Governance

Liver Capital is governed by its two independent directors, Leo Kassam and Ronan Guilfoyle. It is overseen by the Cayman Island Monetary Authority (CIMA) and works with legal and other professionals with vast experience in the financial sector to make sure its services are fully compliant with ever-evolving global financial rules and regulations.

Independent Directors

Leo Kassam

Director

With more than 20 years in the financial services sector, Leo has previously managed multiple sub-departments for MUFG Investor Services, overseeing the core daily activities for their clients with an AuA of $400 billion.

Leo has also managed more than 150 hedge funds with net assets in excess of $20 billion for UBS Fund Services.

A Chartered Accountant and active professional institutional member of CICA, ICABC and CISPA, Leo has extensive experience of the world’s leading financial and shareholder support systems. Fund Director Leo Kassam has provided his expertise to high-net worth and institutional clients across the globe.

Ronan Guilfoyle

Director

Ronan Guilfoyle is a talented auditor.

Previously audited clients including a multinational integrated chip manufacturer with a turnover of $1.3bn, a large Irish Co-operative Society (turnover IR ₤675m), a multinational pharmaceutical manufacturer (turnover €135m), and many other notable global entities.

For over two decades Fund Director Ronan has managed and advised large hedge portfolios around the world. In his time at DMS Governance, Ronan managed a portfolio of 50 hedge funds with $5 billion in assets. Ronan has directly built and managed large teams of accountants and administrative personnel to provide a full range of financial services to high net-worth clients.

Our Advisors

Trident

Administrators

Our administrators, Trident Trust, have been established for over 40 years. Trident Trust manages more than 500 funds across the globe with AUM in excess of $35 billion.

With 900 staff and a presence across continents, Trident Trust is a fully-independent global corporate, fiduciary and fund administrator. The award-winning Trident Trust is able to offer an incredible breadth and depth of experience alongside their leading fund administration services.

Grant Thornton

Auditors

Our auditors, Grant Thornton, have been providing esteemed financial advice and solutions to clients for close to a century. They’re active in over 135 countries and, globally, are the sixth largest professional services network of independent accounting and consulting member firms.

Grant Thornton’s approach is as innovative as it is strategic, and the global award-winning firm provides high-quality independent audits, tax assistance and financial services through its personable, seasoned financial practitioners.

Independent Legal

Dechert LLP - UK Counsel

Legal counsel for our UK branch is provided by Dechert LLP. The global law firm provides valued legal counsel for 40 Fortune 100 companies and represents over 200 private equity and investment firms. They also provide advice to 24 of the top 25 global asset management firms and 41 of the top 50 global private debt firms.

Gus Black

A partner in Dechert LLP, Gus Black is also global co-chair of Dechert’s financial services group and a member of the Policy Committee. Gus graduated from the University of Cambridge with an M.A. in 1997 and has since gone on to provide advice to investment funds across the globe, with an emphasis on private equity and hedge funds.

Gemma Long

Gemma Long graduated from BPP Law School, LPC in 2010 with Distinction, and has provided key investor-side advice throughout her career. She advises on structuring, establishment, management, marketing and restructuring of investment funds at Dechert LLP, as well as advising on corporate, regulatory and general compliance for funds.

Dongwei Wu

Dongwei Wu is an associate of Dechert LLP, and graduated from the BPP Law School’s Legal Practice Course in 2015. Dongwei specialises in European funds and private funds, with a focus on establishing investment funds.

Ogier - Cayman Counsel

Global legal firm Ogier has nine offices worldwide and employees more than 550 people. The innovative law firm provides specialist legal services for the financial sector, principally around areas such as finance, investment funds and private wealth.

Ogier is the only law firm that offers advice on matters relating to BVI, Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Jersey and Luxembourg law. The award-winning firm specialises in legal services for the financial sector.

Bradley Kruger

Ogier partner Bradley Kruger leads Ogier’s Corporate team, advising on IPOs, SPACs and M&A transactions. He also specialises in fund formations, and is also able to advise on regulatory matters. His advice is able to extend to investment fund structuring and set-up, regulation, corporate governance, restructuring and terminations.

Barry McEwan

Ogier Counsel Barry McEwan’s specialties lie in investment funds and private equity, with Barry able to provide his expert advice on matters including the establishment, restructuring, management and termination of investment funds. Barry is also able to advise on corporate finance and governance.

Michael Robinson

Ogier Senior Associate Michael Robinson is able to offer key advice on a range of specialties including corporate matters and, in particular, mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, reorganisations, public listings and migrations. Michael also has experience in the Fintech sector, and can offer advice on cryptocurrency funds.

AML Officers

Margaret Thompson

Margaret Thompson has been serving on the boards of funds and regulated entities since 2004. The experienced independent director has a focus on risk management and corporate governance, and is able to provide alternative investment solutions to institutional investors. Margaret has previously worked for Lloyds Bank International and Forbes Hare Trust Company.

David Boyd

David Boyd specialises in providing directorships and fund administration services to investment funds and special purpose vehicles. David has more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry, and has worked on the operational side of fund administration. David has a degree in Accountancy from Glasgow Caledonian University, UK.

Government Regulation

CIMA

CIMA was established in 1997, established as a body corporate under the Monetary Authority Law. CIMA is designed to provide effective and efficient supervision and regulation in accordance with relevant international standards through a team of highly-skilled professionals using the latest technology.