HighWater has made its mark in the alternative investment funds industry as a boutique provider of corporate governance services, by providing personal, high-quality director services to a select number of premium hedge and private equity funds and investment managers.
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Experienced & Dedicated
What sets us apart?
Our directors are seasoned professionals with extensive and relevant industry experience in senior positions ensuring a full awareness of fiduciary duties and obligations, as well as a practical and commercial approach to the role.
We build strong relationships with investment managers, investors and service providers and interact with them personally and regularly.
We ensure the equitable treatment of all stakeholders in a fund.
HighWater's directors are highly qualified, experienced professionals, bringing diverse management and advisory skills gained from finance, investment banking, banking, capital markets, investment management, fund administration, legal, audit, operational due diligence and fund regulation backgrounds.
No member of staff or director may actively invest in, or have any economic affiliation with their client funds, sponsors, investment managers, or service providers.
Our client base is spread throughout Asia, Europe, South America and the USA and we travel frequently to maintain our global reach.
HighWater directors maintain a limited number of high quality relationships to ensure that they have the necessary time to devote to each one personally and effectively.
Our directors utilise the latest technology available to ensure that they are able to work from anywhere and exceed expectations on communication and timely response.
The HighWater philosophy is based on integrity, reliability and dependability, incorporating the best governance practices into the day-to-day performance of our obligations as a fiduciary.
HighWater is regulated by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (“CIMA”) under the Companies Management Act (2021 Revision) and is audited by a CIMA-approved audit firm.
What we do
Institutional investors should require independent directors who have relevant industry expertise and who will fulfill their fiduciary duties in the best interests of the fund and its investors. In an industry of growing complexity and increased regulation, investors and managers seek directors who will make a genuine contribution and not shy away from difficult decisions.
Distressed funds can find themselves without the appropriate independent board of directors to guide them through a restructuring process, an orderly realisation of assets, or a voluntary liquidation. This is where HighWater excels.
As a stepping stone to setting up a permanent office, we assist investment fund managers to establish a physical presence in the Cayman Islands, working closely with onshore legal counsel, tax and regulatory advisors.
While focusing on providing independent director services to the alternative investment fund Industry, HighWater also offers a range of ancillary services.