The investment funds industry is complex and highly contextual. Good corporate governance requires extensive knowledge of all relevant aspects of a fund, throughout its lifecycle.
Extensive and relevant industry experience
The Necessary Experience
Our professional team
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, audit and fund regulation backgrounds.
All of our directors have held senior and high profile roles in the fund industry.
Our Cayman-based directors play leading roles in the development and promotion of the Cayman Islands’ financial services industry, and have participated actively on the Cayman Islands Fund Administrators Association, the Cayman Islands Society of Professional Accountants, the Cayman Chapter of AIMA and Cayman Finance. All of the directors are active industry commentators and are frequently called upon to speak at industry events and write articles for hedge fund publications.
Our directors are supported by a high quality team of corporate administrators that are experienced professionals with backgrounds that include former regulators, fund administrators, professional accountants and attorneys in the Cayman funds industry. In addition, HighWater also employs an information systems and office infrastructure professional.
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.