ZEDRA Names Barker To Senior Corporate And Funds Position

Mar 6 2017 | 6:46pm ET

Independent trust and fund services specialist ZEDRA has strengthened its executive team with the addition of former Macfarlanes partner Bridget Barker as executive director funds & corporate.

In her new role, Barker will support and enhance ZEDRA’s Corporate and Fund Services businesses, and provide further opportunity for new market growth. She will also participate in key networking events, global panel discussions and spokesperson opportunities.

Barket joins ZEDRA from Macfarlanes, a leading City law firm. She brings nearly 36 years of experience in legal issues to fund raising in the areas of private equity and real estate is extensive, having spent many years working in the private funds industry with a special focus on private equity, real estate and credits funds as well as advising investors from across the world. While at Macfarlanes, Bridget developed and headed its funds group, as well as leading the wider Macfarlanes investment group which comprised of 90 lawyers.

“We are delighted to welcome Bridget to our team,” said Ivo Hemelraad, ZEDRA Group director corporate funds & legal, in a statement. “We’re committed to continuing to grow our Funds and Corporate Services office and Bridget has particular strengths that will fully complement our existing team.” 

ZEDRA is an independent, global specialist in trust, corporate and fund services. The company was acquired from Barclays in January 2016 by an independent investor group. It currently has global offices in 11 jurisdictions, including Jersey, Guernsey, Luxembourg, the Isle of Man, the Cayman Islands, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Singapore, the UK and Switzerland. The company has a diverse client base including high-net-worth families, international corporations, institutional investors, alternative fund managers, and entrepreneurs. 

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