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Michael Wood, Director

Private Equity, United States

Michael heads up the Group’s first US office in Philadelphia, with overall responsibility for leading the operational environment and maintaining oversight of our relationship management activities in the US market.

He brings a wealth of alternative investment fund administration experience to his role, most recently as an operational lead in our private equity and venture capital team in Jersey. Michael spent many years developing our key client relationships and brings that knowledge and experience to bear in supporting and advising clients in the US.

Background and experience

Having originally joined the Group in 2006, Michael has seen several promotions throughout his career at Aztec.

Prior to his move to the US, his leadership role as a Director within our 200-strong private equity and venture capital team in Jersey involved overall responsibility for a number of different relationship teams across a broad spectrum of clients.

Michael’s expertise in the client outsourcing experience saw him manage the onboarding, migration and regulatory process for numerous clients and support several first-time fund clients with the development of their back-office function, including the implementation of their systems, processes and controls. He also held a number of general partner board positions, supporting clients with the governance of their fund structures.

Prior to joining the Group, Michael’s first professional role in the financial services industry was as a Client Services Executive for Abacus Financial Services Group, where he spent six years.

Qualifications

  • Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
  • ACCA-Certified Accounting Technician.
  • Degree in Business Administration from Northampton University.
  • Registered person with the Jersey Financial Services Commission.

Outside of the office

Michael dedicates most of his free time to his family, but does his best to fit in the occasional park run, cycle or gym class. He is a keen traveller, always up for a road-trip; and as a keen soccer fan is enjoying the sports scene in the US.


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