Maria McDermott

Mainland China

Maria has over twenty years experience working in the offshore finance industry with extensive experience in the investment funds, private wealth, compliance, risk management and project management fields.

She started her career in the private wealth division of Ernst & Young in the Channel Islands where she was responsible for administering a portfolio of trust and companies for high net worth individuals.

She then moved to the investment funds industry, working for a number of high profile service providers in the offshore finance industry. Maria specialised in the set up and administration of regulated funds including private equity, mezzanine, real estate, fund of funds and listed funds; covering all aspects of fund administration from advising on the structure set up and regulatory requirements, to administering the closing of the funds, call downs and distributions, investments and realisations, company secretarial work and ensuring adherence to regulatory and compliance/ risk requirements.

Maria’s experience working on listed funds was typical company secretarial/ administration in nature. It included work undertaken from the pre IPO stage through to IPO, post IPO ensuring compliance with continuing obligations under the relevant listing manuals, corporate governance and risk compliance. These funds were listed on a variety of stock exchanges including London (main board & AIM), the Irish Stock Exchange, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the Singapore Stock Exchange.

Maria has worked on a variety of different structures including companies, trusts, unit trusts, business trusts and limited partnerships; established in a variety of jurisdictions around the World including the Cayman Islands, Jersey, Guernsey, BVI, Hong Kong, Singapore and China.