Tim Sweeting

Residence: Cayman Islands

+1 345 938 0517

Experience: Corporate Governance, Hedge Fund Seeding, Capital Raising, Derivatives and Clearing

Expertise: Macro, CTA’s, Equity Long Short, Fixed Income and Closed Ended Structures

Tim is the founder of Atlantic Directors, a Cayman Islands based firm licensed by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, which specialises in the provision of independent directors to the alternative investment industry. Tim has over 30 years of experience in financial markets and has an extensive understanding of the alternative investments industry, specialising in the seeding of hedge funds and capital raising. He formerly was Head of Alternatives at Ignis Asset Management, which he joined in 2008 to build a series of hedge fund joint ventures. Prior to this, he was Managing Director, Head of Absolute Return Strategies at Credit Suisse Asset Management and before that Managing Director and Head of European and Middle East Sales at Deutsche Asset Management’s hedge fund business. He has also held senior roles at UBS Alternative and Quantitative Investments/UBS O’Connor and at HSBC Investment Bank, where he was Global Head of Business Development for Equity Derivatives, Listed Derivatives and Clearing.

Robert Thomas

Residence: Cayman Islands

+1 345 526 0545

Experience: Corporate Governance, trust and administrative services for alternative asset vehicles; qualified solicitor

Expertise: Legal, structuring, risk management, regulation and compliance

Robert has 20 years of relevant experience in the offshore financial industry. He was formerly Managing Director of Citco Trustees (Cayman) Limited where he was responsible for Citco’s Caribbean Trust operations including fund governance, unit trusts, real estate investment funds and private trusts. He has served on the board of Citco entities and client structures and as money laundering reporting officer, compliance officer and risk manager. He has also acted as in-house legal counsel for Citco in both Cayman and the British Virgin Islands. He has experience of working with hedge fund managers across a variety of investment strategies and is proactive in ensuring that a comprehensive corporate governance framework is adopted by the fund boards that he sits on. Robert obtained his law degree from Oxford Brookes University in 1994, a Diploma of Legal Practice from The College of Law, Chester in 1995, and an MBA from Imperial College, London in 2014. He is admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales (non-practising).

Louise Groom

Residence: Cayman Islands

+1 345 525 2244

Experience: Qualified Solicitor, legal services and advisory, Corporate governance, subscription lending

Expertise: legal, structuring, leverage, regulation

Louise has 20 years of relevant experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Atlantic Directors in 2021, Louise trained and worked as a lawyer at Clifford Chance in London and Singapore before moving to the Cayman Islands in 2007. During her time in the Cayman Islands, Louise has practised law for some of the leading offshore law firms including Walkers, Harneys (where she was a Partner for 4 years) and, most recently, Appleby (as a Consultant). Louise has a vast range of onshore and offshore experience and, as a lawyer, regularly advised local and international banking and commercial clients, including hedge fund managers on a broad variety of corporate, finance and fund issues and structures. Louise’s responsiveness to clients and her comprehensive legal knowledge of corporate governance in the Cayman Islands is a valuable skill set to any fund board. Before becoming a professional director, Louise was consistently recommended by key legal directories as a leading lawyer in the Cayman Islands. Louise obtained a First Class (Hons) Law degree from Oxford Brookes University in 1999 and a Distinction in Diploma of Legal Practice from Nottingham Law School in 2000. She is admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales (non-practising), British Virgin Islands (non-practising) and the Cayman Islands.

Nathan Day

Residence: Cayman Islands

+1 345 916 7638

Experience: Corporate Governance, Investment Management, Operations and Derivatives

Expertise: Risk and Portfolio Management, Valuation, Equities, Commodities, Derivatives and Closed Ended Structures

Nathan has over 20 years’ experience in financial markets with an extensive knowledge of portfolio and risk management derived from managing capital for several global macro focused hedge funds. Prior to joining Atlantic Directors, Nathan was an independent director at ManagementPlus (Cayman), providing professional director services to alternative investment funds. Nathan continues to work with both hedge and PE fund managers across various strategies. In 1996 Nathan joined Manro Haydan, London, a global macro focused fund, heading up their operations team, later becoming an analyst and finally portfolio manager in 2000. For 15 years’ he managed in the region of $150m, specialising in derivatives, FX and equities. In 2010, he joined Marylebone Diversified LLP in London, as partner and senior portfolio manager. In 2012 Nathan moved to the Cayman Islands to build MD Cayman Ltd, a commodity focused hedge fund. Nathan’s deep understanding of risk, portfolio management, valuation and operations is a valuable skill set for any fund board. Nathan is an Accredited Director with ICSA and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business with Economics and Law from Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, graduating in 1996.

Will Lawton

Residence: Singapore

+65 9230 2853

Experience: Private Banking, Alternative Funds, Private Equity, Investment Banking

Expertise: Portfolio Management and Trading, Treasury, Commodities, Equity, Fixed Income

Will has over 30 years of experience in the financial and commodity markets globally, of which 11 years have been spent in Asia. Will’s most recent role was as Head of Investment Group for HSBC Private Bank in Singapore managing all discretionary, advisory and product services (including Corporate Finance). Will was with the Royal Bank of Scotland Group for 15 years. From 2005 to 2009 he was the Chief Investment Officer for the Private Bank (RBS Coutts) based in Zurich and was a member of the Executive Committee. During Will’s tenure as CIO, he also served as a Board Director of numerous RBS asset management funds registered in the Cayman Islands. Prior roles at RBS included Head of Financial Markets, Singapore; Treasurer of RBS USA and Global Head of Futures and Options based in London. Will moved back to Singapore in 2009 with Standard Chartered Bank as Group Head of Advisory and Solutions for the consumer bank division. Will started his career in London as a commodities (physical and derivatives) trader.