IPAF

Industry Professionals serving as non-executive directors to Alternative Funds

Cayman Islands

The following Cayman-based independent directors are available through the IPAF Group.  Each is accredited by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority and available to act for hedge, private equity and real estate funds, plus special purpose vehicles.  

For more information contact Cayman@IPAFGroup.com 

Simon Cawdery

Simon Cawdery

Simon is resident in Cayman and a former investment manager with global multi-asset class research and management experience including equity, credit, hedge funds, private equity and real estate funds.  He holds degrees in Economics from the London School of Economics and Banking and Finance from the University of Manchester.  Simon began his career on the buy-side, researching credit and collateralized debt and equities at Barclays Capital, before joining ING as a sell-side equity analyst.  He then moved into portfolio management in the Cayman Islands, first at Butterfield Bank and then at EFG Bank.  In 2013 Simon left EFG to set up an investment and wealth advisory business for institutional and high net worth clients and to serve as an independent director to funds.  Simon is a former President of the CFA Society Cayman Islands and the current regional President’s Council Representative for the Latin America and Caribbean region of the CFA Institute. He has the CFA Charter, and has completed the UK Investment Management Certificate and Registered Representative Examination.

 

Residence

Cayman Islands

Specialities

Investment Management, Regulation, Business Development

Simon Ecclefield

Simon Ecclefield - Hedge Funds

Simon has worked in global equity markets for over 30 years, covering all aspects of stockbroking to institutions, hedge funds and alternative investment institutions. Simon began his career at Kleinwort Benson in 1976, initially focusing on international corporate lending and currency/interest rate arbitrage. He then moved to Morgan Grenfell in New York where his role was to develop sales of European equities to US institutions. Following similar positions at BZW, Robert Fleming and Alex Brown, he was approached to set up Collins Stewart in New York, growing the team from 7 to over 100 people.  Simon led the Global Sales Trading desk at JPM from 2008 until 2014, when he left to take up a limited number of non-executive directorships in positions where his deep understanding of equity hedge fund trading strategies is highly valued. He is registered with NASDAQ in the Series 63, 55 and 7, and is a Registered Principal (Series 24 - Compliance and Regulatory oriented). He holds the Canadian Registered Representative licence.

Residence

Cayman Islands

Specialities

Investments and trading

Richard Ellison

Richard Ellison - Hedge Funds

Richard is resident in Cayman and is a Chartered Accountant with strong risk management and operations experience.   He holds an MBA from Purdue University, Indiana.  Richard began working in financial services at PwC, auditing hedge funds.  This was followed by risk management roles in New York and Singapore with Barclays Capital covering credit management for sovereign debt portfolios, corporate lending and trading line credit management.  In 2007 he opened the Cayman office for Babcock & Brown and served as a director on a number of SPVs in the alternatives space, including aircraft lease financing transaction structures and infrastructure funds.  In 2010, he opened the Singapore office for BBAM where he was responsible for Asia Pacific credit. Recently Richard has worked for Grant Thornton in Canada as part of their corporate finance business.  He left in 2013 to co-found OneTRADEx Ltd, a Cayman based broker dealer, and to concentrate on a limited number of non-executive directorships.  Richard is a CPA, CA, CFA and CAIA Charterholder.

Residence

Cayman Islands

Specialities

Accounting, Operations, Risk Management

Simon Nock

Simon Nock - Hedge Funds

Simon is resident in Cayman and is a Chartered Accountant with considerable legal and investment oversight experience.  He holds a law degree from Birmingham University and a Masters in International Commercial Law from Nottingham University.  Simon began his career as a tax consultant for Rawlinson & Hunter in London before moving to their Cayman office in 2003.  He subsequently joined EFG Bank to establish and run its corporate and fiduciary business and advise companies on regulatory compliance.  Simon has experience dealing with multiple disciplines in the alternative and hedge fund investment industry, including private equity, mezzanine finance and endowment investing for funds from widespread geographic locations.  In 2013 Simon left EFG to set up an investment and wealth advisory business for institutional and high net worth clients in Cayman and to serve as an independent director to funds.   Simon is licensed by CIMA and is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

Residence

Cayman Islands

Specialities

Legal, Accounting, Regulation, Operations