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News

Industry insights, team news and our role in the community

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Five staff members complete mental health first aid training

We catch up with our recently trained mental health first aiders

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Finding out what makes HFL different

One of our core values at HFL is caring for one another, taking action and offering support. We sat down with some of our staff members to find out what they enjoy about working here.

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Navigating job transitions: essentials to consider for a fulfilling career move

Moving to a new job marks a crucial juncture in your career path. Here's what to prioritise when evaluating a potential workplace change.

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Our March 2024 Promotions

Following an excellent year of growth, HFL is pleased to announce three promotions across the business in our Fund Administration, Fund Accounting and Private Client teams.

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The benefits of working at HFL

We are proud of our culture. As a family-owned business, we live and work by our values and integrate them into everything we do.

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Making the most of the nine-day fortnight

We hear from two HFL employees about our ongoing nine-day fortnight trial

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HFL becomes B Corp certified

HFL has been certified as a B Corp, joining a global movement of sustainability and social responsibility.

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Eight promotions across HFL

HFL is pleased to announce eight promotions across the fund accounting, operations and people and culture teams.

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From ledgers to lineouts: HFL's Vikings Captain on the Pitch

Matt Lomas, HFL Fund Administrator, discusses the upcoming rugby season and his captain role for Guernsey’s St. Jacques Vikings rugby team.

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The perfect match: Finding the right trustee

Executive Director, Marina Mauger, explores what clients should consider when searching for a suitable trustee and the importance of expertise, trust and collaboration.

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The Future of Funds Looks Bright for Guernsey

Earlier this month, Director Abbie Hewlett attended the Guernsey Funds Forum. Here Abbie discusses how jurisdiction choice was a hot topic throughout the event.

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Insights from a Trust Administrator

Trust and Company Administrator, Carla Brun, discusses her career change and the support she received from HFL when she started in trust last year.

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HFL’s Journey to Net‐Zero

At HFL we are committed to reducing our carbon emission and are delighted to be partnering with Supercritical to achieve our goals.

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Captain Fantastic – Matt Lomas

Matt Lomas, Captain of the Vikings and HFL Fund Administrator, discusses his career and his passion for rugby, and how HFL supports his work/life balance.

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International Woman's Day - Creating an Equitable Culture

We believe that creating gender equity for parents is not mutually exclusive, breaks down societal norms and creates pathways for success for all.

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Transferring Wealth Across the Generations

Careful succession planning and family governance are just some of the strategies we need to consider when transferring wealth from one generation to the next.

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Four Promotions Kick Start Career Progression at HFL

HFL has started the year with well-deserved promotions for Gerry Ashplant, Mark Gavey, Hollie Read and Stacey Le Page across the Compliance, Fund Accounting, Fund Administration and People & Culture teams.

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Building a Career in Venture Capital

Kristy Webber is a Senior Manager in HFL's fund administration team. She has played a central role in building HFL's fund business over the last nine years and as the team has grown, so have her responsibilities and seniority in the firm.

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Three Promotions Across Funds and Operations

HFL has promoted three more staff across the fund administration and operations teams. This development comes after a successful year in which the firm has made several promotions and continues to expand and grow its wider team.

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Two Guernsey Sports Clubs to Benefit from HFL Sponsorships

HFL, an independent fiduciary and fund administration business based in Guernsey, has agreed sponsorship deals with local rugby and hockey clubs.

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Victory for Dream Crushers at HFL Team Building Day

We pride ourselves on being an inclusive and positive place to work. One of HFL’s values is ‘care for each other’, which is reflected in our excellent team spirit.

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New Financial Director Role for HFL

HFL, an independent fiduciary and fund administration business in Guernsey, has appointed James Legge as its new Financial Director.

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Life at HFL – what our summer students learnt

We are determined to support the future of our island’s finance sector. This summer, we welcomed Sam Clarke and Eleanor Sauvarin to the office, where they have been assisting the fund administration team.

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Three Promotions in Fund Administration, Business Support and Compliance

Congratulations to Mattias, Joe and Georgia on their well-deserved promotions. They have all added a huge amount of value to the business in a short period of time, and I am excited to see what the future has in store for them all.

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HFL Shortlisted for Two Citywealth Awards

We've been shortlisted for two Citywealth International Financial Centre Awards - Independent Trust Company of the Year and Guernsey Trust Company of the Year. We are very proud to be recognised for our hard work and "client-first" approach.

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HFL Starts a New Trainee Programme this September.

Attention graduates and A-level students! Applications are now open for HFL's new trainee scheme - a first-class introduction to the venture capital fund industry. The scheme starts in September, and there is still time to apply!

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Venture Capital - the HFL approach

HFL has built its reputation amongst Venture Capital clients over the last decade. According to Managing Director Matt Westgarth-Smith, it’s a ‘tight-knit’ sector with a specific set of challenges compared to the Private Equity or listed funds space.

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PIFs are more popular than ever

Thanks to our combined fiduciary and funds expertise, alongside Guernsey’s flexible structuring options such as its Private Investment Fund (PIF), HFL is perfectly placed to meet the increasingly complex and diverse needs of international families, entrepreneurs and investors.

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Fostering a supportive culture for parents

HFL is enjoying a period of rapid growth and we’ve put our people at the heart of our expansion strategy.
Many of our staff are juggling careers with a busy home life, so we go above and beyond to support them. Here, Stacey Le Page, People & Culture Officer, explains how.

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Team spirit (and pizza) gets the job done

Imogen Oldfield might be one of HFL’s newest recruits, but she already feels at home in the team and has made a positive impact on the business. Having started at year-end, a particularly busy time for HFL’s venture capital funds team, she soon had a good understanding of our client portfolio.

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