Carne is authorised as Alternative Investment Fund Manager (AIFM) in Ireland, Luxembourg and the Channel Islands. Our management companies represent an operationally ready solution, complete with independent directors, outsourced risk management support and designated persons.
For those seeking a non-EU AIFM, we established our management company in the Channel Islands in 2014.
Carne can advise on the compatibility of an investment strategy, training, guidance on the best domicile and the choice of reliable service providers. Our management companies provide alternative investment managers with a turnkey solution for regulated fund distribution in the EU.
We constantly monitor the evolving regulatory landscape and regularly update clients on critical legal and operational issues.
For more information on how Carne can help you with your planned AIFMD products, please contact:
Mark Hodgson is a Channel Islands fund director based in Jersey, with considerable experience in the administration of Channel Islands funds. He has a broad fund expertise covering a wide range of differing asset classes, including real estate, infrastructure, hedge and private equity.
Mark joined Carne in April 2014. He has over 25 years of financial services experience, with an extensive banking background. Mark spent over 20 years with HSBC where he gained in depth knowledge of credit, financial markets and complex Real Estate structures. Prior to moving to Jersey Mark was Regional Director for HSBC Invoice Finance (UK) running their receivables finance business.
Mark moved to Jersey in 2006 to Head up HSBC’s Commercial Centre having full operational responsibility for credit and lending within the jurisdiction. In 2008 he moved to Capita Fiduciary Group as Managing Director Offshore Registration ( a regulated role) with responsibility for Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man. Mark also took on the responsibility as Managing Director of Capita Financial Administrators (Jersey) Limited (regulated role) together with Directorship appointments of regulated and unregulated funds boards. Mark is appointed as Board Director to the LSE listed River and Mercantile UK Micro Cap Equity Fund Ltd and to Kennedy Wilson Investment Management Ltd which acts as Investment Manager to the LSE listed Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate PLC.
John acts as a director and chairman on the boards of a number of industry-leading funds and management companies. He has 22 years of experience in the financial services industry. He acts for both Irish and Cayman funds.
John is a specialist in compliance, risk, product development, finance and operations for both traditional funds and hedge funds and has helped develop the operational infrastructure of a number of investment funds. He has in-depth understanding of hedge fund and traditional fund operational requirements and has project managed a number of fund launches. He has expert knowledge of the risk and compliance UCITS IV requirements. John regularly provides industry training on investment fund products, particularly UCITS.
Prior to joining Carne in 2006 John held a number of senior management positions with leading banks and asset management companies including BNP Paribas Securities Services and Norwich Union Investments (now Aviva Investors). He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and trained with Deloitte. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University College Dublin.
Steve Bernat is the CEO of Carne’s Luxembourg business and a highly experienced investment fund expert with strong background in funds distribution and operations. He is responsible for managing the day to day business of Carne’s Luxembourg office and its management company.
Steve has almost two decades of experience in theinternational funds industry, working to facilitate the requirements of fund management clients from across the globe. He has a background in fund services, and was most recently a member of the Executive Committee at Lemanik Asset Management, where he was also acting as General Manager of Lemanik’s Dublin branch. He worked for seven years at Citi with its European Fund Services and Securities division, and prior to this was employed by State Street/International Financial Data Services (IFDS), where he managed the client relations team. Steve has also worked with Pioneer Investments.
Steve speaks English, German, French and Luxembourgish. He is an active member of fund industry committees and working groups and a regular speaker at conferences around the globe.
Aymeric is Director of Carne Global Financial Services, UK Limited. He has a thorough knowledge of the regulatory and distribution environment for European funds, including UCITS and EU professional funds, and is particularly knowledgeable about key European markets for investment products. His specialist areas are corporate governance and product structuring.
Aymeric has also assisted a number of managers launching various types of funds including UCITS traditional funds, alternative UCITS, hedge funds and private equity funds. These covered multiple jurisdictions including the Cayman Islands, Ireland and Luxembourg.
Aymeric worked for nine years with Merrill Lynch in three countries, finishing his career there as Chief Operating Officer of the Zurich private wealth management office and manager in charge of the Monaco private wealth office. After leaving Merrill Lynch, Aymeric led the restructuring of a family-owned business as CEO. Aymeric holds a Business Degree from European Business School London and has also taken the Financial Industry Exam Series 7, Series 3, Series 8 and SFA.