Number of people who act as directors of funds in your organisation 12
Total number of employees 28
Jurisdictions in which you operate
We operate in the Cayman Islands, however, we routinely provide Cayman based professional directors to funds and related entities registered outside of the Islands, both onshore and offshore
Categories of funds for which you act as directors
Mainly provide directors to hedge funds, but also work with a good number of private equity funds
Does your organisation offer services in addition to directorships?
Trustee to funds structured as unit trusts and to trusts holding management/voting shares of fund entities, board support services (scheduling meetings, compiling board packs, drafting minutes of meetings), incorporation and registered office services, as well as a voluntary liquidation service for structures that are closing down
Are you independent or are you part of a larger entity?
Independent provider of corporate governance and fiduciary services
How would describe your approach to fund governance?
As the first firm in Cayman to specialise in the provision of independent directors to hedge funds, IMS has developed a model that is often imitated.  Our fiduciaries are all highly experienced individuals that are in direct contact with investment managers, fund administrators, auditors and other service providers to the funds which they serve.  Our independence from all other service providers to the funds, means we can more effectively manage potential conflicts.  They have the assistance of administrative employees, and access to the expertise of their colleagues and in-house legal support, as well as a team of chartered accountants to assist them with reviews of financials.