Leading global funds services and solutions provider Ocorian has appointed Paul Spendiff as Head of Business Development, Global Funds as it continues to expand its support for international fund managers.

He has more than 20 years' experience in financial markets and services and has built extensive knowledge of the European regulatory landscape. He has a deep understanding of the investor drivers in the alternative and traditional fund management sectors.

Paul joins Ocorian from FundRock where he was Global Head of Strategic Development responsible for both driving future growth and operating models, having started at the company as Global Head of Sales, CRM and Marketing and Managing Director of their London office.

Simon Behan, Chief Commercial Officer, Ocorian, said: "Paul is an experienced Managing Director and entrepreneur and his extensive experience of supporting blue-chip clients from around the world to establish fund structures is an ideal fit with our rapidly expanding business."

Paul Spendiff added: "Ocorian has a strong track record and reputation for delivering operational excellence across its fund administration and AIFM business and I look forward to working with its team of fund professionals across all major asset classes of alternative investment funds."