Who we are

Our Story

HFFT is an integrated platform of our two service providers Helvetic and Fidux offering comprehensive support for investment vehicles in terms of financial accounting reporting and corporate services.

The platform is Gibraltar based, but draws on the resource of a group with offices in 5 countries and over 50 professionals.

Helvetic Fund Administration

Helvetic Fund Administration is a Gibraltar licensed collective investment scheme administrator dedicated to the set-up and administration of small and medium sized collective investment schemes in Gibraltar, Malta and the Caribbean.

As the longest established fund administration company in Gibraltar, Helvetic Fund Administration prides itself on employing the best resource of qualified personnel and experience to offer competent professional, but still personal services to its demanding clientele.

Helvetic's Milestones

  • Formed in 1998, Helvetic Fund Administration incorporates its foremost competitor, Capita Fund Services(Gibraltar) to provide bespoke third party fund administration services to the highest standards of service and expertise.
  • Received a licence from the Financial Services Commission in Gibraltar in 2004.
  • Helvetic Fund Administration's primary asset is our team of qualified accountants, built up over 16 years, who are able to provide the highest levels of skill and expertise.

Fidux Trust

Fidux Trust Company was founded in London in 1993 and has since grown to a network of international offices based in the United Kingdom, Gibraltar, Austria, Spain and Serbia.

Originally formed to focus on offering bespoke management services to sophisticated participants of the financial markets, Fidux Trust has grown around the service needs of its clients in Europe and Fidux Trust now offers transactional support in a number of financial and commercial centers on the Continent and the British Isles.

Fidux has maintained its independence from other financial institutions. Particularly in today's rapidly changing environment we see this as a strength enabling us to offer a truly impartial service.

Made up of a dynamic team of professionals combining legal, accountancy, banking and other financial sector skills, Fidux is dedicated to providing excellence in management service for its clients. We are passionate about providing services at the highest standard.

Fidux is client focused, aiming to understand, design and implement solutions that best fit the needs of a demanding clientele operating in complex legal and challenging financial environments.

Team

Nicola Smith
Nicola Smith
Managing Director, HFFT Group

Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the UK in 1998, Nicola has worked in the funds industry since 1999 in both the Cayman Islands and since 2003 in Gibraltar. After qualification, Nicola worked for PwC in the Cayman Islands auditing funds and then later moving into liquidating funds. Nicola moved to a Private Bank as financial controller and then to Gibraltar. Nicola is the CEO of both Helvetic Fund Administration Limited and Fidux Trust Company Limited and represents the companies on the board with the Gibraltar Funds and Investment Association. Nicola is active in the development of the funds industry in Gibraltar and sits on many different committees and associations in order to promote the jurisdiction.


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Nigel Neale
Operations Director, HFFT Group

Nigel is a Chartered Certified Accountant and has a BSc honours degree in Accounting and Spanish. He joined Helvetic Fund Administration in 2005 as a manager and became a director in 2014. Prior to Helvetic Fund Administration he worked with Deloitte Limited in Gibraltar for four years in their audit department where he was involved in auditing companies in the banking, investment fund and company management sectors amongst others. Nigel has over 12 years of experience in fund administration. He is currently the Operations Director of Helvetic Fund Administration and sits on the board of other HFFT Group companies which provide fiduciary services to companies.


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Julianna Neumayer
CEO, Fidux Management Services

Ms Neumayer has headed up the Fidux Vienna office since its inception in 2002. Fidux Austria was established to set-up, administer and manage Austrian holding structures for international corporate and individual clients. Julianna's team have solid experience in establishing and supporting structures in particular for South American clients and investments schemes in Eastern Europe. Julianna Neumayer studied Hospitality Management in Salzburg and International Business Administration at the Universities of Innsbruck, Austria and Alcala de Henares, Spain. Julianna's career started with the international corporate tax department of KPMG in Vienna. She initially joined Fidux in London before opening the Vienna office in 2002.


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Charles Foster
Director, HFFT Group

On moving to Gibraltar in 2002 and prior to joining Helvetic and Fidux in 2008 Charles was responsible for operational management of a large fiduciary and law firm. Having qualified as a Chartered Insurer his career in the UK was in financial services, holding a number of senior positions in large corporate firms focusing specifically on operational management. Charles's current role is a Director of Helvetic and Fidux with particular responsibilities for corporate governance, compliance and risk management. Other positions held are an Executive Committee member of the Gibraltar Association of Compliance Officers (GACO), chair of the Training Committee, and a specialist member of the Institute of Risk Management.