Private Capital Funds


Launching January 2018, a full substance boutique fund administration division, brought together by a team of ex investment managers, auditors, lawyers, regulators and bankers.

Independently owned, our new division combines an expert fund team with market leading technology designed for the private capital industry.

The business is tailored to focus on servicing clients across four key asset classes: Private Equity, Renewables, Real Estate & Debt.

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Contact our experts today for guidance and support in establishing a private fund.

Aidan O'Flanagan

Head of Funds

Aidan is Head of Funds at Highvern. He has a unique understanding of private capital managers and their investors. With over 17 years specialist knowledge and expertise in the funds industry, he has held senior management roles within investment management, fund administration and the Jersey regulator. 

Aidan was senior portfolio manager responsible for building a profitable Private Capital Fund Management business from a start-up, launching and managing 15 Private Capital Funds with €30bn of international investments and building a middle office team. Prior to this Aidan was a fixed income fund manager for Aviva Investors. 

Prior to joining Highvern, Aidan was Head of Funds responsible for successfully building the funds and MoME administration business in Jersey for a FTSE 100 company. 

Aidan also led the funds supervision department at the Jersey Financial Services Commission. 

Aidan holds a Masters of Science in Investments and Treasury, BBS in Accounting and Finance from Trinity College Dublin, and a CISI Diploma in Investment and Compliance.

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James Bryant

Director, Head of Fund Operations

James is a Director and Head of Fund Operations at Highvern, responsible for client relationships and service delivery. James is a Chartered Accountant with over 14 years’ industry experience and has in-depth knowledge of our systems, controls and processes which is crucial for demonstrating to clients how their structure will operate in practice.

James’ client experience spans PE, Debt, RE and Renewables, including holding board positions on renewable infrastructure funds, property development companies and alternative investment managers. Prior to joining Highvern, James was on the board of a FTSE 100 owned Jersey fund administration business with direct responsibility for approximately 1/3 of its revenue base. James trained as an auditor with PwC, where he was a manager specialising in the audits of hedge and private equity funds. James Holds a degree in Accountancy and Management from Cardiff University and an ACA qualification.

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Ken Ritchie

Director, Head of Fund Accounting

Ken is a Director and Head of Fund Accounting at Highvern. He holds a Bachelors of Commerce in Accounting and is a qualified CA, CPA. Initially trained as an auditor, Ken has held senior positions within the Financial Services sector for PwC and Capita plc.

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