Category: News

Altair Partners Limited are the new sponsor of Chirpy’s Cricket Academy.

Nicholas Taylor 02 September 2020 Category: News

Altair had been looking for a community based program to support and we are delighted to sponsor Chirpy’s Cricket Academy. James has established an excellent program to allow young children to play cricket.  The Academy will support the development of young people on and off the cricket field, and the core values of the game will help children in the wider world.  We are excited to be part of the Chirpy’s Cricket Academy’ s future and to be able to support the development of the Academy

Chirpy’s Cricket Academy Founder/Academy Director James Caunt:

Since I ran my first class over 3 years ago, I have seen the positive impact that cricket can have on young people including enhanced social skills, fundamental movement skills, teamwork and most importantly, having fun. With the support from Altair, I can offer so much more to a wider group of children across the Island.   Altair fully supports the Academy’s philosophy and how we strive to inspire a life-long love of sport to all our y…

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New York Funds Virtual Roadshow organised by Guernsey Finance

Matt Wood 01 September 2020 Category: News

Altair's Matt Wood is one of the delegates at New York Funds Virtual Roadshow organised by Guernsey Finance.

For more details see http://weareguernsey.com/finance-events/2020/new-york-funds-virtual-roadshow-2020/

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Congratulations

Andreas Tautscher 22 June 2020 Category: News

Congratulations to Hubert Nicolle for his recent success in the IoD’s Certificate in Company Direction, which he passed with distinction in all four papers. Hubert will be undertaking the Diploma in Company Direction in November 2020.

Congratulations also goes to Anna Niemiec on her success in gaining the ICA International Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance, passing with merit.

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Webinar with Andreas Tautscher for We are Guernsey: Guernsey Funds Forum Thursday 14 May 2-3pm

Andreas Tautscher 11 May 2020 Category: News

On Thursday 14 May, We Are Guernsey hosted a Guernsey Funds Forum webinar of topical debate for all areas of the investment funds industry. Altair Chair, Andreas Tautscher is one of two Guernsey-based speakers who took part in a virtual fireside chat, focusing mainly on the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and the potential routes for recovery. Andreas was joined by Jon Moulton, who has called the pandemic "the biggest disruption of my working life".  To view the debate, please visit the We Are Guernsey website or click here

 

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Covid-19 Update

Andreas Tautscher 03 April 2020 Category: News

Altair has taken a number of Covid-19 related precautionary measures to ensure the safety of our employees as well as to provide continuity in servicing our clients. All of our directors are working from home  in accordance with ongoing directives from the governments of Jersey and Guernsey. Our teams are used to working remotely and have all necessary infrastructure and support to ensure they can continue to be effective. We are also holding regular team calls to ensure we are in a position to respond to events as necessary.

All employees can be contacted as normal via Altair email addresses or mobile numbers, should you experience any issues please contact us on info@altair.je

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Jersey Hospice Care 5 day cycle challenge

Ian Lambert 03 December 2019 Category: News

Congratulations to Ian Lambert who completed his epic Jersey Hospice Care 5 day cycle challenge in the Atlas mountains of Morocco. The journey involved daunting steep mountain climbs (over 2,000m some days) in desert-like conditions and awe-inspiring scenery. This was Ian’s personal challenge in memory of our colleague Karryna Lovesey.

Details of our fundraising and challenges can be found on our JustGiving page: www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/altair-partners

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Youth Commission for Guernsey & Alderney report Get Active Golf | Sept – Oct 2019

Michel Davy 28 November 2019 Category: News

Get Active is a project offered by the Youth Commission for Guernsey & Alderney that aims to break barriers to engagement that young people might face when wanting to try out new sports. This programme provides young people with the opportunity to just ‘get Involved’ for the fun of and enjoyment of the sporting activities offered and with no financial implications that may be associated. Through doing this they can discover sporting talents they might not even know they possessed, learn new skills, meet new people and build positive relationships. All of our Get Active projects are offered at anyone aged between the age of 6 – 17 years of age. 

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Altair new golf clinic initiative gave young people the opportunity to get professional-level coaching

Michel Davy 18 October 2019 Category: News

A group of young people got their first taste of playing golf at the Royal Guernsey Golf Club, thanks to a new initiative sponsored by Altair, in conjunction with the Youth Commission for Guernsey and Alderney.

Designed to reach out to young people in the community who haven’t had the opportunity to play golf before but who are interested in trying a new sport, The ‘Altair Coaching Clinics’ took place over six Saturdays from September and saw seven young people aged between eleven and seventeen take part in an hour-long golf session at the Royal Guernsey Golf Club led by Club Professional James Browning, which formed part of the Youth Commission’s ‘Get Active’ strategy. Through Get Active, the Youth Commission aims to offer young people the chance to get involved in a range of sporting activities. Projects have been successfully delivered already this year offering young people a chance to try boxing, paddle tennis and personal training, with more in the pipeline

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2019 Canaccord Genuity Inter-firm relay

Matt Wood 21 August 2019 Category: News

The Altair team consisting of Hubert, Jon, Matt, Andrew and Michel took part in the 2019 Canaccord Genuity Inter-firm relay. The relay is a running race, on a Wednesday evening, in July around the streets of St Peter Port with each team member running one mile. The Guernsey team members were delighted that Jon Trigg was able to join them from Altair’s Jersey office and make the team a true Channel Island effort. Against some very impressive competition the Altair team came a respectable 38th (59 total teams) with 26 Minutes 37 Seconds on the clock. The team look forward to taking part in next year’s event.

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Altair continues to strengthen Guernsey office with appointment of Andrew Brook

Matt Wood 08 August 2019 Category: News

Independent director services business Altair has continued to strengthen its Guernsey office with the appointment of Andrew Brook as a Consultant.

Moving to Guernsey from Bermuda, Andrew is a highly experienced senior executive with 30 years’ experience of financial services, specialising in audit and risk, international banking and alternative investment funds.

For the last five years he has been undertaking a portfolio of non-executive board roles including chairing investment, audit and risk committees. Prior to that, Andrew spent 25 years with PwC, latterly as a Partner with PwC Bermuda where he led the Asset Management and Banking practices.  

He has also worked in PwC London, where he undertook asset management, banking audit and advisory work in the UK, CIS and Malaysia, whilst his previous experience has seen him undertake work across multiple jurisdictions, including Bermuda, Cayman, Mauritius and the US. Andrew is a Fellow of the ICAEW.

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Matt Wood joins Altair

Andreas Tautscher 26 July 2019 Category: News

MATT WOOD, pictured, has joined Altair's growing team in Guernsey. He will take on a pivotal role in driving forward the independent director services business's growth strategy in the Channel Islands and brings more than 20 years of financial services experience.

'With his broad, high level experience in the Channel Islands, Matt will undoubtedly add enormous value to Altair and play a vital role in building awareness around our proposition' said Altair CEO Andrew Tautscher.

Mr Wood has joined altair from Sanne, where he was a private equity director and Guernsey country head. Prior to that, he was managing director.

He said: 'Altair already works with an impressive number of institutional and entrepreneurial clients and there's no doubt that more and more firms are recognising the importance of good governance and board effectiveness.

'I'm excited to join such an experienced and knowledgeable team of leaders who can help businesses in the Islands meet their obligations and g…

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Altair launches service to boost Board effectiveness

Andreas Tautscher 19 July 2019 Category: News

Independent director services business Altair has launched a new service aimed at enhancing the effectiveness of Boards based in the Channel Islands.

The new service will be delivered by newly recruited specialist consultants Ian White and Clare Chalmers, both of whom have extensive experience of working with Boards of FTSE 250 UK organisations in all areas, including financial services.

By offering a tailored approach, the new service will enable firms and Boards in Guernsey and Jersey, including fund administrators, service providers and other financial services firms, to independently review the structure, governance and effectiveness of their Boards, with a view to ultimately providing a practical report to help directors improve on their collective performance and improve the way their Board operates.

A specialist practitioner on board effectiveness, evaluation, development, diversity and corporate governance, Clare has had an extensive career in investment banking with com…

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Brig-y-Don House

Helen King 17 June 2019 Category: News

Recently, the staff of Altair on behalf of the Magpie Trust were very busy tidying and planting in the gardens of Brig-y-Don House which had become rather overgrown. Clearing leaves, weeding, planting new bedding plants, general tidying and some serious strimming of the bank at the end of the garden which gives access to the beach took place. Luckily the weather was kind and a big improvement was made.

Brig-y-Don House is owned by the charity now known as Brightly.  The aim of Brightly is to provide support to care experienced children, young people and their families by providing financial assistance not available to them from the Government of Jersey. Principally funds are used to buy goods, services and life-enhancing experiences that will improve the lives of children and young people in care in Jersey. The long-standing charity continues to provide much needed support when young people leave care to live independently in the wider community.

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Altair support gives tee-rrific boost for Guernsey Junior Golf

Michel Davy 13 May 2019 Category: News

The Royal Guernsey Golf Club Juniors are delighted to announce a new three-year sponsorship deal with Channel Islands independent director business Altair that will ensure the Club can implement and grow its junior competition programme in 2019 and beyond. 

The new sponsorship will enable the Club to deliver a full series of competitions for juniors of all levels throughout the season, with players also being given a new golf kit, including shoe bags, golf balls and tees for the season. The first competition took place on Sunday 14 April and will continue throughout the summer, finishing on Sunday 22 September.

In addition, the sponsorship will also see the launch of a new charitable initiative in conjunction with the Youth Commission for Guernsey and Alderney.  Led by recently appointed Head Professional at the Royal Guernsey Golf Club Phil Sykes and his team, the ‘Altair Charitable Coaching Clinics’ will reach out to young people in the community who haven’t had the opportunity …

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Run for David (Bolton) in aid of the Sunflower Project

Michel Davy 07 October 2018 Category: News

David Bolton sadly lost his battle with cancer in November 2017. David had been a good friend and colleague of Michel Davy, Managing Director Altair Guernsey and in his memory, Michel along with the Guernsey Youth Commission, David’s wife Liis and Alun Williams from Guernsey Athletics, helped organise a charitable run in aid of the local Sunflower Project.

Starting at 10am from Cobo, entrants either walked, jogged or ran the 6km event, taking in a round trip of Port Soif and the Portinfer Dunes Nature Reserve, before reaching the finishing line back at Cobo, where there was also plenty of fun for the children with beach with games and races.

Altair Guernsey Limited along with other corporate sponsors and the Altair Partners Limited Magpie Trust, sponsored the event and over £5,000 was raised for the local Sunflower Project.

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Altair opens Guernsey office

Michel Davy 31 July 2017 Category: News

Altair Limited announces the opening of its office in Guernsey.  With the establishment of Altair Guernsey Limited, Altair becomes the first fully licensed pan-Channel Islands independent director services business.

Michel Davy, Managing Director of Altair Guernsey Limited said “We are delighted to be able to build on the Altair success story and become the first bespoke directorship services firm to be licensed by the GFSC.  With the ever-increasing drive for genuine substance on boards and effective corporate governance, the need for high quality, proactive independent directors with relevant expertise and asset class experience has never been greater.  The team in Guernsey, with their wide-ranging board experience and knowledge of the Guernsey funds and corporate services industry, will now mean that the Altair group is uniquely placed to service this need across the Channel Islands.”

Originally founded in Jersey in 2012, Altair has a large and impressive array of institutional…

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Web specialist joins Altair

Julia Chapman 18 July 2016 Category: News

The Board of Altair Partners Limited ("Altair") is delighted to announce that Matthew Robins, Webreality’s chief executive and a leading expert in business consulting, has recently joined Altair as a consultant.

Matthew is an expert in online and marketing technology and is regularly sought after by clients and other organisations for professional advice and opinion.  With the continuing growth of technology funds and the increased focus on the need for real substance and relevant industry expertise on boards, Matthew’s experience will significantly enhance Altair’s directorship services in this niche area. 

Matthew, who has almost 20 years' experience in marketing and communications management, including 9 years as Marketing Director at Mourant Ozannes, will also continue in his existing role at Webreality and his other businesses in the health tech and media sectors.

Ian Lambert, director from Altair said “I have worked closely with Matthew for several years on the board of a …

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Jacqueline Richomme joins Altair as an independent director

Julia Chapman 26 February 2016 Category: News

The Board of Altair Partners Limited ("Altair") is delighted to announce that Jacqueline Richomme, a Jersey Lawyer and former partner of offshore law firm Mourant Ozannes, has recently joined Altair and will be enhancing the directorship services offering provided by it.

Jacqueline, who has practised in Jersey with Mourant Ozannes for over 30 years and will continue as a consultant to the firm, is widely recognised as a leading legal expert in the investment funds field.

Julia Chapman, director from Altair said "We are delighted that Jacqueline has joined us, she brings a breadth of experience and knowledge which will provide a valuable addition to our directorship offering".

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Julia Chapman appointed to GCP Infrastructure Investments Limited

Ian Lambert 01 October 2015 Category: News

The Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Gray and Julia Chapman as non-executive Directors of the Company with effect from 1 October 2015.  Michael Gray has also been appointed as a member of the Company's Audit Committee and Julia Chapman has been appointed as a member of the Company's Investment Committee.

Michael Gray (FCIBS) is a Jersey resident, a qualified Corporate Banker and Corporate Treasurer.  Michael was most recently the Regional Managing Director, Corporate Banking for RBS International, based in Jersey but with responsibility for The Royal Bank of Scotland's Corporate Banking Business in the Crown Dependencies and British Overseas Territories.

In a career spanning 31 years with The Royal Bank of Scotland, Michael has undertaken a vairety of roles including that of an Auditor for 4 years and has extensive general management and lending experience across a number of industries.  Prior to moving to Jersey in 2005, Michael was Regional Director with r…

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Altair to Exhibit at the Channel Islands Funds Forum 2015

Julia Chapman 27 August 2015 Category: News

The BL Channel Islands Funds Forum "Stepping into the Light" is being held on Thursday 1st October at the Radisson Blue Waterfront Hotel, 9am - 3pm.

The event organised by BL in partnership with PwC, sponsored by Appleby and supported by Rossborough, Puritas and Altair will include a variety of panel discussions, presentations and breakout sessions covering the following:-

  • What's in store for the islands' funds industries in the coming year
  • Do infrastructure and natural resources offer opportunities
  • Will technology mean the end of the traditional fund manager
  • Can the islands make a mark in African private equity
  • Reviews of the fund administration and legal landscapes
  • Are investors demanding more control of what is done with their money. And is the blind pool declining.
  • Current trends and issues in fund liquidation and restructuring
  • Guernsey vs Jersey - is there really much difference.

There will be plenty of opportunities to network on the day and to meet repre…

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Henderson appoints Julia Chapman as a Non-Executive Director

Ian Lambert 02 February 2015 Category: News

The Board of Henderson Far East Income Limited ('the Company') announced that Julia Chapman has been appointed as a non-executive director with effect from 30 January 2015.

Mr John Russell, Chairman of the Company, said "the Directors and I are delighted that Julia has agreed to join us brining to the Board her valuable experience from her extensive career in the investment fund sector."

This appointment is made in the context of the Board's succession plans and, in line with the Company's succession planning policy as highlighted in the 2014 Annual Report, the Board considered that Julia's background, experience, skills and knowledge was complementary and beneficial to the balance of the Board.   Source:  The London Stock Exchange

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Altair to sponsor the Jersey Finance Annual Funds Conference 2015

Julia Chapman 14 January 2015 Category: News

Altair are one of the sponsors at the forthcoming 'Winning Moves' event being held at the award winning 8 Northumberland Avenue on the 19 March and will see broadcaster, journalist and author, Jeremy Paxman, question world-class funds professionals as well as give a closing address.

The conference will provide a compelling and in-depth insight into the global funds landscape provided by funds experts and is set to attract numerous practitioners including lawyers, fund managers and other finance professionals. There will also be plenty of opportunities to network at the drinks reception following the event.  For more information, please click on the following link Winning Moves

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Altair - First Director Services to be Licensed by the JFSC

Ian Lambert 13 November 2014 Category: News

Altair Partners Limited is the first bespoke director services firm to be licensed by the JFSC. In addition to providing directors on a variety of fund structures (private equity, hedge, real estate, listed), and self-managed board services, consultancy services and training, they are one of the first Jersey companies to offer external AIFMD risk management services.

With qualified accountants, lawyers, real estate and investment specialists on the team averaging 25 years’ experience each, Altair can assist with strategy, formulation and delivery. Their clients include a large and impressive array of institutional, entrepreneurial and independent clients, including private equity, real estate and hedge funds, public and private companies, investment banks, investment advisers, governments and quasi-governmental organisations.  Their experience of overseeing publicly recognised deals evidences the wide-ranging capabilities for which clients seek their services.

Altair promotes best…

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