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Matt Horton,
Group Head of Private Equity

Based in Guernsey, Matt leads our private equity offering and has Group-wide oversight of the delivery of fund services to our private equity and venture capital clients, from global institutions to mid-market managers and start-ups. He has overall responsibility for private equity client relationship management, operations and business development activity.

A member of the Group’s Executive Committee, Matt plays a key role in shaping and delivering the Group strategy.

Background and experience

Matt joined the Group in 2010, accepting the role of Associate Director within our Guernsey office. After playing an instrumental role in overseeing our continued growth in Guernsey and leading several complex migrations, he was promoted to Director and Jurisdictional Head of Private Equity in 2016. In 2020, Matt accepted the role of Group Head of Private Equity.

Matt boasts a broad range of experience across finance, strategy and property management, and has held positions in these sectors working from London, New Zealand and, most recently, Guernsey. Prior to joining our private equity department, Matt spent was a Director at Anson Group, where he specialised in listed funds.

Before that, he held a number of senior positions, including Business Advisor at New Zealand Funds, Strategy Manager for Norwich Union Healthcare (now Aviva), and CFO/Vice President at JP Morgan. Matt’s first professional role after completing his degree was on the finance graduate scheme at BMW, where he worked on various Land Rover and Mini projects as an intern.

Qualifications

  • Chartered Management Accountant.
  • Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Economics from Southampton University.

Outside of the office

As a father to three young children, Matt has a busy family life. However, he can still occasionally be found on the water in some capacity, whether that means relaxing on his boat or out windsurfing in the sea off the coast of Guernsey.

 


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