David Bridger

Head of Fund Administration

Dave is a qualified accountant with over 16 years’ experience, 10 of those within private equity and real estate fund administration. With former clients ranked among the largest institutional investors and pension schemes in the UK, a track record of delivering high-quality accounting and administration services to multi-jurisdictional investment structures and having a passion for utilising technology to build efficient operational procedures and workflows, Dave is responsible for developing our fund administration business, overseeing all administration client matters and driving exceptional client service.

Prior to joining Corvus Group, Dave led a team of 35 delivering a wide range of fund administration services to multiple clients and asset classes, including services with respect to portfolios representing over £10 billion of UK assets. More recently, Dave was responsible for heading the substantial UK office growth of a leading fund and real estate services business and implementing enhanced control environments across its multiple jurisdictions of operation.

Dave is a member of the ICAEW (having achieved fellow status) and is also a keen sports enthusiast, playing tennis, squash and running on a regular basis. Dave is also engaged in the local community, holding numerous trustee and treasury positions at local charities and organisations in and around the Portsmouth area.

Earlybird instructed Corvus to advise in connection with the establishment of its UK office, obtaining regulatory authorisation for the UK office from the FCA and the UK office’s sub-lease. Corvus also provide ongoing compliance advice. Corvus take a proactive, technical yet pragmatic approach to their advice and have worked closely and efficiently with Earlybird team members, our other advisers and our counterparties to deliver results.

Vincenzo Narciso
Partner Earlybird

“We’ve worked with Corvus on a range of matters including business as usual legal/operational support and transactional work. As a closed-ended funds specialist, Corvus understood our business from the start and were able to provide tailored, solution focused, risk adjusted advice. When picking external counsel to assist with a recent transaction, we had no hesitation in choosing Corvus.”

Rob Shaw
CFO Apera Asset Management

“Corvus worked closely with Hermes GPE between February 2020 and August 2021. Corvus hit the ground running and quickly developed a deep understanding of our culture, commercial drivers and risk appetite, blending seamlessly with our investment, finance and tax functions. Corvus really felt like an in-house team and their practical, solutions-focussed advice was highly valued by the business.”

Karen Sands
CFO Hermes GPE LLP

“Corvus have provided advice to us in connection with our cross-border client distribution exercises for a number of years. While this is a complex area with some significant grey space, Corvus aren’t afraid to take a view on difficult issues and suggest practical, operational outputs.”

Warren Hibbert
Managing Partner Asante Capital Group