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Patricia White

Managing Director

Specialism: Business Services Trusts

Company: Vistra

Location: St Peter Port, Guernsey

Citywealth rating

4.42857
Average: 4.4 (7 votes)
Fee Level:
4.42857
Average: 4.4 (7 votes)
Quality of Advice
4.42857
Average: 4.4 (7 votes)
Communications Skills
4.42857
Average: 4.4 (7 votes)
Interpersonal Skills
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Peer review:

Citywealth Recommended

29 Oct 2020

Co-worker review:

I have known Patricia for 25 years initially as my manager and in more recent years as a friend. She was very inspirational and without doubt I wouldn’t be where I am today without her support and encouragement. She is a great leader and very conscientious and professional.

10 Jan 2020

Peer review:

Tricia has superb leadership qualities, is very personable and has succeeded in everything she does. I have known her for over 30 years, mentored her back in the eighties and knew she would succeed in her business life.

Chris Ross    Retired   
08 Jan 2020

Co-worker review:

Patricia is an inspiration. Her focus, vision and motivation always help to keep staff and clients in full focus. She openly listens and provides feedback whilst creating an inclusive work environment. Patricia’s experience and leaderships skills help make Vistra Guernsey the award winning organisation that it is today.

Julie Hamon    Vistra Services (Guernsey) Limited   
06 Aug 2019

Co-worker review:

Patricia has a thorough understanding of the funds sector and of all of the various aspects of fund administration across a wide variety of alternative investment funds. This knowledge combined with strong charismatic leadership enables her to have a thorough understanding of all the roles within the company to help guide and motivate managers and staff to deliver the best possible service to our clients; and to drive the business strategy most effectively within the parameters set by the Vistra Group. The high standards of efficiency and dedication expected of all staff has resulted in a happy, professional team spirit which is readily acknowledged and appreciated by all of our clients

Julian Carey    Vistra Fund Services   
06 Aug 2019

Co-worker review:

I have worked with Patricia for almost 8 years now and she has become an inspirational leader. Her knowledge of the Fund Industry is exceptional and her client focus and vision for the business is what propels the business forward. The Guernsey office has seen extreme growth under her management and her commitment to her fellow colleagues and their futures in the business is invaluable.

06 Aug 2019

Institutional client review:

When we first approached Patricia's firm to act as Fund Administrator, our Fund was in its infancy with only about £15m assets under management. Our decision to work with (then) Legis Fund Services was almost entirely due to Patricia. Her professionalism, her interest in our business and her willingness to take a risk on a small, unproven business was very impressive. Our Fund now has close to £580m under management (and we have since launched other funds, giving a total AuM of close to £750m). The success of our business is due in no small measure to Patricia's guidance and support in all of the essential back office services. But what is unusual is Patricia's personal involvement and commitment to ensure we get the best possible service. From an outsider's perspective, it is clear that she has assembled a strong, capable team and she obviously brings out the best in them. She is not afraid of making tough decisions when necessary, but in all cases she communicates clearly with all stakeholders and brings people along with her, which I think is a key attribute of a good leader.

James Penney    Darwin Asset management   
31 May 2019

Peer review:

I have known Patricia for a significant number of years firstly as a competitor when I worked for another fund administration business here in Guernsey, since 2015 from working with Patricia and her business as a non-executive director on a number of funds administered by her team, since 2016 with her kindly being one of the founding members of the Women's Business Network I established in Guernsey in January of that year sponsoring one of our quarterly events annually. In all that time (and a principle reason for our continuing professional relationship) I have been impressed with her knowledge of the business, the way that she has created a great work environment, friendly and professional that does not forget its most important asset is its staff and in that way that she has developed a strong team in all aspects of the service they give. Patricia is extremely client focused and always willing to go that extra mile in supporting clients with their activities to ensure that the best service possible is given. Patricia has helped grow a successful fund administration business from assisting the developing of small clients of today to become the larger clients of tomorrow, but whatever size the client they are all treated equally with complete integrity and professionalism.

Karen Haith    Non-Executive Director   
31 May 2019

Institutional client review:

I first met Patricia and key members of her Vistra Team at MIPIM in Cannes in 2015. Impressive from the outset, she was the obvious contact to approach when I decided to investigate the possibility of setting up an off shore company to be registered with TISE. With over 25 years of experience in the offshore finance industry Patricia’s collegiate and inclusive management style ensures great loyalty from her excellent team. When married to her steely drive and determination its little surprise the Vistra team always get the job done. The holder of many industry accolades and most recently an award winner at the 2018 Citywealth Power Woman Awards, I cannot speak highly enough of Patricia and thoroughly recommend the services of her Vistra team as off shore fund managers to any prospective client.

John Clifford    Conrad Capital   
14 Aug 2018

Peer review:

I have known Patricia for over ten years in both a personal and professional capacity and in that time I have found her to be extremely knowledgeable in the offshore financial services industry. She is particularly helpful when advising clients on the intricacies of the Guernsey regulatory space and I would always put Patricia first when setting up a Guernsey investment structure.

13 Feb 2018

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Patricia has over 25 years’ experience in the offshore finance industry and is Managing Director of Vistra Guernsey, and holds a number of internal and external directorships. Qualifying as a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland in 1988, her career in the offshore finance industry began in Guernsey with KPMG. Subsequently she was appointed Financial Controller with Leopold Joseph before entering the funds industry with CIBC, Cayman Islands. Patricia joined Vistra Guernsey as former Managing Director of Anson Fund Managers Limited. Patricia holds a BA in Accounting, with commendation and received a number of awards, including recognition as Edinburgh Napier University’s Alumnus of the Year 2013. Patricia is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, a member of the Institute of Directors, and was bronze award winner in the 2018 Citywealth Power Woman Awards. She is Included in the Citiwealth Leaders Trustees Honours List, the Citiwealth IFC Powerwomen Top 200 List and Citywealth’s International Powerwomen  2019 Top 100 List.

2018  Powerwomen Awards

Woman of the Year - Business Growth | Bronze

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11 New Street

St Peter Port

Guernsey

GY1 3EG

T: 01481 732192

Peer review:

Citywealth Recommended

29 Oct 2020

Co-worker review:

I have known Patricia for 25 years initially as my manager and in more recent years as a friend. She was very inspirational and without doubt I wouldn’t be where I am today without her support and encouragement. She is a great leader and very conscientious and professional.

10 Jan 2020

Peer review:

Tricia has superb leadership qualities, is very personable and has succeeded in everything she does. I have known her for over 30 years, mentored her back in the eighties and knew she would succeed in her business life.

Chris Ross    Retired   
08 Jan 2020

Co-worker review:

Patricia is an inspiration. Her focus, vision and motivation always help to keep staff and clients in full focus. She openly listens and provides feedback whilst creating an inclusive work environment. Patricia’s experience and leaderships skills help make Vistra Guernsey the award winning organisation that it is today.

Julie Hamon    Vistra Services (Guernsey) Limited   
06 Aug 2019

Co-worker review:

Patricia has a thorough understanding of the funds sector and of all of the various aspects of fund administration across a wide variety of alternative investment funds. This knowledge combined with strong charismatic leadership enables her to have a thorough understanding of all the roles within the company to help guide and motivate managers and staff to deliver the best possible service to our clients; and to drive the business strategy most effectively within the parameters set by the Vistra Group. The high standards of efficiency and dedication expected of all staff has resulted in a happy, professional team spirit which is readily acknowledged and appreciated by all of our clients

Julian Carey    Vistra Fund Services   
06 Aug 2019

Co-worker review:

I have worked with Patricia for almost 8 years now and she has become an inspirational leader. Her knowledge of the Fund Industry is exceptional and her client focus and vision for the business is what propels the business forward. The Guernsey office has seen extreme growth under her management and her commitment to her fellow colleagues and their futures in the business is invaluable.

06 Aug 2019

Institutional client review:

When we first approached Patricia's firm to act as Fund Administrator, our Fund was in its infancy with only about £15m assets under management. Our decision to work with (then) Legis Fund Services was almost entirely due to Patricia. Her professionalism, her interest in our business and her willingness to take a risk on a small, unproven business was very impressive. Our Fund now has close to £580m under management (and we have since launched other funds, giving a total AuM of close to £750m). The success of our business is due in no small measure to Patricia's guidance and support in all of the essential back office services. But what is unusual is Patricia's personal involvement and commitment to ensure we get the best possible service. From an outsider's perspective, it is clear that she has assembled a strong, capable team and she obviously brings out the best in them. She is not afraid of making tough decisions when necessary, but in all cases she communicates clearly with all stakeholders and brings people along with her, which I think is a key attribute of a good leader.

James Penney    Darwin Asset management   
31 May 2019

Peer review:

I have known Patricia for a significant number of years firstly as a competitor when I worked for another fund administration business here in Guernsey, since 2015 from working with Patricia and her business as a non-executive director on a number of funds administered by her team, since 2016 with her kindly being one of the founding members of the Women's Business Network I established in Guernsey in January of that year sponsoring one of our quarterly events annually. In all that time (and a principle reason for our continuing professional relationship) I have been impressed with her knowledge of the business, the way that she has created a great work environment, friendly and professional that does not forget its most important asset is its staff and in that way that she has developed a strong team in all aspects of the service they give. Patricia is extremely client focused and always willing to go that extra mile in supporting clients with their activities to ensure that the best service possible is given. Patricia has helped grow a successful fund administration business from assisting the developing of small clients of today to become the larger clients of tomorrow, but whatever size the client they are all treated equally with complete integrity and professionalism.

Karen Haith    Non-Executive Director   
31 May 2019

Institutional client review:

I first met Patricia and key members of her Vistra Team at MIPIM in Cannes in 2015. Impressive from the outset, she was the obvious contact to approach when I decided to investigate the possibility of setting up an off shore company to be registered with TISE. With over 25 years of experience in the offshore finance industry Patricia’s collegiate and inclusive management style ensures great loyalty from her excellent team. When married to her steely drive and determination its little surprise the Vistra team always get the job done. The holder of many industry accolades and most recently an award winner at the 2018 Citywealth Power Woman Awards, I cannot speak highly enough of Patricia and thoroughly recommend the services of her Vistra team as off shore fund managers to any prospective client.

John Clifford    Conrad Capital   
14 Aug 2018

Peer review:

I have known Patricia for over ten years in both a personal and professional capacity and in that time I have found her to be extremely knowledgeable in the offshore financial services industry. She is particularly helpful when advising clients on the intricacies of the Guernsey regulatory space and I would always put Patricia first when setting up a Guernsey investment structure.

13 Feb 2018

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