Alaina Danley is an independent professional director at Waystone. Her practice includes a broad range of hedge funds, private credit funds, private equity funds and related structures, with varying investment strategies. Alaina is a Managing Director and the Fund Governance business leader based in the Cayman office. She provides management oversight to a global team of independent directors and leads practice guidance on governance and compliance matters.

      Alaina also has extensive experience in middle and back office operations and financial reporting gained from working at Bain Capital, one of the world’s leading private investment firms, in the position of Director of Operations and Finance for Bain Capital Public Equity (formerly Brookside Capital).

      Previously, Alaina was an Assurance Manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) in the Investment Management practice of their Boston office, where she was responsible for the execution of audits for various private investment funds. She worked with some of the world’s leading asset managers and gained extensive experience working with investment managers and fund service providers.

      Skills and experience

      Representative Matters
      • Serving funds employing a long/short equity strategy to invest in global securities, sponsored by a U.S. based independent asset manager with $3.5Bn assets under management.
      • Serving closed-ended private investment fund structures sponsored by an independent investment adviser focusing on the commercial real estate debt sector in Europe with an excess of $1Bn assets under management.
      • Serving global fixed income hedge funds sponsored by a focused, boutique investment firm supported by one of the world’s largest money managers.
      • Serving as Advisory Board member and Investment Committee member for leading private credit investment and specialty financing firm.
      • Serving as an independent director for CLO focused fund structure sponsored by one of the world’s largest global corporate and structured credit specialist.
      • Serving a master-feeder fund structure focusing on liquidity events around block trades sponsored by a global alternative asset management firm with assets under management of US$1.8Bn.
      • Serving private investment funds which utilize a variety of hedged, spread, and directional strategies to invest in mortgage backed securities.
      • Serving an investment management company focused on emerging markets, investing in emerging market credit and macro opportunities including direct lending.
      • Serving hedge fund structures employing relative value, credit opportunity, event driven or special situations based investments.
      Practice Areas
      • Hedge Funds
      • Private Credit Funds
      • Private Equity Funds
      Prior Experience
      • Bain Capital Public Equity (formerly Brookside Capital), Director, Finance & Operations, 2009-2012
      • PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, Manager, Assurance Services, 2003-2009
      Membership & Affiliations
      • Registered Director with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority
      • Member of the Cayman Islands Directors Association
      • Member of the Executive Committee of AIMA Cayman
      • Member of 100 Women in Finance
      Speaking Engagements
      • “Perspectives in Global Mobility.” Panelist at 100WF Next Gen Conference, Grand Cayman, October 26, 2018.
      • “Offshore Funds Update.” Panelist at Dorsey Private Funds Symposium, New York, September 26, 2018.
      • “Good Relationships Gone Bad.” Panelist at Campbells Funds Focus Conference, Grand Cayman, November 10, 2017.
      • “Updates on Fund Terms, Structures and Tax.” Panelist at Dorsey Private Funds Symposium, New York, September 28, 2016.
      • “Times of Uncertainty…Whether to Hold or Fold (Assessing the risks of continued management)” Panelist at Krys Global Cayman Conference, Grand Cayman, May 14, 2015.
      • “Women in Hedge Funds” Panelist at Thompson Hine annual conference, New York, October 15, 2014.
      • “FATCA Update” Presenter for The New York Hedge Fund Roundtable Regulatory Call, New York, September 18, 2014.
      • “A Practitioner’s Guide to U.S. Regulatory & Criminal Cross-Border Enforcement” Panelist at IWIRC sponsored presentation, Grand Cayman, April 3, 2014.
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