Meet our Team
Andy Carre, Client Director, Ipes Guernsey
As a Client Director my role at Ipes involves managing a team of Accountants and Administrators and dealing directly with our clients ensuring they receive the best service possible.
I joined Ipes in 2004 as a Senior Administrator following an 18 year career in Private Banking. I was attracted to the company and to Fund Administration because it gave me variety in my daily work and provided me with a new challenge in my career.
When I first started in my role as a Senior Administrator I undertook a number of administrative tasks which gave me a good grounding in funds and was key to helping me climb the Ipes career ladder.
Since then I have been promoted four times and this is testament to the fact Ipes believes in promoting from within and investing in their staff.
Ipes is a unique employer and stands out amongst its competitors due to the way it operates, each person is a member of a team and that team deals with all aspects of the client's requirements.
Working for Ipes offers many highlights and to single out one is difficult but to name a few, job satisfaction, keeping my clients happy and achieving things which stretch my capabilities along with having a good work life balance are all important.
Heidi Mauger, Assistant Director, Ipes Guernsey
Studying Archaeology at University isn't the most conventional path to a career in Fund Administration but that's the route I took and I'm now an Assistant Director looking after one of Ipes' largest Clients.
I joined Ipes in 2008 after working in the Private Equity Department of a large South African Bank and was attracted to move to Ipes because of the wealth of experienced individuals the company had, which is still the case today, there is always someone who knows the correct answer and I have gained so much knowledge from working with them.
My role is very varied which I like, now I'm an Assistant Director I have a number of managerial duties which include coaching staff and managing my team to meet their various targets and client expectations. However I'm still very much involved in the day to day client work and speak to my client who I have a very good relationship with every day.
At Ipes there is no limit to what you can achieve, I'm currently studying for my ACCA qualification and Ipes has a very supportive training policy which has been of huge benefit to my career development.
My advice to someone looking to start a career in private equity would be to take every opportunity presented to them and take time before deciding which area to specialise in.
James Nicolle, New Business Manager, Ipes Guernsey
As Ipes' New Business Manager my role involves being responsible for the take-on of all our new business including the set up process for all new funds being launched.
Before joining Ipes I was the Assistant Vice-President at another large fund administrator working with open ended funds and more traditional investment structures including hedge funds. After gaining a taste of new business in my previous position I decided I wanted a new challenge and joined Ipes in 2008.
I joined Ipes as the Assistant New Business Manager and following several years in the position was promoted to head up the team in 2011. Everyday is different and I really enjoy the variety and challenge my role provides as no two pieces of new business are ever the same.
Ipes has a strong training and development ethos which was one of the things that attracted me to join the company. My recent promotion to New Business Manager was one of my careers highlights as is being directly involved in pitching for a piece of new business and being successful in doing so.
I would recommend a career in private equity as it is interesting and brings you into contact with so many different people. I researched the industry before I decided to join it and I found that really helped me have a basic understanding of the type of work I would be doing and what it might lead to.
Rachel Harding, Senior Administrator, Ipes Guernsey
Before I joined Ipes I had worked in both the Trust and Commercial sectors of Guernsey industry. I joined Ipes five years ago after wanting to move back into the finance sector and I am now a Senior Fund Administrator.
My day to day responsibility involves coordinating and controlling work loads in our team and assisting with the day to day work and training of Junior Administrators.
I was pleasantly surprised when I first joined the company to find out how much support it provides for training and development. Since joining Ipes, I have gained my International Diploma in Financial Administration and I'm currently working towards my ICSA Diploma in Offshore Administration. For me, training is invaluable to my career development and means I am constantly learning new things.
Ipes fosters a team ethos and many of my colleagues have now become very good friends and I enjoy working with them.
The best part of my job is interacting with our clients and exceeding their expectations. Accuracy and timeliness are two really important attributes of an Administrator's role and part of my job is to make sure these are adhered to.
I am very lucky to have found a job and a company that suits me so well. I think it is important to find a role in which you feel fulfilled and for me, having the ability to train and improve my skills is fantastic.