Clearwater Advisors Welcome New Independent Client Director – Bernardus (Ruard) Buys

Clearwater Advisors, Cayman is delighted to announce the appointment of Bernardus (Ruard) Buys as an independent Client Director.

Ruard will act as a non-executive client director at Clearwater, drawing on more than twenty-two years of technical financial services experience acquired firstly as a funds lawyer in the City of London, and subsequently as an executive on the boards of various prestigious global asset managers where he held overall responsibility for the operations and ongoing compliance of private equity and alternative investment firms.

As a corporate governance expert in the asset management sector and non-executive director on the boards of licensed and registered funds, management entities, portfolio companies, investment platforms and investment holding structures, Ruard will seek to add value to Clearwater clients’ boards with respect to general corporate governance assistance, contractual negotiations, dealing with contentious matters, oversight of regulatory affairs, as well as monitoring service provider procurement and management.

Ruard boasts a broad range of multi-jurisdictional expertise, having crafted bespoke solutions for investment vehicles domiciled in the Cayman Islands, BVI, Bahamas, Ireland, Luxembourg, Guernsey, Jersey, Malta, and South Africa. Particularly noteworthy is his experience developing legal, tax, corporate and fiduciary solutions for Brazilian and LATAM clients with structures in the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands.

On his recent appointment, Ruard commented: “I’m thrilled to embark on this exciting journey with Clearwater Cayman. As a seasoned, independent board member I share their vision of clarifying clients’ corporate concerns and turning these into governance strengths of their own.”

“We are thrilled and extremely proud to have welcomed Ruard to the team,” commented Clearwater’s Managing Director – Fiduciary Services, Todd Hazlewood. “His experience and expertise in every aspect of corporate governance will make him an invaluable asset to Clearwater’s clients.”

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