International fund administrator, the Aztec Group, has announced the appointment of New York-based Eric Bernstein as a Non-Executive Director to its Group Board.
The Group, which opened its first US office in May 2021, serves more than 450 alternative investment clients and administers more than half a trillion in assets across six offices spanning Guernsey, Jersey, Luxembourg, the UK and the US.
A US national based in Manhattan, New York, Eric is currently Chief Operating Officer at EquityZen, a technology start-up that connects shareholders of private companies with investors seeking alternative investments. Prior to this, he held the role of President at Broadridge Asset Management Solutions and previously led the go-to-market strategy at eFront as Chief Customer Success Officer.
Aztec Group Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Edward Moore, said: “This is an exciting appointment for us; one that reflects our strategy of bringing in experts from a variety of industries to ensure diversity of background, thought and experience, and also underlines our commitment to our growing presence in the US market.
“Since we opened our doors in Philadelphia our team has gone from strength to strength, enhancing our service proposition for existing clients while meeting continued demand for our services internationally. Eric’s experience as a leader of high-growth organisations in the financial technology space will bring invaluable commercial insight to the Board, and I’m really looking forward to working with him.”
As a Non-Executive Group Board member, Eric will work alongside the existing Group Board members to develop and shape the strategic direction of the Group. This includes providing independent oversight of the running of the business, including governance, performance and strategic objectives.
Commenting on his appointment, Eric Bernstein said: “The Aztec Group is at a pivotal moment in its journey to being a truly international business. Standing out in the market for its unique position as a truly independent, owner-managed business and significant investment in technology and innovation, the business has a clear vision that I’m really looking forward to helping them achieve.
“Getting to know the team, it became clear how its collaborative, people focused culture also delivers for clients in spades. I’m excited to be joining the Board supporting Aztec’s next phase of growth.”