ZEDRA appoints new fund service directors

New directors bring multiple decades of experience to ZEDRA, strengthening its existing funds team.
By Wesley Bray
ZEDRA has appointed a new client director in its Luxembourg corporate services and global expansion team as well as a new director of fund management services.

Murjel Breedveld Jagesser joins as client director and will strengthen ZEDRA’s management and administration services to institutional, corporate, private equity and private clients choosing Luxembourg as the hub for their investments.

Jagesser brings over 15 years’ senior leadership experience to ZEDRA. Before joining ZEDRA, Jagesser spent six years as legal counsel in Luxembourg.

Prior to that, Jagesser held senior positions and led several deliveries of multi-jurisdictional initiatives in Amsterdam, Cape Town, New Delhi, São Paulo and Istanbul.

Alongside the appointment of Jagesser, Charles-Alexandre Houillon joins ZEDRA as director of fund management services.

Houillon brings over 20 years’ knowledge and expertise in fund and asset management to ZEDRA and will help enhance and grow the company’s fund management services offering.

Houillon worked for five and a half years at ZEDRA’s rival Vistra across its fund services business.

“We are very pleased to welcome both Murjel and Charles-Alexandre to ZEDRA, enhancing our offering in Luxembourg and helping to strengthen the foundations of our existing Funds team,” said Wim Ritz, global head of ZEDRA funds.

“The acquisition of BIL-Fund & Corporate Services was a significant milestone for ZEDRA, and we are delighted to be adding experienced personnel like Murjel and Charles-Alexandre to help cement our reputation for providing exceptional Fund Management Services in Luxembourg.”

The announcement follows the recent appointment of Damien Fitzgerald as head of funds for Guernsey, supported by John Donnelly, the recently appointed head of fund operations.

“ZEDRA’s client-focused approach enables us to deliver a compelling client experience and provide increased value to their operations. I am looking forward to collaborating in such an inspiring environment, helping clients benefit from robust governance and practical decision making,” said Jagesser.

Jagesser and Houillon join ZEDRA following the acquisition of BIL-Fund & Corporate Services in March, as well as the implementation of the firm’s ManCo-light services.

“I’m delighted to be joining ZEDRA at a time when the firm is determined to become a key player for high quality Fund Management Services in Luxembourg. I’m excited to use my experience to help benefit ZEDRA’s existing clients and look forward to working with the team,” said Houillon.