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J.P Harrop

Group Head of Sales & Founding Partner at Augentius


J.P. joined Augentius in January 2002, initially heading up the Client Services division and now running the global New Business initiatives overseeing teams in London, New York, Singapore and Hong Kong. J.P. also oversees the group Legal team, managing a team primarily based in Belfast. J.P. was one of the 4 persons who spearheaded the Management buyout of the business in 2006 from the UK bank Ansbacher, at a time when the company had 23 employees in 2 locations. The business has now grown to c.675 employees in 14 locations. Augentius provides Fund Administration services, primarily Accounting and Company Secretarial services and AIFMD Depositary services, to Private Equity and Real Estate Fund Managers globally, with Fund sizes ranging from $10’s of millions to many $Billions.

Prior to Augentius, he worked with The Bank of Bermuda Limited based in Bermuda, where he was a Vice President responsible for a team of fund accountants and investor relations staff servicing a Private Equity, Fund of Funds and Traditional Funds client base, providing accounting, administration, share registration, custody and related services. J.P. is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, having qualified in 1993 after articling with Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC). He was educated at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada where he received an Honours Degree in Business, majoring in Accounting. J.P. is regularly asked to participate as a speaker at Industry conference events globally, and to contribute to Industry round table events.