Prior to joining HighWater, Mark spent a year at RBC Dominion Securities as an Investment Advisor and the preceding 5 years at Butterfield Bank as a Portfolio Manager and Performance Analyst. Mark also worked for 5 years as a manager in Fund Accounting at both HSBC Financial Services and Butterfield Fund Services in the Cayman Islands. Originally from South Africa where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers and Lybrand (now PWC), Mark has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry, working in London and South Africa before relocating to the Cayman Islands.
Mark holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Accounting degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand, and is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants. He is a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst (“CFA”) Charter and has obtained the Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement (“CIPM”). He is Past President of the CFA Society of the Cayman Islands and is a member of the Committee of Hearts for the Cayman chapter of Hedge Funds Care.