While focusing on providing independent director services to the alternative investment fund Industry, HighWater also offers a range of ancillary services. These include the provision of physical presence services to investment managers, corporate secretarial support services and consultation on establishing or closing funds, including liquidation services to existing managers. In addition, HighWater provides assistance to funds that are in distress and require "hands on" management assistance at the board level, working with service providers and investors during times of increased uncertainty.
A philosophy based on integrity, reliability, dependability
HighWater goes beyond
HighWater provides the following ancillary services to our clients:
Money laundering reporting officer (MLRO)
Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Officer
Secretarial services (to support the board process)
Interaction with fund administrators on behalf of clients
General advisory services relating to service provider selection and CIMA-related issues
Consulting to hedge fund managers (on structuring, business strategy, positioning or in distressed situations)
Legal and fund administration document review
Registered office (where we offer physical presence services)
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.