IFM Group has completed a re-structure of its business to meet the growing demands of its clients world-wide.
The Group will provide services in three distinct divisions: Private Client, Corporate/Institutional Client and International Trade Services. Each division will be managed by teams with a high level of expertise in each respective field, which in turn will provide focus to ensure high levels of service delivery.
In order to strengthen its European presence, IFM Group has also made a senior appointment in its Geneva office where Rupert Pleasant has been appointed as Managing Director. As well as the management of the Geneva office, he will also be responsible for business development for the group as a whole, focussing on Switzerland, Southern Africa, Russia and Eastern Europe.
Mr Pleasant has over 16 years experience in assisting clients with all aspects of their wealth management needs. Previously with Credit Suisse Trust in Zurich, he has worked for a number of blue chip financial institutions in locations including Hong Kong, Cape Town, London and Guernsey.
IFM Group is set to significantly raise its profile in its strategic target markets.
Heather Falle, Director of IFM’s Jersey operation, commented:
"With offices in Jersey, Geneva, South Africa and New Zealand, the IFM Group is truly a global fiduciary service provider. We are committed to growing our business, but still ensuring we offer a bespoke service tailored to specific client requirements” .
“Being independent gives the Group a huge advantage, as we can move quickly when we see an opportunity and choose the best strategic partners to provide our clients with a first class service offering”.
In the current business climate, IFM Group sees a huge demand for professionally managed structures that can provide a degree of stability and asset protection to balance the current market turbulence.