Prior to joining HighWater, Darren spent 17 years at UBS Fund Services where he was a Managing Director and the Global Head of the Alternative Fund Services division. He was responsible for the overall management and development of the UBS Alternative Fund Services business globally, including accounting operations, investor services, banking, IT and business development. At the pre-crisis peak he was responsible for almost 300 staff worldwide, servicing over $200 billion in assets under administration. In recent years he successfully expanded UBS Fund Services by establishing new offices in Singapore, Hong Kong and New York and significantly increasing the business in Brazil. During his time at UBS, Darren sat on various boards of directors, including those legal entities representing the regulated bank and administrator of UBS Cayman as well as many UBS and selected third party hedge funds, fund of funds and private equity funds. Darren has over 25 years of investment industry experience, including 21 years offshore. Before joining UBS, Darren worked for three years with Coopers & Lybrand in Cayman and four years with Deloitte in the UK. Darren holds a BA (Hons) in Politics from the University of Reading in the UK. He is a member of the Institute of Charted Accountants in England and Wales and the Cayman Islands Society of Professional Accountants. Darren is the current Chairman of the Cayman Islands Fund Administrators Association and the Treasurer of AIMA Cayman Chapter.
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