About Yolanda Banks McCoy
Yolanda has over 28 years of financial services experience and, prior to joining HighWater, was Head of the Investments & Securities Division (ISD) at the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA), since November 2006. In this capacity, Yolanda was responsible for effective regulation and supervision of hedge funds, fund administrators and securities investment companies operating in or from the Cayman Islands as well as ensuring compliance and sound conduct in accordance with Cayman Islands regulatory acts, regulations and CIMA’s policies and procedures. As Head of ISD, Yolanda was instrumental with the formation of the Directors Registration and Licensing Act, which today is the foundation of corporate governance in the funds industry in the Cayman Islands. In her role as Head, Yolanda often assisted with providing advice and guidance to the Authority’s Board of Directors and the industry on developments within the alternative investment industry. Yolanda worked extensively with international practitioners, global regulators and allocators to strengthen the regulatory framework of the Cayman Islands’ alternative investment industry and regularly represented the Authority and the Cayman Islands at various forums, conferences and Working Groups.
Yolanda serves as an independent director on a number of fund boards and has extensive experience with corporate governance, regulatory and compliance matters on a broad range of hedge fund strategies. She is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the International College of the Cayman Islands, an honorary member of Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society, past Co-Chair of the Educational Committee and Social & Events on AIMA Cayman Chapter, past Chair of the European International Relations Working Group of Cayman Finance and past Co-Chair of 100 Women in Finance Education Committee.
Meet the Directors
HighWater directors bring the necessary diverse management and advisory experience gained from decades of work in the trenches – including finance, due diligence, investment management, fund administration, legal, audit and fund regulation backgrounds. All of our directors have held senior and high profile roles in the fund industry.
Founder and Chairman
Yolanda Banks McCoy
Sandra "Sandy" Cram