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Karen McSorley, Director

Private Equity, Jersey

Karen acts as an operational lead and senior point of escalation for one of our largest private equity clients across multiple jurisdictions. Overseeing a relationship team in the delivery of administration services to a range of fund of funds structures, she is also heavily involved in the development and implementation of several core Group controls and procedures.

Background and experience

Appointed Director in 2020, Karen joined the Group in 2014 and has since played an integral role in the growth and development of our private equity operation in Jersey, and leading one of our biggest client through several fund launches as well as smaller early secondary and infrastructure-specific funds.

Prior this, Karen had spent six years working within the fund administration team of a leading offshore financial services provider, fulfilling both relationship management and operational roles in private equity and real estate divisions.

Karen has also held numerous positions across the finance sector, including an eight-year tenure at Standard Bank which saw her fulfil a number of senior operational roles including Senior Manager of Regulatory Reporting.

Karen’s financial services career began in 1997, when she moved to Jersey to accept an auditing role at KPMG.


  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland (chartered accountant).
  • Member of the London Institute of Banking and Finance.

Outside of the office

Karen has a keen interest in running, which she indulges by participating in the occasional half marathon. Her other time outside of work is mostly spent travelling or with her two young daughters.

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