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Director, Private Debt & Capital Markets
John is a director in SANNE's Guernsey operation and provides corporate governance, regulatory compliance and fund administration services across a range of corporate and institutional clients.
John has worked in the Guernsey finance industry for 17 years and has managed the fund administration and held board positions across a number of diverse fund entities and related management companies.
John Bishop's specialisms
Corporate & ancillary services
Through our dedicated Corporate & Institutional business, we are able to provide clients with dedicated expertise and extensive experience in corporate services. Core areas of focus include the provision of registered offices, company secretarial, governance and board support services, professional directorship services and SPV administration services.
In addition, we also provide work closely with clients and their advisors to establish and provide expert ancillary services for a diverse range of structures on a single or a multi-jurisdictional platform. Areas of focus include Listing Services (CISEX), Payroll, Liquidation & rationalisation services, Process Agent Services, Nominee Services.
We recognise that a traditional process-driven approach does not always fit a clients’ needs, so we work with each client to understand their requirements. This results in bespoke support solutions that meet clients’ increasingly complex needs in an ever-changing financial environment. We undertake on-going reviews of our controls and procedures to ensure we remain at the forefront of ancillary solutions.
Our dedicated team of experts often work in conjunction with SANNE’s other divisional businesses so that a multi-service and multi-jurisdictional solution can be provided to support specialist asset structures across one accredited platform.
As a genuinely independent provider of ancillary financial services, we are not tied to a single provider. We always seek to appoint the most appropriate service provider for the case in hand, including advisors, bankers and brokers.
Private Debt Fund Administration
We provide a specialist service, spanning multiple jurisdictions, supported by experienced people and industry-leading loan administration systems. Teams work exclusively on debt funds and underlying SPVs for many of the world’s leading asset managers. We ensure availability at all stages of the transaction execution period and have the experience to properly implement legal and tax advice. Our experience within debt funds include the following strategies:
Direct Lending and Commercial Loans
Funds may include senior loans, including bank debt such as VFNs and RCFs, direct lending and sponsorless debt, small-cap mezzanine and corporate loans. We also perform value added services to managers such as borrower KYC on direct loans.
Non-performing secured and unsecured loans
With a focus on transaction management and financial reporting, our team works with major NPL managers acquiring distressed CRE loans, residential mortgages and personal finance portfolios across Europe including management companies relating to the portfolios.
Real Estate Finance
Real estate loans including senior, stretch senior and mezzanine facilities. We also provide loan administration services including providing an outsourced portfolio reporting and covenant tracking service to asset managers.
Large-cap and mid-market LBO deals across senior and subordinated debt tranches whether on a primary or secondary basis.
Infrastructure debt and project finance
Senior and mezzanine infrastructure debt and project finance including renewable energy and carbon credit orientated funds.
Structured credit and special situations
RMBS, CMBS, CDS, CLOs and other structured credit solutions.