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CISI Isle of Man branch appoints new President


Paul Kneen (pictured), Chartered FCSI and COO of Pacific Fund Systems, has been appointed President of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) Isle of Man branch.

Kneen has 30 years’ experience in banking and financial services across funds, banking and fiduciary investment administration. He commenced his career with Barclays and has held board positions with a number of international regulated banking and financial services firms. Paul worked in Bermuda for seven years where he sat on the executive board of a listed Bank before relocating to the IoM to work with Abacus where he became CEO of Abacus financial services.
In 2015 he joined Pacific Fund Systems as Chief Operating Officer. He holds a BA (Hons) in Business Communication, is a personally Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, is former Chairman and current committee member of the IoMWFA, is a member of the IoD and of the AICP.
Kneen says: “I have enjoyed being involved with CISI since its inception and it is my privilege to take on the branch Presidency in this, the Institute’s 25th anniversary year. I look forward to working closely with CISI and the IoM branch committee to assist and support both the ongoing continuing professional development for members as well as those individuals looking to build their knowledge and skills at the start of their financial services careers. I would like to thank my predecessor Richard Bellwood in his work as former President in progressing the committee and furthering its presence.”
Richard Bellwood, Chartered FCSI and outgoing branch President, says: “Providing local support for financial services professionals to mirror the continued drive for regulated protection within the global financial services industry, helps to protect and promote the integrity of our financial services economy on the island, I wish Paul all the very best in his new role to pursue that aim with the support of an excellent committee.”
Kevin Moore MCSI, CISI Director of Global Business Development says: “We are delighted to welcome Paul as President of our Isle of Man branch. We look forward to supporting him in the promotion of the branch’s professional development and membership programme.”

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