Specialist private equity fund administrator Ipes has appointed Mark Coppin as operations director for Ipes UK. A member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Mark has joined Ipes from Langham Hall where he was in charge of the private equity reporting team, advising clients in private equity funds, venture funds and fund of funds.
Specialist private equity fund administrator, Ipes has added to its senior client services team with the appointment of Mark Coppin as Operations Director for Ipes UK.
Mark brings with him more than 16 years financial services experience during which he has specialised in private equity accounting and administration.
A member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (“ICAEW”) Mark has joined Ipes from Langham Hall where he was in charge of the private equity reporting team, advising clients in private equity funds, venture funds and fund of funds.
Mark says, “I joined Ipes because it has a pure private equity focus and real strength and depth when it comes to industry knowledge giving it a great ability to deliver a quality service to its clients. I was also impressed by its investment in infrastructure and a system to ensure it is a leader in service delivery rather than a follower.”
Prior to Langham Hall Mark ran a number of teams at Capital Dynamics reporting fund of funds vehicles and specific client accounts.
Mark has also worked for 3i one of the UK’s largest fund managers. There he started as a fund accountant before going into a middle office role with responsibility for a number of funds and their reporting, compliance and governance.
Ben Cook Managing Director Ipes UK says, “We are delighted Mark has joined the Ipes Team. His knowledge and experience will be invaluable in helping us to grow and to continue to deliver a first class service to our clients. I am really pleased Mark has chosen to join us and his specialist knowledge is a perfect fit for our specialist offering.”
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The Ipes group specialises in European private equity fund services, managing in excess of $72 billion of assets for more than 100 clients, 250 funds and 9,000 investors worldwide. Over 160 experienced professionals work from four full-service offices in London, Luxembourg, Jersey and Guernsey.
Ipes was established in Guernsey in 1998 and is now Europe’s largest private equity specialist in fund services. Ipes pioneered a specialist approach to private equity fund services based on trust, expertise and working in partnership with clients.
Since the AIFMD requirement to appoint a depositary, Ipes has established itself as one of the largest private equity AIF depositary service providers in the UK. More recently, tax information exchange services have been added to their service portfolio to support investment managers with FATCA legislation.
Ipes is ranked sixth globally based on private equity assets under administration by ICFA magazine and second in Guernsey by Monterey in the 2013/2014 Fund Encyclopaedia. Ipes is ISAE 3402 and AAF 01/06 accredited.
Ipes has won several leading industry awards in the last three years including, Funds Europe Awards – European Specialist Administrator of the Year 2011 & 2012, ACQ Awards – International Fund Administrator of the Year 2012 & 2013, ACQ Awards – Fund Administrator of the Year in the UK 2011, and Private Equity Awards – Specialist Professional Services Firm 2010.