Richard Hansford

Director - Alternative Investments

Richard joined the business back in March 2012 with the primary role to successfully contribute to the overall financial objectives of the organisation through the development and implementation of business development and marketing initiatives aimed at growing the business, profile and brand in order to positively influence and develop its reputation.

Richard provides both strategic and day-to-day practical business development support and advice to the senior leaders of the business.

Prior to joining the company, Richard worked for a leading financial services provider as a product strategy manager working in the alternative investment industry and private wealth management sectors, with a particular focus on private equity and real estate. Richard possess hands-on experience and knowledge in the field of business development, client relationship management, product strategy and marketing, strategy development and the delivery of front and back-office solutions to clients.

  • Chartered Institute of Securities & Investments (CISI)
  • CLT International Fund Administration
  • The Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
  • Chartered Marketeer Status Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)
Areas of expertise
  • Alternative Investments
  • Richard provides both strategic and day-to-day practical business development support and advice to the senior leaders of the business"


Ocorian to attend MIPIM 2019
2019 | 05 Feb 2019

Ocorian's Simon Burgess, Nick Terry, Richard Hansford and Yves Cheret are attending the world's leading property market, MIPIM, at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France, 12th-14th March.

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Ocorian to attend EXPO REAL in Munich, 8-10th October
2018 | 27 Sep 2018

The meet is a leading European B2B platform and the biggest B2B trade fair in Europe, offering an ideal setting for efficient networking with professionals across the breadth of the supply chain.

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A potential Brexit no deal for the asset management industry? Keep calm and carry on
2018 | 19 Sep 2018

As the UK Government continues to grapple with the EU over a suitable deal for both parties, Ocorian's Richard Hansford explores how the asset management industry is dealing with being in Brexit limbo.

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Are you striving for operational excellence?
2018 | 12 Jul 2018

In the pursuit of operational excellence, an increasing number of investors and asset managers are engaging with specialist third parties to install oversight and control of their fund administration and accounting tasks. Ocorian's Richard Hansford explores...

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The evolving role of the CFO
2018 | 25 Jun 2018

Amid a restless regulatory environment, Ocorian's Richard Hansford attended the CFO Forum in Lisbon this month to gauge how the role of the CFO is evolving and how outsourcing can ease their increasing burden.

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WHAT'S IN A NAME? Selecting and appointing a fund administrator
2018 | 25 May 2018

In selecting a fund administrator, two key factors dominate above all else: reputation and relevant expertise.

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Where next for funds and investment structures - and what drives that choice?
2018 | 16 May 2018

How do fund managers choose the jurisdiction for their funds and investment structures? And why does Luxembourg remain so popular?

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OUTSOURCING: Sharing the administrative load
2018 | 11 May 2018

In our recent study, 1 in 4 fund managers highlighted an increased need to outsource fund administration to focus on core competences.

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THE RISE OF THE MACHINES: The increasing role of technology
2018 | 02 May 2018

According to our research, 70% of fund managers believe that smart technology will play an increasingly significant role in all areas of fund management and administration.

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CHANGING TIMES: The impact of political and regulatory measures
2018 | 26 Apr 2018

Increased regulatory pressure coupled with political uncertainty in the form of Brexit is prompting a review of operations and an uplift in jurisdictional shift.

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TOP 3 TRENDS: The future of Private Equity and Real Estate Fund Administration
2018 | 24 Apr 2018

In our new briefing paper, ‘The future of Private Equity and Real Estate funds administration' we review the current challenges and opportunities facing the administration of PE and RE funds and look ahead to future developments.

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The Future of Private Equity and Real Estate Fund Adminstration: a market insight
2018 | 23 Apr 2018

Ocorian's Alternative Investment team review the current trends in Private Equity and Real Estate Fund Administration.

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Brexit brings a review, but unlikely to bring long-term negatives to UK funds market
2018 | 17 Apr 2018

With the timing of the Transitional deal agreed, Richard Hansford, Ocorian’s Director for Alternative Investments, says the UK funds market is still open for business.

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Will Brexit necessitate more creativity in portfolios?
2018 | 10 Apr 2018

The ever-present Brexit juggernaut continues to roll on. Richard Hansford, Ocorian’s Director for Alternative Investments, ponders the impact of the transitional period on the private equity and real estate markets.

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Budget 2017: How will the UK Government’s proposed capital gains tax changes impact overseas real estate investors?
2017 | 27 Nov 2017

Following last week’s Budget announcement, institutional investors in UK real estate could now face a capital gains tax levy on the disposal of all types of property – not just domestic.

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Ocorian to attend EXPO REAL, Munich: 4-6 October 2017
2017 | 18 Sep 2017

Ocorian’s expert team, Richard Hansford and Nick Terry will be attending EXPO Real, Europe’s largest real estate and investment trade fair, in Munich from 4 to 6 October.

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The evolving Fund Management landscape post-Brexit - How best to prepare
2017 | 07 Sep 2017

Philip Bolton, Executive Director at Ocorian, will present his thoughts on the future for fund management post Brexit at Capital Creation 2017 in Monaco on Thursday 14 September.

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Jersey Investment Funds: An Overview
Publications | 01 Jul 2017

Jersey is one of the premier offshore jurisdictions for the establishment of investment funds and other investment structures. Jersey is highly regarded for the quality of its regulatory regime and its legal and other service providers. Investment funds con...

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Fund Administration: DIY or Delegate to a Specialist?
2017 | 27 Jun 2017

Reliable fund administration is key to a successful investment platform. The growth in private equity, real estate and infrastructure investment managers opting to outsource their back-office fund administration continues to gather pace.

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Substance - ESMA raises the stakes
2017 | 20 Jun 2017

As David Davis starts UK Brexit negotiations in Brussels this week with a "positive and constructive" state of mind, despite the General Election result, ESMA continues to push back, turning its attention to the topic of "Substance".

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Ocorian is pleased to be sponsoring The Private Equity Europe Forum
2017 | 19 Jun 2017

Ocorian is pleased to be sponsoring The Private Equity Europe Forum, Markets Group’s flagship private equity conference in Europe.

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UK goes to the Polls and ESMA issues Brexit Opinion
2017 | 08 Jun 2017

Private Equity and Real Estate Fund Managers with operations in the UK are faced with the prospect of having to change their current operating models to protect their businesses in the face of Brexit, whether hard or soft.

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The drive for greater transparency - Who owns that property?
2016 | 02 May 2017

UK Government issues call for evidence on beneficial ownership register of non-UK ownership of UK property

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Jersey Limited Liability Partnerships
Publications | 14 Apr 2017

Jersey LLPs are governed by the Limited Liability Partnerships (Jersey) Law 1997 (as amended, the "Law"). This briefing summarises the main requirements to form an LLP and highlights its principal features.

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Ocorian is delighted to be sponsoring SuperReturn China 2017
2017 | 15 Mar 2017

Held at the Ritz-Carlton in Beijing from 24-26 April, this year's conference expects to welcome more than 300 of the most prominent Chinese private equity experts, spanning the entire investment spectrum from investors to managers, administrators to legal a...

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Bedell Real Estate team to attend MIPIM UK on 19-21 October
2016 | 13 Oct 2016

Bedell Fund Services is an award winning and independent provider of real estate fund and corporate administration services and we will be attending MIPIM UK on 19 - 21 October 2016.

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Bedell Fund Services to attend EXPO Real 4 - 6 October
2016 | 22 Sep 2016

Bedell Fund Services is an award winning and independent provider of real estate fund and corporate administration services and we will once again be attending EXPO Real in Munich from 4 - 6 October 2016.

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Substance to remain under the regulatory and political microscope
2016 | 08 Aug 2016

With the constant onslaught of compliance requirements and regulation from various local, national and international bodies and governments all over the world, the theme of substance remains a key topic of discussion in the alternative investment industry.

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The threat of cyber-attack is real and cannot be ignored
2016 | 05 Jul 2016

Many regulatory bodies and industry associations have highlighted, and continue to highlight the importance of cyber security. From the SEC in the US to the BVCA in the UK, the threat posed by cyber risks are real and can have a significant impact on compan...

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The Common Reporting Standard ("CRS") - second update (June 2016)
Publications | 15 Jun 2016

Bedell Trust previously issued a briefing in October 2015 ("first update") to all its clients and intermediaries regarding the status of CRS for such clients and structures usually administered by Bedell Trust Company in Jersey.

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Competition for capital in the alternative investment market
2016 | 04 Mar 2016

It is safe to say that the competition for capital in the real estate and private equity industry is as competitive as it has ever been. With an ever-growing list of funds on the road seeking new capital; performance opens the door, but to win capital from ...

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The evolving role of the CFO at real estate and private equity houses
2016 | 15 Jan 2016

Over the last number of years, in particular since the global financial crisis, the role of the CFO at real estate and private equity asset management firms has evolved. The CFO's of today are not only responsible for tactically handling the day-to-day issu...

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Private equity and real estate firms drive for timely and transparent reporting
2016 | 16 Nov 2015

The development of the Real Estate and Private Equity industry in recent years, coupled with an ever-evolving regulatory landscape and an investor base typically spanning multiple jurisdictions, has resulted in many firms adopting a more complex investment ...

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The Common Reporting Standard ("CRS") update
Publications | 11 Nov 2015

The CRS initiative follows on the heels of US FATCA and, for Crown Dependencies, such as Jersey and Guernsey, UK FATCA. Although UK FATCA will be in force for exchanging information in 2016 for the Crown Dependencies it is anticipated that it will subseque...

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Jersey Very Private Funds
Publications | 01 Oct 2015

A popular choice with those fund promoters looking for a flexible vehicle with a light-touch regulatory regime is the Jersey 'Very Private Fund' ("VPF"). The key criteria for establishing a fund as a VPF is that it must not be offered to more than 15 potent...

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Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive: new Jersey regulations and the impact on existing Jersey structures
Publications | 01 Oct 2014

This briefing provides an overview of the regulatory authorisations which Jersey AIFs, Jersey AIFMs and other Jersey service providers require in order to continue their EU activities.

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Bedell Fund Services to attend BVCA Summit 2014
2014 | 16 Sep 2014

Bedell Fund Services are once again an exhibitor sponsor at the BVCA Summit 2014 which takes place at The Landmark Hotel, 222 Marylebone Road, London on Thursday 9 October 2014.

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Bedell Fund Services expert to speak at AltAssets event in London
2014 | 29 May 2014

Philip Bolton, a director of Bedell Fund Services, will be speaking on a panel session at the AltAssets conference on the 3rd and 4th June in London.

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The foreign account tax compliance act ("FATCA") - United States
Publications | 14 Aug 2013

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act ("FATCA") is US legislation which was signed into US Law in 2010 as part of the US Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act.

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Changes to the rules on Jersey Fund prospectuses
Publications | 01 Oct 2012

Changes are being made to the regulation of prospectuses issued by Jersey "certified funds" - that is, collective investment funds established under the Collective Investment Funds (Jersey) Law 1988.

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Jersey Expert Funds
Publications | 01 Jul 2012

This briefing explains the regulatory classification for collective investment funds established in Jersey qualifying as "expert funds". The expert fund classification provides a flexible "fast track" procedure for the establishment of investment funds in J...

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Jersey Listed Funds
Publications | 01 Jul 2012

This briefing explains a new regulatory classification for listed investment funds established in Jersey, which was introduced by the Jersey Financial Services Commission (the "JFSC") with effect from 9 January 2007. The listed fund classification has been ...

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Private Equity Funds in Jersey
Publications | 01 Jul 2012

Private equity funds are typically established as limited partnerships and this overview therefore focuses upon the principal features, formation, regulation and taxation of limited partnerships for such purposes.

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Jersey Private Placement Funds
Publications | 01 Jan 2012

A new private placement fund regime has been introduced in Jersey, with the issue of the Jersey Private Placement Fund Guide (the "Guide") by the Jersey Financial Services Commission ("JFSC") on 26 January 2012. The Guide sets out new criteria for the regul...

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Procedure for the incorporation of a Jersey Company
Publications | 01 Apr 2010

This briefing provides an outline of the procedure for the incorporation of a Jersey company. Jersey company law is governed by the Companies (Jersey) Law, 1991, as amended (the "1991 Law") which came into force on 30 March, 1992 and repealed the earlier Co...

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