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Financial Services

Investment Management

Our team is dedicated to providing audit and other assurance services within the financial services sector to investment businesses and funds. 

Years of experience in the industry has given us specialist knowledge of investment structures and strategies, as well as audit, accounting and regulatory requirements. Coupled with commitment to deadlines and client service, this experience is applied for the benefit of our clients.

Investment businesses

We provide services to both start-ups and established businesses, and pride ourselves on our understanding of the industry as well as our collaborative and value for money work ethic.

The regulatory environment is a challenge that we help our clients to meet, not only by meeting filing deadlines but also by keeping abreast of change, whether in the form of tax legislation or the FCA’s response to European directives, and sharing our insights.

There are many types of investment business and we have the skills to work with them all, whether hedge, venture capital or private equity fund manager, broker-dealer, bond issuer, investment advisor or arranger, UCITS manager or AIFM. 

Services

  • Investment manager, advisor and arranger audit
  • Bond issuer audit
  • Internal controls reviews (ISAE 3402)
  • Client assets audit
  • Bookkeeping, management accounts and annual financial statements
  • GABRIEL reporting
  • Payroll services
  • VAT
  • Tax compliance (corporate and personal)
  • Tax advisory

Investment funds

The audit of financial statements is key to regulation of investment funds, both onshore in the UK and Ireland, and offshore in the Cayman Islands and elsewhere. We work with our clients and their fund administrators across the globe to meet the regulators’ deadlines.

We have experience of all types of fund investment strategy and structure and the capability to re-price quoted investment portfolios. We work through the various time zones using our combined London and Cayman team. 

Contact us

If you would like to discuss the audit or other professional services requirements of your investment management business or fund please contact our sector head Deborah Weston or send us an online enquiry.

Key contact

Head of Financial Services, Partner
Deborah Weston
+44 (0) 203 805 7047
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Meet the team

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David King

Audit Director

David is a Director in the MHA MacIntyre Hudson financial services team responsible for audit opinions and specialising in audit and assurance services to investment businesses. 

David has over 24 years’ experience as a Chartered Accountant. Having qualified with EY in 1992, he left to work in finance roles at FCA regulated businesses, but re-joined the auditing profession in 2001 as a senior manager in EY’s Banking and Capital Markets Group. In 2007 he took up a role as head of financial control at a leading London metals broker and then in 2011 joined the audit division of a boutique firm.  That audit division was acquired by MHA MacIntrye Hudson in November 2016. 

In addition to statutory audit, David leads teams on internal control and client assets engagements. 

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Sue Rathmell

VAT Director

Sue is an Indirect Tax specialist with more than 25 years’ experience of VAT, Insurance Premium Tax, excise and customs duties. She joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in April 2017 and heads up the indirect tax services in the Kent region. 

Sue spent 5 years as in-house Indirect Tax Manager at Saga plc. Before that Sue worked for a Big 4 firm in London and in Central Europe and initially she worked for HMRC. Sue is a Chartered Tax Advisor.

Outside the office, Sue enjoys travelling, particularly island hopping in Greece in search of the perfect beach and the perfect taverna.

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Candice Czeremuszkin

Partner

Candice Czeremuszkin is a Licensed Audit Practitioner responsible for signing and leading audit engagement teams that serve a growing portfolio of mutual funds and private equity funds with a diverse range of investments and strategies, and under various accounting frameworks and relevant local legal and regulatory requirements.

Currently a member of the Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants (CIIPA), a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA), and a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia. Candice also holds a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from the Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh Business School.

Currently a member of Cayman Finance’s Public Awareness Committee, CIIPA’s International Relations Committee and CIIPA’s Careers & Mentoring Committee, 100 Women in Hedge Funds and the Business and Professional Women’s Club of the Cayman Islands.

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David Wignall

Partner

David joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in 2018. Prior to this he had nearly 30 years working in the Big 4, the last 15 of which he was a Partner in two of the Big 4 firms. 

David specialises in advising clients in the field of Human Capital – his deep specialism is in the area of global mobility but he has also advised on employment tax issues, global share plan due diligence and human resources strategy. He has led large multinational client relationships as well as advising many non-domiciled private clients in complex tax planning arrangements. He has a broad industry knowledge working with clients in the financial services, automotive, industrial and aerospace sectors. He has both UK and US tax knowledge which is extremely useful when advising US citizens working in the UK or UK nationals leaving to work in the US.

David’s role at MHA MacIntyre Hudson is to grow and develop an already well established Human Capital Advisory offering. He has a passion for developing people to help them achieve their very best. He is still an informal mentor to several of his ex-colleagues.

In his spare time David is a sports fanatic, although advancing years and waistline now limit his playing activities to golf, snooker and darts.

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What they say about us

The team at MHA MacIntyre Hudson have taken away the burden of the day to day bookkeeping, payroll and CIS work off me. This has enabled me to spend more time working on my business, finding new work, new ideas and ways to be more profitable. Thanks to the help I’ve received, I can see a bright future for me and my company. Luke Day - Complete Wiring Solutions

What they say about us

SilverLining UK very highly recommends MHA MacIntyre Hudson for all your company’s financial accounting needs.Our corporation has worked with MHA MacIntyre Hudson for the last 4 years. They are truly the best at what they do.They continually provide timely and excellent service and go ‘above and beyond' for their client. Their knowledge, communication skills and professional qualifications are of the highest quality and standards. SilverLining UK - Construction Sector