Guernsey Finance new deputy chief
Henry Freeman, Guernsey Finance
As part of the promotional agency’s strategy and technical team, he will also work with the executive team and the board, assisting with high level strategic matters.
Freeman has 20 years’ experience in investment banking, fund management and fintech in London and the Channel Islands. Most recently, he was executive director for Liberum Wealth on the island, providing custody and trade execution services to high net worth individuals, family offices, funds and companies.
Before that, he was a founder and CEO of CrowdShed, a fintech platform and physical hub, helping social enterprises, arts projects and charities raise capital. He also spent time as head of investment company research at asset manager Investec.
He continues to serve as a non-executive director and offer advisory services to investment managers and funds and is leading a mission with the Guernsey Investment & Funds Association (GIFA) to bring investment education into schools. In January, he was appointed as an independent member of the new States Investment Board by the States of Guernsey’s Policy & Resources Committee, helping to provide independent investment expertise and governance to all States funds, monitoring investment strategy and performances.
“Henry is a well-known and respected practitioner in Guernsey,” said Guernsey Finance chief executive Rupert Pleasant. “He brings a wealth of knowledge in a number of fields, and his practical industry insight will be invaluable. The fact that he has also recently been appointed to a role on a new and important board by the States’ shows how highly regarded he is in the island, and we look forward to benefitting from his knowledge and international contact base.”
“I am delighted to be joining the team at Guernsey Finance,” said Freeman. “The agency has exciting plans across various sectors of Guernsey’s world-class finance industry, and I look forward to helping shape what those plans will look like and how we will deliver them.”
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