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ANTONIO ROBERT THOMAS
Antonio has a strong track record in the Corporate Governance and Management Company space and is a well-known figure in the Luxembourg Funds Industry.
With more than 29 years of experience in the International Funds and Asset Management Industry he has also delivered a number of significant change management projects , the most recent of which was for Nevastar Finance (Luxembourg) SA, where he was responsible for restructuring the Groups Luxembourg based “Super ManCo” offering including their UCITS and AIFM Management Company business and developing their Luxembourg 3rd Party Real Estate activities, as well as launching 2 new platforms for their hosted ‘rent a sub compartment’ Alternative Managers offering.
From February 2014 to September 2016 he was a Partner in ManagementPlus Luxembourg S.A., responsible for Management Company Services. He secured their “Super ManCo” authorization for UCITS and Liquid Alternative strategies.
Up to October 2013 he was the Chairman of RBS Fund Services, which included responsibilities for NatWest Trustee & Depositary Services, the UK’s leading Independent Trustee and RBS (Luxembourg) S.A.
Before assuming the role of Chairman, from March 2009 to October 2012, he was the Managing Director of RBS (Luxembourg) S.A., which he grew to Euro 25 billion, making it the largest independent 3rd party Management Company in Luxembourg. Prior to this Mr. Thomas was based in Dublin, Ireland as the Managing Director of RBS Fund Services (Ireland) Limited for two and a half years.
From 1992 to 2006, Mr. Thomas worked for the Foreign & Colonial Group in the UK (“F&C”) in a variety of roles including supporting F&C's Emerging Market business, helping to establish their Operational Risk and Product Control functions and supporting F&C’s offshore businesses where he was responsible for launching, integrating and maintaining both retail and non-retail vehicles which were managed and distributed in various cross border jurisdictions.
Mr. Thomas also acts as Independent Board Director for UCITS and AIFMD vehicles in Luxembourg and has held positions on Irish, Mauritian, Channel Island and Cypriot investment vehicles. He is a member of the British Chamber of Commerce and ILA and sits on number of ALFI working groups. He has lectured on Fund Governance in Ireland and in the UK.