GAIM Ops Cayman from home

Familiar faces on hot topics for alternatives operations, compliance and ODD.

It's not quite the same as being with peers in the Cayman sun this week... but we hope these messages will bring you some cheer and useful insights for the weeks ahead. All our best from the GAIM Ops community until September!

Hello from Walkers!


A brief address from Ingrid Pierce, Global Managing Partner at Walkers.

Ingrid is Walkers' Global Managing Partner. She has over 20 years' experience in advising fiduciaries and represents major institutions, fund managers, directors and trustees in all aspects of investment funds, including structuring and ongoing operations. She advises on directors' duties and responsibilities, indemnities, confidentiality laws and issues related to electronic communication. Ingrid has particular expertise in advising funds on managing distress in volatile markets, and regularly acts for some of the largest financial institutions.

Hello from Deloitte!


A brief address and update on audit trends from Odette Samson, Audit & Assurance Partner, Deloitte Cayman Islands.

Odette has over 20 years' public accounting experience, specializing in the alternative investment management industry. She provides audit and assurance services to a diverse client base by serving both emerging and large asset managers, fund administrators and private banks. Odette’s industry experience also includes approximately two years as the Mutual Fund Account Manager for a reputable fund administrator based in the Cayman Islands.

ODD and capital allocation in remote


Our panel of ODD leaders navigate ODD and capital allocation in the current environment, including COVID ODD trends, tips for capital raising with existing investors, and whether new allocation will be possible in remote.

Speakers including:

  • Beste Portnoff, Head of ODD at Bessemer Trust
  • Adam Cohen, MD & Head of ODD at Perella Weinberg Partners
  • Brynn Coursey-Heegan, MD and Head of ODD at Lyxor Asset Management
  • Joshua Barlow, Managing Director of Valhalla Fiduciary

The Show Must Go On: Two CCOs discuss compliance in the work from home environment


Mark Schein, CCO of York Capital, and Andrew Kandel, Global CCO of Cerberus Capital Management, who live near each other in Connecticut and have been in relative isolation, come together (in an appropriate socially distanced manner) to discuss their recent experiences. Both of them send their best wishes to the community and encourage everyone to safely social distance.

Join us this September


GAIM Ops Cayman is now taking place on September 29 - October 2, 2020 at the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. 

Join 550+ COOs, CFOs, CCOs, Heads of ODD & other senior decision-makers at the most important annual gathering of alternatives operations, compliance and ODD experts.