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MUFG Investor Services appoints global head of fund financing team

Thursday, October 05, 2017
Opalesque Industry Update - MUFG Investor Services, the global asset servicing arm of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, has appointed Ben Griffiths as Managing Director, Global Head of Fund Financing. He will be based in London and will report to John Sergides, Global Head of Sales and Marketing.

Mr. Griffiths will lead the fund financing team globally to service clients, including funds of hedge funds, private equity lines of subscription, and FX lines for feeder funds of hedge funds. His expertise in the field will help the firm continue to enhance its capabilities and offer premier services to clients globally.

MUFG Investor Services has a long history in the fund financing business, and has significantly expanded its portfolio over the past two years to cater to client demand. As a tier-one bank and one of the largest service providers in the world, MUFG Investor Services is uniquely positioned to service clients with partner-level pricing while demand for private equity lines of subscription has rapidly grown.

"Unpredictable market conditions have firms looking more closely at how their investor services provider can be a valuable partner through all circumstances," said Mr. Sergides. "MUFG can offer our partner firms financing with competitive pricing, which can mean the difference between success and failure."

Mr. Griffiths joins from Citco Financial Products (CFP), a subsidiary of Citco Group, where he was Managing Director and CEO, responsible for lending and FX solutions. Mr. Griffiths joined Citco in 2005 to help launch CFP and played an instrumental role in scaling the business. Prior to joining Citco, Mr. Griffiths was part of the fund linked product teams at both Bank of America and Société Générale.

"I am delighted to join MUFG Investor Services' Fund Financing practice and be part of a team that consistently delivers high-quality solutions to an impressive list of alternative investment management clients," said Mr. Griffiths. "I admire MUFG's commitment to providing best-in-class support to clients in an area where demand is increasing rapidly. MUFG is one of the only service providers offering these lines of credit to clients, and is in a unique position with a dedicated balance sheet specifically to support clients."

About MUFG Investor Services

MUFG Investor Services provides asset servicing solutions to clients globally. Leveraging the financial and intellectual capital of MUFG - one of the largest banks in the world with $2.7 trillion in assets - we provide clients access to a range of leading solutions from fund administration, middle-office outsourcing, custody, foreign exchange, fund of hedge fund financing, trustee services and depository to securities lending and other banking services.

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