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Operational Leaders

Feb 20, 2020

Where passion, enthusiasm and executive skills combine with the fund administration business, you will find Des Johnson, CE0 of Centaur Fund Services USA.  Des has over 20 years of experience in the investment fund industry holding top positions at some of the industry’s leading fund administrators in Ireland, Bermuda and the United States.

In this episode, Des recounts the history of the fund administration business, from offshore funds and the “ten commandments” to the Madoff-era scandals and investors’ insistence on an independent service provider.  He also points out the pitfalls in commoditizing the business and the importance of customizing client services.  In addition, Des discusses the need to innovate and respond to client needs, as well as where he sees the industry heading in the future.

To learn more about Des Johnson and Centaur Fund Services, please visit their website.