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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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Board effectiveness reviews - the key to good corporate governance

Nick Watkins 30 June 2016 Category: Insights

“Every company should be headed by an effective board which is collectively responsible for the long-term success of the company”*.   The key word here is “effective”.  But what does this mean in practice, and what steps need to be taken in order to achieve an effective board and to ensure each individual director plays their part?  

The primary responsibility of the board of directors is to provide leadership to the company with the objective of creating long-term stakeholder value.   The practical way that the board performs this task day-to-day is by exercising its function to make decisions on behalf of the company and by ensuring subsequent implementation of such decisions via board oversight of executive management, and the company’s external agents and delegates. 

Whilst a robust oversight and risk management framework is clearly critical to good corporate governance, the effectiveness of the process by which a board considers and makes decisio…

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Altair to sponsor the Jersey Finance Conference - "Clear Direction"

Julia Chapman 18 February 2016 Category: Insights

Altair are delighted to be a sponsor of the 2016 Jersey Finance Annual London Funds Conference taking place on Thursday 3 March in London. Director of the OECD’s Center for Tax Policy, Pascal Saint-Amans, is set to deliver a keynote speech on the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project. He will be joined by renowned broadcaster, Andrew Marr, who will also deliver a keynote presentation and lead one of two panel sessions during the half-day conference. Please contact Fiona Gardiner at should you wish to meet with one of our directors on the day.  For further information go to


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


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