Fund Board Director (International)

Christophe has been associated with Prestige since 2018 and is a Board Director of the Luxembourg-registered Prestige Funds.  He is also a partner with DMS & Associés Sàrl, a member of DFK International, a Luxembourg-based specialist accounting, tax and consulting firm with areas of expertise in business valuation, consolidation, external auditing and business consulting, focusing on financial companies, international structures, private equity and other professionals within the financial sector. He has extensive experience in the establishment and management of Luxembourg Soparfis and international structures.

Formerly employed by KPMG Luxembourg, he started his career with Abax Group in their accounting and tax department. He graduated from the University Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg with a master’s in international business management.

He is a certified chartered accountant and member of the Ordre des Experts Comptables Luxembourgeois (OECL). He also holds a certified internal auditor qualification from the US institute of internal auditors.

Christophe is approved in Luxembourg by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF).

Board Director & Founder:
Prestige Capital Management Limited / Prestige Fund Management Limited / Prestige Asset Distribution Limited  and various Prestige Funds

Craig has been associated with Prestige since 2007 and is the Founder of Prestige Capital Management Limited, Prestige Fund Management Limited, Prestige Asset Distribution Limited, Prime Holdings Limited and is a Board Director of all Prestige Funds. He is also a Director of Nucleus Holdings Limited and is a Co-Founder and Non-Executive Director of OpenFunds Investment Services AG.

Craig was formerly the Managing Director and Co-Founder of Platinum Capital Management Limited, an international Asset Management group. Formerly, he was Head of Portfolio Management and Asset Allocation at Titan Capital Management Limited, an international asset management group. Prior experience includes serving as a Proprietary Trader at Gaiacorp Trading Limited (an international asset management group) and Proprietary Trader at London Currency Exchange Limited (a private client / proprietary trading house).

Craig has over 25 years’ experience in financial services as a professional investment manager, trader and investor in alternative investments, hedge funds, capital markets, and real estate and has written several articles for various financial publications including the AIMA Journal. He has served as a Board Director on over 20 international funds.

Craig graduated with a BA (Hons) in Business Administration from Huddersfield University and has a Higher National Diploma in Business and Finance from the University of Greenwich (London). He also attended the New York Institute of Finance (NYIF) where he studied financial markets and derivative trading and is also a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI).

Craig is authorised by the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA), approved in Switzerland by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA), approved in Luxembourg by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF), is a certified individual for UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) purposes and is registered with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA).

Board Director Non-Executive  (PCML)  (Independent)

David has been associated with Prestige since 2011 and is a Director of Prestige Capital Management Limited. David has been serving on various boards of regulated firms as an independent director since 2010.

Between 2010 and 2018 he was Co-Owner and Chief Operating Officer at Cordium Malta, providing corporate governance and regulatory compliance and support services to the investment services and funds industry, during which time he also held various roles such as Compliance Officer, Risk Monitoring Officer and Anti-Money Laundering Reporting Officer of a number of regulated funds and investment firms. Following his departure from Cordium Malta in September 2018, his focus is now on acting as an independent director.

Prior to Cordium, he was Group Financial Controller with a diversified group of companies and between 2004 and 2008, he was Chief Officer for corporate services at Malta Enterprise Corporation. David started his career in 1992 at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he spent 12 years in business assurance. David has over 27 years of experience and has gained a solid background in corporate governance, risk management, regulatory compliance, accounting and financial reporting, audit and risk assessment, corporate strategy and operations.

He is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. David is approved in Malta by the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA).

Chief Operating Officer (PCSL) / Non-Executive Director (PCM) / (Nucleus Commercial Holdings Limited)

Associated with Prestige since 2007, Deborah is an Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of Prestige Capital Services Limited (UK), Non-Executive Director of Prestige Capital Management Limited (Malta) and Non-Executive Director of Nucleus Commercial Holdings Limited (UK).

She has over 30 years’ experience in business administration, process management and development, delivering a wide range of both client and supplier focused solutions.  She was formerly Director of Client Services at an international asset management group with approximately USD 1 billion under management.  She has also held several operational and management roles within supply chain and contract management in Gardline Marine Services (the world’s largest independently owned marine survey company), Aviva plc, the largest UK insurance company and the Rotch Property Group.

Approved in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to perform a Senior Management Function and approved in Malta by the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA).

Fund Board Director (International)

 

Ebony has been associated with Prestige since 2011. She is a Board Director of the Cayman-registered Prestige Funds and has experience in all aspects of the operation of offshore investment funds including regulation, compliance, audit and administration, ensuring added value to the corporate governance of an investment fund. She is employed by International Management Services Ltd (“IMS”) and serves as a Director on the boards of alternative investment funds and special purpose vehicles.

Prior to joining IMS she was a Vice President at Maples Fiduciary Services (Cayman) Limited where she served as a Director for several years on a wide range of investment funds including multi-manager funds, hedge funds, private equity funds and segregated portfolio companies. In addition to providing director services, she also specialised in providing fiduciary services to unit trusts.

Prior to that she worked at Walkers SPV Limited as a Business Analyst, and at the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) as a Treasury Analyst. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business and Finance from Florida International University and a Certificate in Executive MBA studies from the University of Toronto. She also earned a Diploma in Fund Administration (Merit) from the University of Manchester (UK).

Ebony is a member of the Cayman Islands Directors Association and an Accredited Director of the Chartered Secretaries of Canada. She is also a Notary Public of the Cayman Islands and is registered with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA).

Director / Investment Management Committee

Iain has been associated with Prestige since 2014 and is a Board Director of Prestige Fund Management Limited and Prestige Fund Management General Partners.  He is a Fund Director of the Cayman Islands-domiciled Prestige Funds and sits on the Investment Management Committee for those Funds.

He previously worked for Investcorp Bank in Bahrain, before moving to Merrill Lynch and then to Wellington Management International, both in London. He then moved to London based Otkritie Securities Limited, a firm of stockbrokers, before joining London based Sberbank CIB (UK), which was formerly known as Troika Dialog. His background includes asset management; sales and trading; operations, finance and management within asset management and fund structures; and extensive corporate governance, risk planning and management of capital adequacy.

He has a BA in Business from the University of Strathclyde and is a UK qualified accountant (FCCA).

Iain is registered with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) and is a certified individual for UK Financial Conduct Authority purposes.

Chief Risk Officer (PFM) and Specialist Project Manager

Jonathan has been associated with Prestige since 2016.  He is the Chief Risk Officer for Prestige Fund Management and Specialist Project Manager for the firm. He is also a director of the Luxembourg-based Prestige Funds.

He has a career in financial services spanning over 20 years, split between the United Kingdom and the United States of America with international banking groups including Credit Suisse Asset Management (CSAM), Barclays Capital, BNP Paribas and JP Morgan Chase. He was previously a Vice President at CSAM where he worked for over ten years. He previously worked as an Analyst at Barclays, an Analyst at BNP Paribas, and he began his career at JP Morgan Chase.

Jonathan studied at Texas A&M University, a senior military college, where he was awarded a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance with a Certificate in International Business and he spent four years with the US Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps.

Jonathan is approved in Luxembourg by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF).

Fund Board Director (International)

Luc has been associated with Prestige since 2011 and is a Board Director of the Luxembourg-registered Prestige Funds and a Manager of the Special Purpose Vehicles for all Prestige Funds. He is also the Managing Partner of DMS & Associés SARL, a member of DFK International, a Luxembourg-based specialist accounting, tax and consulting firm with areas of expertise in business valuation, consolidation, external auditing and business consulting, focusing on financial companies, international structures, private equity and other professional within the financial sector.

He has extensive experience in the establishment and management of Luxembourg Soparfis and international structures and was formerly employed at Arthur Anderson & Cie.

He graduated from Université de Nancy II with Maîtrise et Sciences Economiques. He is also a certified External Auditor, a former member of the Institut des Réviseurs d’Enterprises, Luxembourgeois (IRED), a certified chartered accountant and a member of the Ordre des Experts Comptables Luxembourgeois (OECL). He is fluent in French, English, German and Luxembourgish.

Luc is approved in Luxembourg by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF).

Board Director (International)

Lyn has been associated with Prestige since 2009.  She became a Board Director of Prestige Asset Distribution Limited in 2020 and is a long-standing Board Advisor to Prestige Fund Management Limited.

She is resident in the Cayman Islands. She taught French language and literature in the United States; she has worked in Real Estate sales and marketing services, and has a broad range of experience in the financial services industry including commercial banking with a focus on compliance, trust administration, fund administration including shareholder services registration, accounting, corporate services and reporting; and has worked in internal financial management (treasury, lending solutions, payables and receivables, budgeting and reporting); and financial management of retail businesses.

She was awarded a BA and an MA in French from Emory University, Atlanta, USA.

Lyn is a Certified Public Accountant and holds membership of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (TEP) and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE).

CFO (PCML) / Executive Board Director (PCML)

Marina is Chief Financial Officer and a Director of Prestige Capital Management and joined from Ernst & Young where she was Audit Manager and specialised in consumer goods, industrial products, transportation, leisure and hospitality.  She worked in the Audit department of Ernst & Young in Malta for nearly six years and previously worked for Deloitte in Kiev, latterly as their Senior Auditor.

As well as fluent in English, her mother tongue is Ukrainian.  She graduated from the Kiev National Economic University with a master’s degree in international economics and is FCCA-qualified, having held ACCA membership since 2012.

Authorised by the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA).

Board Director (Non Executive):
Prestige Capital Services Limited

Associated with Prestige since 2008, Michael is a Non-Executive Officer of Prestige Capital Services Limited and a Board Advisor to Prestige.

He is also the founder of a London-based specialist advisory boutique, Rise Partners, focusing on corporate debt financing which has provided retained services to international corporate clients and fund management groups. Prior to that Mr Romanek was Executive Director of a boutique advisory group, and Director of Alternative Investments for Fortis Bank’s Merchant Banking Division where his role spanned multiple business lines of the division, providing services to the alternative investment funds sector. Prior to this role, within Fortis he was Director of Business Development-Europe of Prime Fund Solutions. In this role he split his time between Europe and Asia-Pacific. Prior to joining Fortis he was Head of European Operations for a listed derivatives trading platform firm, YesTrader, and a consultant to and Business Development Manager for Group Deutsche Börse, where his responsibilities included the expansion of both their Eurex and Xetra platforms. He began his career in the early 1990s as a derivatives trader on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange followed by the London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange (now NYSE LIFFE).

An FCA Directory Person for UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) purposes.

Board Director:
Prestige Capital Management Limited

 

Noel has been associated with Prestige since 2020.  He is a Chartered Accountant having trained with PricewaterhouseCoopers in their London office. He has over twenty years of hands-on experience in the London investment management sector in regulated entities, holding senior financial, operational and compliance roles. He is a resident of Malta and acts as a business consultant to a variety of firms, including regulated entities. He is particularly active in assisting start-ups and entities looking to scale up their business.  Until 2014 he was the Chief Financial Officer for Clive Capital, a commodity hedge fund that peaked at over USD 5 billion AUM. Between 2005 and 2010, he was one of the founders of and served as Chief Operations Officer for Chirin Capital, an Asia equity long/short hedge fund. He holds several non-executive directorships in various jurisdictions. He is a graduate of the University of Essex.

Approved in Malta by the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA).

Board Director (International)

Peter has been associated with Prestige since 2016 and is a Director of Premium Holdings Limited, Prestige Fund Management Limited and Prestige Asset Distribution Limited.

He began his career with Coopers & Lybrand (PWC) in 1976 working in their Belfast and Edinburgh offices before being transferred by them to the Cayman Islands. He and a former Coopers & Lybrand colleague subsequently established Benbow Anderson & Co., (a firm of Chartered Accountants) which provided both accounting and additional services. Several years later Benbow Anderson & Co. was acquired by Deloitte Touche (an international accounting firm) at which point he became a Director of both Deloitte Touche and its sister partnership, Rawlinson & Hunter, and specialised in the management of Funds and Trusts. He initiated and oversaw the development of a subsequent joint venture between Rawlinson & Hunter and Smith & Williamson (RHSW Caribbean Limited or ‘RHSW’) which has become well known for its restructuring and liquidation expertise.  He was awarded a BSc (Econ) Hons from Queen’s University, Belfast, and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Ireland. He is a past President of the Cayman Islands Society of Professional Accountants.

Peter is registered as a Professional Director with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA).

Fund Board Director (International)

Associated with Prestige since 2020, Mr Woolaver, B.Acc., C.P.A., C.A., Acc.Dir., a resident of the Cayman Islands, is a Canadian Chartered Professional Accountant and Chartered Accountant, has a Bachelor of Accounting degree from Brock University in St Catharines, Ontario, Canada, holds the Accredited Director designation granted by the Chartered Governance Institute of Canada and is registered as a Professional Director in the Cayman Islands pursuant to the Directors Registration and Licensing Act 2014. He is also a member of the Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants and a founding member of the Cayman Islands Directors Association. He is employed by International Management Services Limited (“IMS”) and serves as a director on the boards of alternative investment funds and special purpose vehicles.

Prior to joining IMS in 2012 he was a Senior Vice President at Maples Fiduciary Services, from 2007 to 2012, where his primary role was to serve as a director of Cayman Islands investment funds covering a wide range of strategies and structures. From 2000 to 2007 he worked at Citco Fund Services (Cayman Islands) Limited where he was a Senior Account Manager. He was responsible for managing the entire relationship for a large group of investment funds. During this time, he liaised with investment managers, shareholders, auditors, legal counsel and other service providers on all matters. From 1998 to 2000 he worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Cayman Islands where he provided audit, business and advisory services to asset management and other financial services clients. From 1991 to 1998 he worked for an accounting firm in London, Ontario, Canada.

Board Director (International) / Investment Management Committee

Wayne has been associated with Prestige since 2020 and is a Director of Prestige Fund Management Limited and a member of its Investment Committee.  He is a financial services professional with over 25 years of experience working in the financial sector in the Cayman Islands and has been responsible for developing operational and compliance policies and procedures for a wide range of financial service providers.

He is a registered director with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, a past Director of the Cayman Islands Fund Administrators Association, a member of the Cayman Islands Directors Association, and a Notary Public in the Cayman Islands. He was awarded a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University in 1975, the Canadian Chartered Accountant designation in 1982 and the Trust and Estate Practitioner designation from the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners in 2008.

Registered as a professional director with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA).