Martin specialises in PE AIF depositary services as well as advising property, corporate and collective investment scheme clients.
He joined the Chartered Accountancy practice of Thompson Taraz in 2001 from Baker Tilly where his main focus was providing business and tax advice and support on transactions and projects for a wide range of owner-managed businesses, as well as being responsible for clients compliance and assurance needs.
He has been a director since incorporation of the Thompson Taraz regulated companies and has built up extensive experience of acting on Real Estate funds with assets across Europe. More recently he has been engaged on a number of funds in other sectors including EIS and SEIS funds in the venture finance sector.
He works closely with specialist legal, compliance and tax teams to ensure that funds are set up to meet their investment objectives, and comply with the UK and EU legislation by which they are governed. His other fund related activities are in trustee roles, providing custodian services and corporate governance. He also represents the group in technical industry forums.
Martin enjoys using his technical and regulatory experience and knowledge to put alternative investment funds together, working with fund managers internally and externally to bring them into existence.