Cayman Islands-based boutique corporate governance services firm Highwater has expanded its team of directors with the appointment of Yolanda Banks McCoy.
McCoy, who will be based in Cayman, has over 19 years of financial services experience.
Prior to joining HighWater, she was the head of investments and securities division of the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) since November 2006. She was responsible for the regulation and supervision of hedge funds, fund administrators and securities investment companies operating in or from the Cayman Islands, as well as ensuring sound compliance and market conduct in accordance with Cayman Islands regulatory laws and CIMA’s policies and procedures.
“HighWater is one of the most highly respected director services operations in Cayman and I am pleased to be joining such a well-established and experienced team,” says McCoy.
Gary Linford, managing director of Highwater, says: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Yolanda to Highwater. Her years of experience with CIMA, and extensive knowledge of the global hedge fund industry and Cayman Islands’ regulatory infrastructure, compliment the team perfectly. HighWater has an impeccable reputation for corporate governance in the industry and Yolanda’s skills will ensure its continuation.”
Highwater provides independent director services and other corporate governance services to hedge funds and global investment managers.