Crestbridge has maintained its fund admin technology focus with the appointment of David Bridger as Head of its Southampton office.
In his new role, David (pictured) will be responsible for overseeing and enhancing the operational expertise provided through the business’s expanding office in Southampton, asserting its position as Crestbridge’s central hub for specialist fund accounting, processes and development.
Crestbridge launched its office in Southampton in December last year, its second in the UK, complementing its existing London presence and reinforcing its commitment to investing in the UK post-Brexit. The office forms a critical part of Crestbridge’s international infrastructure, supporting its operations across the UK, Ireland, and Europe and playing a vital role in delivering the business’ continued commitment to quality and to the highest levels of client service.
With a career in financial services and accounting spanning almost 15 years, David is a qualified chartered accountant with particular expertise in the alternative asset classes. Prior to joining Crestbridge he worked for a large global service provider overseeing a team specialising in providing accounting and administration services for private equity funds and pension schemes as well as providing in-depth analysis on underlying portfolios held in those structures.
Prior to that he worked at an audit, tax and consultancy firm managing teams providing audit services across a broad range of industries in the UK.
Commenting on David’s appointment, James Watts, Head of Client Operations at Crestbridge, said: “Since its launch in December last year, our Southampton office has played a central role in supporting our operational capabilities right across our global network, enabling us to deliver first class service and upholding our commitment to quality through technological expertise and innovation.
“David brings with him an impressive amount of technical expertise in alternative fund administration and a strong understanding of the application of digital tools in the sector, that will be invaluable as we continue to focus on technology as a key driver in supporting global asset managers.”