Centaur Celebrates Ten Years

Accountability and high touch service

Hamlin Lovell
Originally published in the February | March 2020 issue

Centaur Fund Services is celebrating its tenth anniversary with record assets under administration of circa $35bn, including circa $6bn on the depositary side – a figure which has tripled in three years – and 85 clients. Fund administration and the associated technology sector has seen relentless consolidation over the past decade but Centaur has ploughed its own furrow. 

Centaur is majority owned by its management, and three of the founders – Eric Bertrand, Karen Malone and Ronan Daly – have worked together since 1997 with Gavan McGuire, Head of Business Development, joining the team at Centaur’s inception. Antonio Frias originally joined as Head of Operations at Centaur headquarters in Ireland in 2012 and relocated in 2019 to Luxembourg to become CEO of Centaur Luxembourg and Des Johnson, CEO of Centaur USA joined in 2017. Here they reflect on the success of the past decade while looking towards the next one. 

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