16th August 2016

HighWater Proud to Sponsor Regional Marine Resources Conference

Bringing representatives to the Cayman Islands from more than 80 countries, the 69th Annual Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute (GCFI) Conference will allow the exchange of current information on the use and management of marine resources in the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. Hosted by the Department of Environment (DoE) on behalf of Government,…

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1st June 2016

HighWater remains a proud supporter of the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre

HighWater remains a proud supporter of the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre. Earlier this year, staff attended two events hosted to raise further funds for this worthy cause. 10 staff attended the Power of the Purse event in March, which featured Cheryl Strayed, author of “Wild”, which was made into a film featuring Reese Witherspoon. Cheryl…

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21st May 2016

Improving Governance In Private Equity Funds – Pushing on an Open Door

Unlike hedge funds and almost all other forms of collective structures, the private equity industry has not historically made use of competent independent directors. Rather, the PE industry has been content with the historical practices of relying on insiders and LP representatives via advisory committees. Is this about to change? The hedge fund industry moved…

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20th May 2016

Private Equity Americas Forum

Markets Group held their flagship private equity conference in New York on the 18th and 19th of May. The event brings together the leading illiquid alternative allocators, including pensions, foundations, endowments, family wealth, investment consultants, OCIO, sovereign funds, and private market investors for a two day networking event. Highwater’s Gary Linford had the privilege of…

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1st January 2016

New Associate Director

The directors at HighWater are pleased to announce the promotion of Nicole Gagliano to an Associate Director. Nicole joined HighWater in 2007. She has over 15 years’ experience in the financial services industry in Cayman, having begun her career in 2000 as an accountant for an offshore property management company. This was followed by six…

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15th December 2015

HighWater’s Annual Christmas Party Supports Crisis Centre

As is now been a long tradition of HighWater charitable giving, at our annual Cayman Christmas party we were able to raise CI$12,500 in funds and hundreds of dollars in other gifts in kind in support of the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre. Each year, HighWater invites its Cayman-based clients, referrers and friends to Saturday brunch,…

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30th November 2015

Darren Stainrod

HighWater announces the resignation of Darren Stainrod who was welcomed onto the HighWater platform in May 2013. We have enjoyed having Darren as a contributor to the valuable collective experience of the HighWater directors.  While unfortunate, Darren’s departure is being handled in an amicable way, in the best interests of our clients.  Darren retains access…

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12th November 2015

Goldman Sachs 13th Annual Client Hedge Fund Seminar in New York

Gary Linford was invited to participate in Goldman Sachs client conference held on Thursday, 12th November at GS New York HQ. Gary was a member of the Valuation Panel, together with EY partner, Natalie Deak and Stephan Forstmann of Duff & Phelps. The Valuation Panel was chaired by Kara Saxon of Goldman Sachs Prime Services and…

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25th October 2015

Cayman welcomes ESMA announcement

Originally published on Caymanfinances.com At a session of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee at the European Parliament on 13 October 2015, Steven Maijoor, Chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), confirmed that ESMA will shortly commence an assessment of the Cayman Islands for its inclusion within the passport regime under the terms…

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