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EXPERTISE FROM ALL ANGLES  

Those that look to appoint a Principal from HighWater as a fund director do so knowing that HighWater has a deep and varied talent pool from which to draw. HighWater prefers to work with fund sponsors, investors, managers and other stakeholders that want substantive and meaningful oversight, and who value the input of HighWater’s experienced directors.  

Trust in a HighWater director starts with the knowledge that the firm’s existing client base includes some of the world’s largest investment funds that operate diverse investment strategies. These funds are guided in their corporate governance processes by HighWater directors, all of whom have committed to limit their number of client relationships. This allows each of them to focus their full attention to fund matters. 
 

Backed by robust IT systems that match the largest firms in the industry, HighWater is unique because of the depth of expertise of its directors, with collective experience across all parts of the investment industry.

Visit www.highwater.ky for more information on each director.

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Gary Linford

Gary is the former Head of the Investment and Securities of the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA). Gary was tasked with the regulatory oversight of hedge funds, fund administrators and investment managers that included inspections and prudential reviews of licensees.  Gary’s 25 year multi-jurisdictional career (Africa, Asia, Europe and Americas) also includes former Global Head of Banking and Investments at Deutsche Bank International Limited with direct responsibility for a team of 115 employees covering its US$5 billion offshore treasury desk and US$15 billion offshore investment services division.


Gary Linford
Regulatory, Investment Services and Banking Expertise
HighWater
Grand Pavilion Commercial Centre,
1st Floor, 802 West Bay Road,
Grand Cayman,
Cayman Islands

T:  +1 (345) 640 2279
E: info@highwater.ky
W: www.highwater.ky

 

 

 

John Lewis

John has headed up substantial fund administration operations, including his role as Managing Director in Cayman and Regional Head of the Americas for Butterfield Fund Services; Vice President of Fund Accounting with the Bank of New York in Manhattan; and Ethical Funds Administration in Vancouver, Canada. Prior to moving into the fund industry, John spent six years as an auditor with Price Waterhouse and Deloitte & Touche in Johannesburg, London and Vancouver.
 
John Lewis
Fund Administration and Audit Expertise
HighWater
Grand Pavilion Commercial Centre,
1st Floor, 802 West Bay Road,
Grand Cayman,
Cayman Islands

T:  +1 (345) 640 2279
E: info@highwater.ky
W: www.highwater.ky

Winston Connolly

Winston is a former attorney-at-law at two major law firms, Walkers and Maples and Calder, specialising in Cayman Islands law relating to investment funds.  During his fifteen years in the financial services industry, he has previously worked as a Banking Analyst for the Financial Services Supervision Department (now the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority) and as a Mutual Fund Administrator with Citco Fund Services (Cayman) Ltd. Winston is a Notary Public and the immediate past Chairman of the Cayman Islands Financial Services Council, past Deputy Chairman of the Cayman Islands Business Staffing Plan Board and immediate past President of Rotary Sunrise.

Winston Connolly
Councillor to the Minister of Education, Employment and Gender Affairs
The Legislative Assembly, George Town
33 Fort Street
Box 890
Grand Cayman KY1-1103,
Cayman Islands

T:  +1 (345) 949-4236
W: legislativeassembly.ky

Simon Cox

Simon has worked with a number of private investment groups, including Search Investment Group (the family office of Mr Robert Miller) and Fleming Family & Partners. He was a founding partner of Ninepeaks fund-of-funds in Hong Kong and New York, selling his interests to his partner in 2007. Based in Hong Kong since 1989, Simon has been invested at various times in more than 200 hedge, private equity and fixed income fund vehicles globally. He has been a director of many operating and investment companies, including publicly listed entities in Hong Kong and Australia.

Simon Cox
Investment Manager and Fund Allocation Expertise
HighWater
Grand Pavilion Commercial Centre,
1st Floor, 802 West Bay Road,
Grand Cayman,
Cayman Islands

T:  +1 (345) 640 2279
E: info@highwater.ky
W: www.highwater.ky

Matt Auriemma

Matt has extensive experience in the industry, most recently in the role of Senior Managing Director and Global Head of Operational Risk Management at UBP Asset Management. He was a member of the Manager Selection Committee where he had veto rights over all alternative investment allocations. Before joining UBP in 2009 to restructure the operationalWin risk process, Matt developed the hedge fund operational risk platforms for Barclays Wealth, Barclays Global Investors and Bank Julius Baer.


Matt Auriemma

Operational Due Diligence and Risk Management Expertise
HighWater
Grand Pavilion Commercial Centre,
1st Floor, 802 West Bay Road,
Grand Cayman,
Cayman Islands

T:  +1 (345) 640 2279
E: info@highwater.ky
W: www.highwater.ky

HighWater

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 funds and investment managers.  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.


 

 

Grand Pavilion Commercial Centre
Grand Cayman
Cayman Islands

T: + 1 345 640 2284
M: + 1 345 323 0467
F: + 1 345 943 2294
E: darren@highwater.ky
W:
highwater.ky