– GUERNSEY, St. Peter Port – Volta Finance Limited (LSE:VTA) has appointed Graham Michael Harrison to the Board as an Independent Director with effect from today’s date. Mr Harrison (50) is co-founder and Group Managing Director of ARC Group Limited (“ARC”), a specialist investment advisory and research company. ARC was established in 2002 and provides investment advice to ultra-high net worth families, complex trust structures, charities and similar institutions.
Mr Harrison has fund board experience spanning a wide range of asset classes including hedge funds, commodities, property, structured finance, equities, bonds and money market funds. Prior to setting up ARC, he worked for HSBC in their corporate finance division, specialising in financial engineering.
Mr Harrison is a Chartered Wealth Manager and a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment. He holds a BA in Economics from Exeter University and an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics.
The Company will seek confirmation from shareholders of Mr Harrison’s appointment at the annual general meeting (“AGM”) on 23 November 2015 together with re-election of all existing Board members except for the current Chairman, James Gilligan.
As previously announced on 10 September 2015, Mr Gilligan will resign as Chairman of the Company at the Company’s forthcoming AGM, following which Paul Meader will be appointed as Chairman and Paul Varotsis will assume the role of Senior Independent Director, subject to the re-election of each of Paul Meader and Paul Varotsis at the AGM. Mr Gilligan has served the Company since 2010 as Chairman and the Board would like to express their gratitude for his valuable contribution to the Company over the past five years.
ABOUT VOLTA FINANCE LIMITED
Volta Finance Limited is incorporated in Guernsey under The Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008 (as amended) and listed on Euronext Amsterdam and the London Stock Exchange’s Main Market for listed securities. Volta’s home member state for the purposes of the EU Transparency Directive is the Netherlands. As such, Volta is subject to regulation and supervision by the AFM, being the regulator for financial markets in the Netherlands.
Volta’s investment objectives are to preserve capital and to provide a stable stream of income to its shareholders through dividends. Volta seeks to attain its investment objectives predominantly through diversified investments in structured finance assets. The assets that the Company may invest in either directly or indirectly include, but are not limited to: corporate credits; sovereign and quasi-sovereign debt; residential mortgage loans; and, automobile loans. The Company’s approach to investment is through vehicles and arrangements that essentially provide leveraged exposure to portfolios of such underlying assets. The Company has appointed AXA Investment Managers Paris an investment management company with a division specialised in structured credit, for the investment management of all its assets.
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