Global Funds Management Ltd. (GFM) specializes in providing independent directors and related corporate services to hedge funds and the alternative investment management industry. Established in 2009 in the Cayman Islands, GFM’s boutique corporate management services are highly regarded, particularly with respect to alternative investment fund platforms. We provide independent directors and corporate services to a broad range of hedge funds, private equity and other investment vehicles.
Our directors are highly experienced and have been appointed to the boards of funds sponsored by some of the world’s most prominent and successful alternative investment fund managers, representing a wide range of strategies and styles.
GFM’s investment fund directorship services bring a level of independence to our professional fund clients, leveraging our extensive experience and comprehensive market insight. We are careful to maintain a limited number of relationships, to ensure we always provide a highly responsive service, without compromising the attention we give to our clients.
GFM is distinguished in the market by the breadth and depth of our industry experience, which enhances our ability to achieve pragmatic and commercially effective solutions. GFM’s principals have extensive “hands-on” experience in investment funds as well as across the spectrum of the wider financial industry, including Fund Administration, Investment Management, Audit, Legal, Regulatory, Corporate Management, Banking and Insolvency. Our focused and dedicated approach both enhances the smooth running of client operations, whilst providing investors with a high degree of comfort that their board representatives have the requisite knowledge, experience and independence required in a senior director.
By limiting our number of appointments we provide an individualized approach to corporate governance, with all client contact being directly with the fund director. Our highly experienced directors have a diverse range of qualifications, industry contacts, professional memberships and skill sets. This enables us to collaborate, stay up to date with key industry developments and draw on our combined knowledge, to the benefit of our clients, including our invaluable experience across hedge fund platforms operating a wide variety of investment strategies.
Over the past decade, as regulation in the hedge fund industry has increased, investors, particularly institutions, have placed a greater than ever emphasis on enhanced transparency. GFM provides highly experienced independent directors as part of an impressive and comprehensive service offering. The depth of our expertise, across all elements of the investment funds business, leaves GFM well positioned to help provide professional fund complexes with a top tier, best practice corporate governance platform, from which they can operate.
GFM is regulated by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) and holds a Company Managers license. The firm is subject to ongoing regulatory obligations and our directors are registered with CIMA, pursuant to the Directors Registration and Licensing Law.