Paradigm Governance Partners, which offers independent director services, distressed fund and value recovery services, family office outsourced financial reporting services and AML compliance services, has hired an experienced funds specialist from MUFG Investor Services.
Leo Kassam spent the last 14 years at MUFG Investor Services (formerly UBS Fund Services), where he was the global head of operations and deputy chief operating officer. As a managing director, Kassam was a member of the firm’s Operating Committee and strategically involved in product development, business development, and relationship management.
Before MUFG/UBS, Kassam was a senior account manager at Fortis Prime Fund Solutions servicing a group of high profile multi-strategy hedge fund clients. He also spent 6 years in audit and assurance with Deloitte in Vancouver and the Cayman Islands.
Geoff Ruddick, partner at Paradigm, said: “We are delighted to have someone of Leo’s calibre and reputation in Cayman and global hedge fund community join Paradigm. Leo is a natural fit given his high level of experience, dedicated client service focus, and complementary skill set and we look forward to Leo servicing both existing and future clients.”
Nic Corsetti, partner, added: “We have seen exceptional demand for our unique value proposition and services. Leo’s tremendous background and experience give us the ability to expand our offering in terms of both breadth and capacity. We are really excited about the possibilities for Paradigm.”
Kassam commented: “To join a high pedigree firm with great talent and complementary skill sets is extremely exciting for me. Geoff, Glenn and Nic are industry leading professionals in their own right and to have them together and accessible for clients as a unit is really incredible. Adding my years of operational, hands-on experience across all facets of fund administration, I feel the value proposition and range of services Paradigm can offer to clients is second to none. A team that can really add value for clients and one that I am extremely proud to join.”
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