Board of Directors

  • Andrew Henton
  • Andrew Howat
  • Sylvie Sauton
  • Bruce James
Andrew Henton is a British citizen and Guernsey resident. He was born in 1969. Andrew is a graduate of Oxford University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse, working latterly as a tax specialist.

Post qualification he joined Samuel Montagu (HSBC Investment Bank) and spent four years working in Corporate Finance on equity/debt capital raising and cross border M&A. Thereafter, he was a Partner in the Baring English Growth Fund, a fund managed by Baring Private Equity Partners.

Andrew joined Close Brothers Group PLC in 2001, working in the offshore division from 2002. He became Head of Offshore Businesses with responsibility for Close’s non UK based wealth management and fund administration operations in 2004. During his tenure he managed the integration of discrete businesses in various offshore jurisdictions and led the development of new initiatives in South Africa, the Caribbean, and the EMEA region. Following the acquisition of Close’s offshore businesses by Kleinwort Benson in 2011, Andrew was appointed Head of Offshore Businesses for the combined group. He left Kleinwort Benson at the end of 2011 to pursue his interest in helping to develop a small number of specialist financial service businesses. He became a non executive director of Boussard & Gavaudan Holding Ltd in January 2012.
Andrew Howat currently serves as a non-executive director on a number of investment funds and offshore management companies.

He has extensive experience of the financial markets having previously been a Senior Director at ING Bank within the financial markets and treasury businesses. During this period Andrew was a member of various business risk and operations committees responsible for the operational oversight of the trading and client servicing activities of the bank in the Asia Pacific region. More recently Andrew was Managing Director of Butterfield Fulcrum in Guernsey, a role that had a strong focus on corporate governance, supervisory, regulatory and technical matters associated with the administration and management of offshore investment structures. Andrew is a Chartered member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment and a member of the Institute of Directors. He is a Guernsey resident.
Sylvie Sauton’s practice includes advising all types of corporates on structuring and raising equity financing mainly through IPOs and follow-on offerings as well as secondary placements.

She has more than 30 years of banking experience in London covering corporates in French speaking countries having conducted a long career in debt and equity capital markets.

Her latest employment was 17 years with JPMorgan where she mainly headed the French Equity Capital Markets team completing numerous transactions on behalf of her clients as the lead trusted advisor. At JPM she also worked on the execution of transactions in Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Egypt and Russia. Before JPM she worked for 10 years at Lehman Brothers and five years at Salomon Brothers. The transactions were executed on behalf of large, medium-sized and small companies, the latter in the technology sector. Her clients were Private Equity firms, corporates, governments and family offices. Capital raising included acquisition and rescue offerings.
Sylvie holds a Master in Management of HEC Paris, and a post graduate doctorate in International Finance and Economic of Paris Dauphine. She holds citizenship of France and is resident in Paris.
Bruce James is a British citizen and an experienced Guernsey resident independent director.

Bruce is the Managing Director of Montrose Asset Management Limited, a Guernsey based company specialising in investment management. Bruce is a graduate of the University of Cape Town and a UK qualified solicitor. He is a Chartered Member of the Institute for Securities and Investments and a member of STEP. He also holds the IoD Certificate in Company Direction and is a member of the Institute ofDirectors. Mr James holds a range of non-executive directorships on fund management and fund investment companies.
board of directors

Board of directors

Andrew Howat | Andrew Henton | Sylvie Sauton | Bruce James




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