Alun Davies is a Principal and co-founder of GFM. He has extensive experience in the investment funds industry having formerly been the head of GLG in the Cayman Islands, a division of MAN Investments, the leading global alternative investment manager. Alun’s role covered all aspects of the Cayman Islands’ operation of GLG and he continues to act as Chairman of the board for many of MAN’s funds.
With a varied client base, Alun has acted as a director for investment funds since 2004. His expertise covers a wide range of hedge fund strategies, including long short equity, global macro, emerging markets, distressed and credit investment products. He also has considerable experience in valuation work, having sat on valuation committees for over 10 years.
Alun’s background is in the areas of accountancy, tax, liquidation, trust and banking, which is a broad skill set that has proven to be highly complementary to the experience of fellow investment fund directors. His background includes 8 years with KPMG Tax in London and over 20 years in the financial services sector in the Cayman Islands. This included 10 years as Manager of the Liquidations Department of PWC, Managing Director of the corporate services company owned by Boxall’s (now Ogier); and as Head of Client Services for Bank Austria looking after their Latin American family office client base (Alun is also fluent in Spanish). Since 2004 he worked as a non-executive director for investment funds, initially independently, followed by 4 years with MAN and with GFM since 2009.
Alun obtained a law degree from Kings College London University in 1985 and is a founding board member of AIMA in the Cayman Islands. Alun is a keen sailor having competed in the 1996 Olympics.