Qualifying as an accountant with BDO in his hometown of Hertfordshire, James gained an in-depth knowledge of the ins-and-outs of the best practice in accounting processes and procedures. His first years in accountancy provided James with an opportunity to understand different clients’ requirements based on their domicile choices.
Fast forward a few years, James jumped at the opportunity to further expand his expertise by taking on a two year secondment in BDO’s British Virgin Islands office. Not only did this secondment expand James’ horizons by living in an exotic place, it allowed him to apply his knowledge and expertise in providing accounting and audit services to offshore mutual funds, captive insurance companies and governing bodies.
A born traveller, over ten years ago James uprooted from BVI and following a brief stop in London transferred his skills to an offshore accountancy firm in Jersey, the Channel Islands. James also held dual roles at Bracken Rothwell overseeing audit provision for funds structures and companies; as well as being a Director and MLRO for a fund services provider in Jersey.
“Bringing James on board was an obvious choice; his expertise in both accountancy and risk make him a great asset to the Aztec Group’s senior team.” – Alan Ross, Director
Seeing the Aztec Group expand and achieve success across Europe over the years, James was eager to join a business which positions its longstanding client relationships at the forefront of its offering.
Focusing on leading complex but efficient migration projects for Private Equity fund managers, James manages and guides our client-centric teams in providing our one-platform services. It is this Group approach which clearly compliments James’ own range of skills in multiple areas of outsourcing solutions delivery.
In addition to his technical strengths, James is passionate about people, and this is reflected both in his management style and his commitment to local charities. James credits the Aztec Group’s success as an employer down to this shared passion, “Aztec Group demonstrates a huge amount of care for its employees. The outstanding employee retention rate and continuous focus on employee development gives the Group a strong reputation in the market for being a great place to work.”
James is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and holds an International Diploma in Anti-Money Laundering.
To find out why we're the bright alternative in fund and corporate services, or to arrange a meeting, please contact James Pledger:
If you would like to discuss outsourcing to the Aztec Group or are considering migrating a fund or SPV, please call James Duffield, Head of Business Development, on +44 20 3818 0250.
Aztec Group Guernsey
Aztec Financial Services (Guernsey) Limited
PO Box 656, East Wing, Trafalgar Court
Les Banques, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 3PP
Telephone: +44 1481 749700
Facsimile: +44 1481 749749
Aztec Group Jersey
Aztec Financial Services (Jersey) Limited
Aztec Group House, PO Box 730
11-15 Seaton Place, St Helier, Jersey, JE4 0QH
Telephone: +44 1534 833000
Facsimile: +44 1534 833033
Aztec Group UK - London
Aztec Financial Services (UK) Limited
2 Throgmorton Avenue
Telephone: +44 20 3818 0250
Aztec Group Luxembourg
Aztec Financial Services (Luxembourg) S.A.
8, rue Lou Hemmer, L-1748, Luxembourg – Findel
Grand-Duché de Luxembourg
Telephone:+352 246 160 6000
Facsimile: +352 246 160 6016
Aztec Group The Netherlands
Aztec Financial Services (Netherlands) BV
Spaces Zuidas, Barbara Strozzilaan 201
1083 HN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Telephone: +31 20 794 4820
Facsimile: +31 20 794 4821
Aztec Group UK - Southampton
Aztec Financial Services (UK) Limited
Forum 3, Solent Business Park
Parkway South, Whiteley, Fareham, PO15 7FH
Telephone: +44 238 202 2300
Facsimile: +44 238 202 2309