About Us

Veridate Financial is a Hong Kong based provider of fund administration and back office services to private equity funds and hedge funds in addition to consolidated reporting services to family offices. Veridate’s mission, in conjunction with our award winning technology partner, is the end-to-end automation of wealth management administration through the deployment of advanced financial technology.

 

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Colin Lunn


CEO

Colin Lunn joined Veridate as Director, Head of Fund Services in August 2016 and is responsible for all aspects of client service and delivery of our Fund Services product. Prior joining Veridate, Colin was the Head of Fund Services for MUFG Fund Services (previously UBS Fund Services) in the Asia-Pacific, where he was responsible for growing the fund services business in Asia.

Before joining UBS, Colin was head of business development Asia Pacific, fund services and global custody, at HSBC Securities Services from 2007 to 2011. Before HSBC’s acquisition of Bank of Bermuda in 2004, Colin held various positions at Bank of Bermuda and has also worked at State Street Bank & Trust Co. in Hong Kong. Colin has extensive experience of Asia having lived and worked in Hong Kong for the past 23 years.

 

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Robyn Evans


Business Strategy and Operations Director

Robyn is a seasoned professional who can challenge convention and lead change. She brings a strong organisational drive to Veridate Financial in her role as Business Strategy and Operations Director.

In her emerging market investment banking career, she was focused on creating innovative opportunities in new markets. As such she is well versed in pushing boundaries to grow and develop Veridate’s business. She is thrilled to be part of the team that aims to transform fund administration & accounting technology in Hong Kong and the APAC region. In her role as coordinator, facilitator, and implementer she will add value to the company by identifying strategic and operational opportunities to achieve tangible efficiencies and to build lasting business relationships.

Robyn’s professional background bridges the startup and financial services sectors. She has consulted to two Hong Kong-based startups, Lamplight Analytics and Jumpstart magazine. Before relocating to Hong Kong in early 2015, she held different functional roles in Sales, Relationship Management and Business Development at Standard Bank in London over an eleven-year career. During her tenure at the bank, she focused on managing multinational client relationships across regions such as sub-Saharan Africa, the CIS, and the Middle East. She succeeded to close multiple pioneering multimillion dollar syndicated structured loan transactions in the infrastructure and natural resources sectors in those regions.

She firmly believes in the positive role the corporate sector can play in social and community development. In London, she was a Director of the Financial Inclusion Forum UK and continues to be a Trustee of the UK Fund for Charities. She is also a member of the Community Builders Network in Hong Kong, part of the Community Business Responsible Network, which aims to progress responsible business practices. Robyn has an MPhil in Economics from Oxford University.

 

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Peter Hatz


Marketing and Client Relations Director

Peter, a founder of Veridate, recognised the opportunity for streamlining and automating the end-to-end onboarding, administration, reporting & accounting processes for Funds, Fund Administrators and Family Offices through the use of advanced financial technology.

Peter is a seasoned financial service professional with a passion for automation and genuinely trying to improve the market in which he operates. “Build, measure, and learn.” has been central to his ten years involvement in FinTech in Hong Kong. Before founding Veridate, he designed and implement an online trading platform targeted towards asset managers, for which he obtained Type 1 regulatory approval from the Hong Kong SFC. Before that, he has worked in various trading positions in Shanghai, Hong Kong, The Middle East and the UK. These experiences have led him to be able to adapt quickly to different market conditions and build an extensive network of finance professionals.

 

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Stephen MacQueen


Director of IT

Steve's dedication is to delivering value to the business through the use of IT. He sees Veridate as an exciting opportunity to bring his years of experience to bear in creating a world class IT service that supports and facilitates the growth of the business.

Steve has extensive experience in IT working across four continents. He has provided service to small and large organizations running the gamut of IT roles. Most recently he has focused on best practices in IT using the ITIL Framework, LEAN IT, and ISO security standards.

 

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Bowen Zhao


Accountant

Bowen is responsible for integrating, consolidating and reconciling the data we receive. As a keen starter, he is eager to learn and develop as the company grows knowing that he will be fundamental to the leadership of the next generation at Veridate Financial.

Bowen has recently completed his studies at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, majoring in accounting and finance. During his four years of study, he also gained valuable internship experience at the China Construction Bank and Baker Tilly Hong Kong. The education and practice left him with a deep understanding of accounting and finance. He believes in the potential of automation in fund administration and is excited to be working at Veridate on our system as he sees the benefits it can provide to customers to improve their operations.

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Robyn Evans


Business Strategy and Operations Director
Robyn is a seasoned professional who can challenge convention and lead change. She brings a strong organisational drive to Veridate Financial in her role as Business Strategy and Operations Director.
 
In her emerging market investment banking career, she was focused on creating innovative opportunities in new markets. As such she is well versed in pushing boundaries to grow and develop Veridate’s business. She is thrilled to be part of the team that aims to transform fund administration & accounting technology in Hong Kong and the APAC region. In her role as coordinator, facilitator, and implementer she will add value to the company by identifying strategic and operational opportunities to achieve tangible efficiencies and to build lasting business relationships.
 
Robyn’s professional background bridges the startup and financial services sectors. She has consulted to two Hong Kong-based startups, Lamplight Analytics and Jumpstart magazine. Before relocating to Hong Kong in early 2015, she held different functional roles in Sales, Relationship Management and Business Development at Standard Bank in London over an eleven-year career. During her tenure at the bank, she focused on managing multinational client relationships across regions such as sub-Saharan Africa, the CIS, and the Middle East. She succeeded to close multiple pioneering multimillion dollar syndicated structured loan transactions in the infrastructure and natural resources sectors in those regions.
 
She firmly believes in the positive role the corporate sector can play in social and community development. In London, she was a Director of the Financial Inclusion Forum UK and continues to be a Trustee of the UK Fund for Charities. She is also a member of the Community Builders Network in Hong Kong, part of the Community Business Responsible Network, which aims to progress responsible business practices. Robyn has an MPhil in Economics from Oxford University.
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Colin Lunn


Head of Fund Services
Colin Lunn joined Veridate as Director, Head of Fund Services in August 2016 and is responsible for all aspects of client service and delivery of our Fund Services product. Prior joining Veridate, Colin was the Head of Fund Services for MUFG Fund Services (previously UBS Fund Services) in the Asia-Pacific, where he was responsible for growing the fund services business in Asia.
 
Before joining UBS, Colin was head of business development Asia Pacific, fund services and global custody, at HSBC Securities Services from 2007 to 2011. Before HSBC’s acquisition of Bank of Bermuda in 2004, Colin held various positions at Bank of Bermuda and has also worked at State Street Bank & Trust Co. in Hong Kong. Colin has extensive experience of Asia having lived and worked in Hong Kong for the past 23 years.
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Peter Hatz


Marketing and Client Relations Director
Peter, a founder of Veridate, recognised the opportunity for streamlining and automating the end-to-end onboarding, administration, reporting & accounting processes for Funds, Fund Administrators and Family Offices through the use of advanced financial technology.
 
Peter is a seasoned financial service professional with a passion for automation and genuinely trying to improve the market in which he operates. “Build, measure, and learn.” has been central to his ten years involvement in FinTech in Hong Kong. Before founding Veridate, he designed and implement an online trading platform targeted towards asset managers, for which he obtained Type 1 regulatory approval from the Hong Kong SFC. Before that, he has worked in various trading positions in Shanghai, Hong Kong, The Middle East and the UK. These experiences have led him to be able to adapt quickly to different market conditions and build an extensive network of finance professionals.
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David Gilmour


Consultant and Client Relations
David Gilmour has worked in Corporate and Investment banking for over 30 years. He was educated and grew up in Sydney and has since worked in The Philippines, Hong Kong, Japan and Korea and Thailand. During his career, David has worked extensively in equity, fixed income and global markets operations in banks, stock brokers and Securities Services companies for global, regional and country roles
 
Additionally, David has experience in the areas of Consulting, Transaction Banking, Financial Markets and corporate banking Operations, and in the establishment and migration of offshore processing centres.
 
David recently established a boutique consulting company providing advice to the Finance Services industry.

Stephen MacQueen

Stephen MacQueen


Director of IT
Steve's dedication is to delivering value to the business through the use of IT. He sees Veridate as an exciting opportunity to bring his years of experience to bear in creating a world class IT service that supports and facilitates the growth of the business.
 
Steve has extensive experience in IT working across four continents. He has provided service to small and large organizations running the gamut of IT roles. Most recently he has focused on best practices in IT using the ITIL Framework, LEAN IT, and ISO security standards.
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Jacqueline Perez


Finance and Operations Manager
Jacqueline plays an important and active role in assisting Veridate’s customers. She is committed to gaining a detailed understanding of our clients’ specific needs so that she can partner with them to provide the highest levels of service. Jacqueline is responsible for managing Veridate’s client engagement process and providing ongoing training and support.
 
Jacqueline is an experienced accountant having developed her career in the financial services industry, primarily in the Treasury, Controllership and Finance functions. She has worked for prominent financial institutions such as Bank of America, American Express, and KPMG which has given her a very deep understanding of client needs and where she has actively created optimization strategies for the management, accounting, reporting and planning processes for the disciplines she has worked in. Born in Mexico, Jacqueline has been in Hong Kong for two years.
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Bowen Zhao


Accountant
Bowen is responsible for integrating, consolidating and reconciling the data we receive. As a keen starter, he is eager to learn and develop as the company grows knowing that he will be fundamental to the leadership of the next generation at Veridate Financial.
 
Bowen has recently completed his studies at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, majoring in accounting and finance. During his four years of study, he also gained valuable internship experience at the China Construction Bank and Baker Tilly Hong Kong. The education and practice left him with a deep understanding of accounting and finance. He believes in the potential of automation in fund administration and is excited to be working at Veridate on our system as he sees the benefits it can provide to customers to improve their operations.
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