Service update: Tracking third party providers – November 2012

Deutsche Bank creates a fund administration smartphone app while Throgmorton poaches a senior tax director from rival group Ernst & Young.

 KPMG has become the first of the Big Four accounting firms to open up an office in Myanmar. Tax and advisory services will initially be offered in the Myanmar office, with plans for audit services to follow.

• Fund administration provider Apex Fund Services has opened an office in San Francisco. The office, which will be run by West Coast business development head Alex Chapman, is Apex’s third in the US.

• Accountancy and back office service provider Throgmorton has appointed Neil Oliver as tax director. Formerly a senior director with Ernst & Young, Oliver brings more than 20 years of tax-related experience to Throgmorton.

Deutsche Bank has created a smartphone and tablet app that allows access to its fund administration services as well as research and analytical tools. Alongside fund administration the bank’s Autobahn App Market provides information and tools for fund managers such as charting, a market research database and industry commentary.

• Bovill, the regulatory consultants, announced two additions to their London team. John Everett joins as head of technical and Alex Culley joins as a consultant. Everett joins from the UK’s Financial Services Authority where he supervised investment funds. Culley began his career as a compliance officer and money laundering reporting officer for a global share registry service.