IQ-EQ is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Marsden as our new Group General Counsel and member of the executive leadership team.
Chris qualified as a solicitor in 2005 and holds a degree in Modern History and a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Oxford. He started his professional life practising at Hogan Lovells before joining Clifford Chance, where he spent many years working with financial institutions and private equity firms on M&A and corporate transactions in the financial services sector.
Prior to joining IQ-EQ, Chris was General Counsel, EMEA for Link Group, responsible for the management of the cross-border legal team, secretariat and insurance arrangements. During his six years with Link Group, he gained broad experience across various divisions and businesses, including Fund Solutions (operation of investment funds), Company Matters (governance and company secretarial), Banking and Credit Management (loan and mortgage servicing, compliance services), Corporate Markets (share registry and treasury), Orient Capital (investor relations) and Link Group's former Corporate and Private Clients business. He was also actively involved in M&A and other strategic projects.
Commenting on his appointment, Chris said:
“The ambition and ability demonstrated in IQ-EQ’s extraordinary growth story really appealed to me. The business displays its commitment to duality up front in its very name – IQ-EQ. It gives a clear identity for both clients and employees. This is vital to provide exceptional client service and rewarding careers for employees. I’m looking forward to working with new colleagues and being part of the next phase in the ongoing success of IQ-EQ.”
Mark Pesco, IQ-EQ’s Group Chief Executive Officer, added:
“IQ-EQ is one of the world’s leading investor services groups and there has been no better time to join us as we continue to expand and enhance our services and presence worldwide. We have a number of key development goals and having Chris on board with his extensive experience and expertise can only be a good thing for our growing global business. I am delighted to welcome Chris on board and look forward to working with him and benefitting from his wealth of knowledge as we take the next steps on our IQ-EQ journey.”