Grant Jackson is a Principal and co-founder of GFM, possessing a wealth of experience in the alternative investment industry. Prior to founding GFM, Grant was Regional Manager for Goldman Sachs Administration Services ("GSAS"), with responsibility for the GSAS offices in the Cayman Islands and in Toronto, Canada. Prior to its sale to State Street in 2012, GSAS was part of the Goldman Sachs group and is a recognized industry leader in providing administration services to pooled investment vehicles operated by investment managers. Grant’s mandate encompassed all aspects of the fund administration business, including fund accounting, investor services, corporate services and fund structuring.
As a member of the GSAS Global Management team, Grant helped to grow the fund administration business into a global platform with over US$200 billion in assets under administration. He was a member of the Board of Directors for a number of Goldman Sachs entities, including Goldman Sachs (Cayman) Trust, Limited and Goldman Sachs Administration Services (Canada) Co. Grant also served on the board of the Cayman Islands Fund Administrators Association and participated in a number of private sector and government committees.
Grant has 14 years’ experience working with Goldman Sachs in both the Cayman Islands and in London where he was employed as a consultant in the Product Accounting & Risk Analysis group from 1995 to 1997. Grant relocated to the Goldman Cayman office in 1997.
Before joining Goldman Sachs in 1995, Grant worked for Carr & Stanton Chartered Accountants - an independent accounting firm in New Zealand providing tax, financial accounting and business advice for small to medium sized clients. Grant is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants. He has a Bachelor of Business Studies in Accounting and also received a Diploma in Finance from Massey University (NZ).