NSBI Congratulates Meridian Fund Services for Global Award

Jul 17, 2012

Nova Scotia Business Inc. congratulated a financial services company with a Halifax office today, July 17, for being recognized globally.

Meridian Fund Services was named Best North American Hedge Fund Administrator recently at the Hedgeweek USA Awards 2012 in New York. The awards honour the industry's best hedge fund managers and service providers in which the winners are decided by the votes of Hedgeweek's nearly 20,000 subscribers.

Meridian Fund Services provides fund administration services to the investment community. The full service fund administrator established operations in Nova Scotia in 2007. It also has offices in New York, Bermuda, Cayman Islands and Massachusetts.

"Congratulations to Meridian for winning this prestigious award," said Stephen Lund, president and CEO of Nova Scotia Business Inc. "This recognition is a testament to the strength of the companies that we have in Nova Scotia’s financial services sector."

Nova Scotia's financial services industry, including insurance, has more than 3,000 offices, employing about 18,000 people with average weekly earnings 20 per cent higher than the provincial average. The financial services sector accounted for about $1.5 billion of the provincial gross domestic product in 2011.

KPMG recently identified Halifax as the fastest-growing hedge fund administration centre in Canada. Meridian Fund Services, in addition to other international award-winning companies, Citco, Butterfield Fulcrum and Admiral Administration, have expanded their global footprints to Halifax in the last six years.

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For the more on the Hedgeweek USA Awards 2012, read a copy of the July 2012 Hedgeweek Special Report

Nova Scotia Business Inc. is the province's private-sector-led business development agency. Through trade development, investment attraction, business financing and venture capital, NSBI assists local companies and attracts international companies to Nova Scotia.