Maitland beefs up staff with four new additions

Advisory firm Maitland has expanded its team with four new appointments. Joining the firm are Luke Spencer-Wilson and Bill Henderson as senior business development managers; Pedro Hilton S. Olmo as client services manager; and Charles Romilly as business development advisor.


Maitland, the global advisory and administration firm, has made four appointments to its global business development and client management team.

The hires will be deployed in Europe, North America, and Latin America respectively, in order to spearhead growth in these regions. The hires come during a period of rapid global growth for the firm, which recently won a major contract with MMI Holdings (Momentum and Metropolitan), making it one of the largest fund administrators in the world in terms of AUA.

Luke Spencer-Wilson has joined the London team as Senior Business Development Manager. His remit will be to expand Maitland’s footprint in the European alternative investment fund space. Mr Spencer-Wilson has nearly two decades worth of experience in investment management and banking, and joins from HSBC’s London office where he was previously Director Sales for Asset Managers and Alternatives Investment Managers. He will report to Patric Foley-Brickley.

Pedro Hilton S. Olmo has been appointed as Client Services Manager to the Maitland team in Latin America, where he will work closely with Ben Pershick and Benjamin Reid. He is tasked with servicing and managing Maitland’s expanding book of Latin American clients, who use a global suite of Maitland services. Mr Olmo is an attorney and joins Maitland from the Turim (multi) Family Office in Brazil.

Bill Henderson has joined Maitland in New York as Senior Business Development Manager, to focus on growing the firm’s share of the hedge and private equity fund administration market in North America and the Caribbean. Bill has two decades worth of experience within financial services, and has previously held roles at Merrill Lynch and Salomon Smith Barley. He joins from hedge fund administration firm Butterfield Fulcrum, where he was MD leading global sales efforts. Bill will report to Scott Price.

Charles Romilly has joined the London team as Business Development Advisor. His remit will be to expand private client and institutional services across Europe. Charles has over 25 years’ experience in financial services, specifically in alternative investments and derivatives, and has co-founded two UK regulated entities. He will report to Patric Foley-Brickley.

Dave Kubilus, Maitland’s Head of Business Development & Client Management, said: “These hires will significantly bolster Maitland’s business development efforts globally, and signal our ambitions in these three regions in particular. While most recent growth has been in our fund administration business, all areas of the firm are gaining traction as clients increasingly recognise the value of our one-firm approach to fund, family office and corporate services.”

Maitland has offices in the British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Ireland, Isle of Man, Luxembourg, Malta, Mauritius, Monaco, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Maitland is a global advisory and administration firm with over $280 billon assets under administration. The company was founded in Luxembourg in 1976 and serves a prestigious base of private, corporate and institutional clients. Specialising in cross-border solutions, it employs over 1000 people across 14 offices in 12 countries.

Luke Spencer-Wilson
Mr Spencer-Wilson is a multi-faceted senior executive with over 18 years’ experience of sales, business development and operations in investment management and banking. He has global investment expertise and knowledge of local market, tax, regulatory and cultural issues having either lived, worked in or dealt with countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Mr Spencer-Wilson joined Maitland from HSBC in London where he was Director Sales: Asset Managers & Alternative Investment Managers. Prior to that he was with BNY Mellon, International Standard Asset Management and Merrill Lynch International respectively, based in London. He is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment from where he obtained various investment and investment administration qualifications.

Pedro Hilton S. Olmo
Mr Olmo joined Maitland from Turim Family Office & Investment Management in Brazil where as an attorney, he was responsible for the oversight of all legal and compliance matters, as well as assisting the structuring team providing services to Turim’s multiple families with both on- and offshore needs. Prior to that, Mr Olmo undertook internships in two large Brazilian law firms (including Matos Filho) where he gained exposure to capital markets, litigation and corporate law. He has an LLM in Corporate Law and Capital Markets from IBMEC (2013) and a BA in Law from PUC (2011), Rio de Janeiro. He is admitted to the Bar Association of Brazil, a Brazilian national and a Portuguese native speaker.

Bill Henderson
Mr Henderson has worked for over 20 years in the financial services industry serving the needs of both individual and institutional investors. After earning his degree in Economics from Penn State University, he worked for many years in Private Wealth Management at Merrill Lynch and, subsequently, Salomon Smith Barney. Mr Henderson has focused his efforts for the last 10 years working exclusively within the alternative investment community. He sat on Merrill Lynch’s institutional equity sales desk in NY and, most recently, led the global sales effort for hedge fund administration firm Butterfield Fulcrum, as Managing Director.

Charles Romilly
Mr Romilly has over 25 years’ experience in financial services, specifically in alternative investments and derivatives, and has co-founded two UK regulated companies: In 1988, The ECU Group plc, a global macro research, advisory and investment firm specializing in currency risk management, and, in 1995, IFX Markets Ltd, an online trading company. Charles returned to The ECU Group as Head of Corporate, from 2005 – 2012, during which time the firm’s funds under management reached a peak of $1.8bn, and was most recently a director of the UK institutional business of Saxo Bank.