Augentius appoints new Business Development Director to drive American expansion

March 13, 2018

Augentius, the specialist global service provider to private equity and real estate funds, has appointed Nancy Vailakis, a well-known figure in the US alternative asset management industry, as its Business Development Director for the Americas. The move follows another successful year of 19% growth and Augentius’ continued expansion in this region.

Nancy brings with her a wealth of industry knowledge acquired through various roles including Vice President of Investor Relations at Cerberus Capital Management as well as Blue Mountain Capital Management. She is also involved with many non-profit and professional organizations including High Water Women and 100 Women in Finance.

Nancy Vailakis, Business Development Director, Augentius commented: “It’s a pleasure to join Augentius, an established international business. I’m thrilled to be a part of a global leader with a reputation for delivering high quality client service. Augentius’ focus on technological innovation and smart, thoughtful product evolution in response to market need has served them well and I’m eager to work with such a solid team to grow the business here in the Americas.”

Hugh Stacey, Executive Director, Augentius added: “We are delighted that Nancy has joined us. I have no doubt that her 14 years’ industry experience as a business development, marketing and investor relations professional, will make her a perfect candidate to cultivate Augentius’ continued expansion in the US.”







Nancy Vailakis
Business Development Director, Americas

Press release originally published in Private Equity Wire   

Augentius capitalizes on growth in Asia with appointment of Managing Director

March 6, 2018

Augentius capitalizes on growth in Asia with appointment of Managing Director

Jimmy Leong has been appointed Managing Director of specialist global private equity and real estate fund administrator, Augentius, to drive business growth in line with increasing opportunities in the far east.

Working out of Augentius’ Singapore office, Jimmy will be responsible for developing both new and existing client relationships to support business expansion and further solidify the company’s reputation for expert fund administration throughout this region.

Jimmy Leong, Managing Director, Augentius Asia, commented: “The growth in Asian private equity remains highly optimistic as the landscape is set to undergo major transformations, driven by the rise of international and Asian managers capitalising on China’s new regulatory structure. Augentius is well positioned to benefit from these opportunities and to establish itself as the leading service provider across Asia Pacific. I am thrilled to join Augentius at this opportune time and I look forward to working with such a dedicated team of professionals.”

Ian Kelly, Group Chief Executive Officer, Augentius, added: “We are delighted to have Jimmy on board. His tremendous experience and knowledge of the industry makes him perfectly placed to head up this region as we build on our success to date and expand further in Asia.”

Jimmy has spent the last two decades in senior management positions in Asian and International financial institutions. Prior to joining Augentius, he was Managing Partner at Glaux Investment Pte. and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri.







Jimmy Leong
Managing Director, Asia

Press release originally published in Deal Street Asia  

Augentius announces expansion of senior management team with new COO

February 28, 2018

Augentius announces expansion of senior management team with new COO

Augentius, the specialist global service provider to private equity and real estate funds, has appointed James Watts to the role of Chief Operating Officer. The appointment follows another successful year of 19% growth for Augentius as the industry remains resilient to political and regulatory challenges. As Chief Operating Officer, James will be responsible for Augentius’ Global Operations throughout its’ offices across three continents.

James Watts, Chief Operating Officer at Augentius commented: “The growth of Augentius has been quite amazing. In just over 10 years the small UK/Guernsey centric business I joined, has become a major global player, with offices and clients across the world. The Private Equity and Real Estate sectors continue to grow, even in the face of Brexit and complex regulation. I look forward to guiding our Operations to navigate these challenges and continuing to grow the business as a whole.”

Ian Kelly, CEO at Augentius commented: “Our recent annual industry survey shows there is a substantial opportunity for continued growth with more than half of European players unaffected by ongoing Brexit negotiations. James’ knowledge of the market and client needs is second to none, and his appointment will continue the momentum of growth throughout 2018.
James has been an integral part of the growth of Augentius over the last 10 years, so I am absolutely delighted that he will continue to develop the business in his new role as COO”.

James joined Augentius in 2005 as a Client Services Team Leader. He was promoted to Head of Onshore Client Services in 2007, and joined the Executive Team in 2012 when he became Group Information Officer, directing the planning and the implementation of enterprise systems in support of business operations. He is ACMA qualified with a BA (Hons) in Accounting.








James Watts
Group Chief Operating Officer

Originally published in Private Equity Wire