WHO WE ARE
Dynamic, Committed, Adaptable, Connected, Passionate
Based in the Cayman Islands, Clearwater is a regulated fiduciary services provider leveraging long-term relationships with global business partners. Our robust core infrastructure – both our intellectual capital and technology platforms allows us to provide the personal service we pride ourselves on.
Clearwater exists to bring a completely fresh approach to offshore governance and finance. We simplify and provide solutions in a pragmatic and committed manner. We are relentless in our focus to excellence of service.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Whilst all fund types and structures are serviced, partnerships that focus in areas of increasing societal and technological impact and advancement are welcomed - particularly ESG and digital assets. We are passionate about these innovations on a personal level.
Providing fiduciaries to Investment Funds and related entities catering to a range of different structures and strategies. We also deliver specific ESG governance expertise across our entire offering.
Independent Directors – A measured and pragmatic approach delivered in a very personal way
Highly skilled professionals who provide outsourced investment management and trade and execution services for fund entities, while assisting UHNWI with asset and portfolio management solutions, with a particular focus on the LatAm region.
Investment Management – Well informed tailored solutions
Anti-Money Laundering Officers
Our team has qualified AML specialists who provide regulatory oversight and reporting services to a variety of structures. These professionals keep abreast of the ever evolving global requirements for seamless regulatory compliance.
Anti-Money Laundering Officers – A turn-key, trusted solution for all requirements
Servicing mainly Fund Management and Holding Company businesses, Clearwater has professionals with the required expertise to provide bespoke tailored solutions for relevant entities.
Economic Substance – A bespoke solution
Highly skilled professionals utilizing the latest technology and a specialist focus to deliver accurate, efficient and high-quality accounting services to investment managers, private clients and ultra-high net worth individuals.
Outsourced CFO Services
Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.
— Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Our team possess a depth and breadth of experiences - both technically and geographically. We are an inclusive, multicultural team delivering our expertise in three different languages.
– Managing Director – Fiduciary Services
Todd is the Managing Director – Fiduciary Services at Clearwater Advisors in the Cayman Islands. He is a Member of the Cayman Islands Directors Association and a Registered Professional Director with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority.
Todd has over 21 years’ experience in the public accounting and investment funds industries with a particular focus on fund services, specifically the regulatory framework of the Cayman Islands. Todd has an extensive background in fund services, with first-hand experience working with AML compliance, client implementation, corporate services, fund accounting, shareholder services and global tax reporting.
Prior to joining Clearwater, Todd worked at Ocorian for two years, where he provided fiduciary and specialized directorship services to a wide range of investment vehicles. Before that, Todd worked at Maitland Administration Limited for nearly twelve years in a range of progressively more senior management roles. Prior to that, Todd spent three years at Fortis Prime Fund Solutions, in the Cayman Islands, where he worked as a Fund Accountant. Todd began his career in accounting, spending four years at Deloitte.
Todd has worked with the some of the largest and most sophisticated managers and advisors across Europe and the Americas, building a client service focused background and a track record of high profile experience.
Todd earned his status as a Certified Public Accountant in 2007, is an Accredited Director under the Chartered Governance Institute of Canada and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Sonoma State University in California.
- Associate Director - Fiduciary Services
Lee is an Associate Director - Fiduciary Services at Clearwater Advisors in the Cayman Islands. He is a member of the Cayman Islands Directors Association.
Lee has over a decade of experience in the investment fund industry having worked in various roles, most recently as an AML Compliance Officer and a Money Laundering Reporting Officer for Cayman Islands investment vehicles. Lee has extensive experience in fund services with a particular focus on regulatory requirements, compliance and middle office services.
Prior to joining Clearwater, Lee worked for the Maples Group where he provided AML compliance services to a variety to investment vehicles domiciled in the Cayman Islands, United States, Bermuda and the British Virgin Islands. Prior to his time at the Maples Group, Lee worked in management positions in both Northern Trust and State Street in Ireland where he specialized in middle office services.
Lee has worked with some of the world's largest and most sophisticated asset managers in Europe and North America and has developed a client focused reputation with a track record of client satisfaction.
Lee is a specialist in alternative investments having obtained the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Charter. He is also a certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist. Lee holds a Bachelor of Business Studies from Dundalk Institute of Technology in Ireland.
– Director – ESG & Management Company Services
Richard is an independent director at Clearwater, servicing hedge funds and private equity vehicles under a variety of structures and strategies. Richard previously spent over a decade at a large independent Cayman Islands governance provider where he fulfilled a variety of roles. These included overseeing the finances of the group globally, ensuring that regulatory requirements in both Cayman & Europe were adhered to, the establishment of the International offices and acting as an Independent Director.
As the CEO of GreenTech, an entity providing renewable energy solutions across the Caribbean, Richard is able to pursue a passion and combine it with a key work ethic which is delivering results consistently. At Clearwater he will be combining his finance and governance background with his authentic desire and demonstrable experience to ensure the responsible growth and implementation of ESG.
Prior to joining the governance industry in 2005, Richard worked with PwC in both audit and CFO capacities. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants. He has also completed courses at Imperial College Business School and the Climate Disclosure Standards Board specifically on the topic of Board Governance of climate related risks and opportunities, including all Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) requirements and recommendations.
Richard’s community involvement currently includes being a voted council member on the Chamber of Commerce, a founding director of the Cayman Islands Renewable Energy Association and an Ambassador for the Island Innovation Initiative.
Richard is also a member of the Cayman Islands Directors’ Association and an approved director under the Directors Registration and Licensing Law, 2014.
– Independent Director
Daniel is an independent director at Clearwater servicing hedge funds and private equity vehicles under a variety of structures and strategies. Previously Daniel spent twenty years working in the financial services industry, starting his career at Bankers Trust, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and finally UBS. His last role was Head of Distribution in the Americas for UBS. Daniel has worked in multiple geographical locations across Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Americas. Daniel has a comprehensive understanding of financial markets and the products within, given the diverse exposure he had through-out his career working within Foreign Exchange, Commodities, Fixed Income, Emerging Markets and Financing.
Daniel is an exceptionally driven and passionate person, always willing to take on new challenges, and prides himself as being a problem solver and value creator. Currently Daniel is President of Jushi Europe, which is a medical cannabis company in Europe. This industry is in its nascent stage, however it is exceptionally complex given the very strict regulatory conditions that are present throughout all aspects of the business. The vision is to create best in class, high quality, environmentally friendly, sustainable, low-cost medicinal cannabis that can replace traditional medicines and the costs associated with them.
Daniel is originally from New Zealand, he holds a Bachelor’s of Commerce from the University of Auckland and an MBA from New York University. Daniel currently resides is Porto, Portugal.