibility for building out MaplesFS’ private client services business in Asia.
"The Maples group is uniquely placed to offer private clients expert legal and administration solutions,” said Scott Somerville, chief executive officer, MaplesFS.
“Our business model, along with the combined global presence of the Maples group, allows us to provide clients with dynamic and sophisticated solutions adapted to meet their specific needs. We value excellence in our work product, and client service in particular, and look forward to continuing to establish ourselves as a leading independent provider of private client services.
“The appointment of Morven, Peter and Charlie further strengthen our depth of expertise and experience in the private wealth space and support the continued expansion of our service offering globally."
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