Five years ago, DMS Offshore Investment Services opened its Hong
Kong office, with the objective of better serving its growing list
of fund governance clients, with real-time, on-the-ground client
Today, DMS Hong Kong has grown into a full service business
development office and main service center and has expanded its
footprint into other key markets in the region, while achieving its
goal of direct engagement with its Asian clients. DMS has
experienced substantial growth in directorships for Asian-based
funds and today represents clients not just in Hong Kong, but also
in Singapore, China, Vietnam, the Philippines and Australia.
DMS Hong Kong is serving clients on Hedge Funds, Private
Equities, Venture Capital and other Private Level clients and has a
particularly strong presence among clients that are emerging or
start up to some of the largest asset managers in Asia. Other DMS
services lines such banking and custody, AIFMD/UCITS and
International Tax Compliance (FATCA/CRS) have been growing
exponentially in keeping with new regulatory demands within the
global fund industry.
"DMS is known for providing the highest client service in
the fund governance industry and has consistently done so over the
past 15 years. We have followed that tradition in the Asia-Pac
market and are proud to be a one-stop solutions firm for a wide
range of clients in this market for the past five years," said
Niaz Khan, who was recently promoted to Managing Director of
DMS Hong Kong.
As Managing Director, Niaz has responsibility for overseeing the
Hong Kong office, business development and growth strategy in the
Asia-Pacific. He joined the firm in 2008 as an Associate Director
and was transferred to launch and develop the Hong Kong office in
"Our presence in Hong Kong and the model we have adopted,
which involves attracting local talent with the language skills and
cultural familiarity to serve a broad-based clientele, have been
well received by the Investment Managers and service providers.
That led us to have the largest market share in the Fund Governance
space and we continue to grow," Mr. Khan stated.
Anne Storie, Chief Executive Officer of DMS, remarked:
"Niaz has been an exemplary team leader and a very capable
ambassador for DMS in Asia. He continues to develop a strong
network of clients across various fund structures and supports his
team to achieve best results for the clients they serve. His
promotion to Managing Director and recent hires we have made to
strengthen the team reflect our commitment to better serve the
industry and is a testament to our growth in the region. We wish
Niaz continued success in his new role."
Mr. Khan is supported by Associate Director
Connie Wong who brings senior level experience in finance,
regulatory compliance and asset management for offshore and onshore
fund vehicles. Prior to joining DMS, she worked at
PricewaterhouseCoopers Cayman as Manager of the Finance and Fund
Referred Reporting Engagement Group. Ms. Wong trained with DMS
Cayman before relocating to the Hong Kong office in March 2016.
Being Involved and Giving Back
DMS Hong Kong maintains an active presence in the community,
regularly working with industry associations on market education
and participating in industry conferences and seminars. Mr. Khan is
a regular speaker and contributor on topics relating to fund
governance and offshore financial services at forums in the
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