Amber Ramsey - Executive Director at Waystone in Cayman Islands

      Amber Ramsey

      Executive Director

      Cayman Islands
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      Amber Ramsey is an Executive Director in the Cayman Islands office. Amber has extensive experience in fund governance matters, including: providing guidance and oversight for new fund launches; handling complex transactions; resolving independence conflicts; monitoring performance of fund service providers; overseeing financial reporting; ensuring regulatory compliance; and assisting with distressed situations. Amber also leads a team of professionals at Waystone, supervising the fund governance of hedge funds and providing guidance on accounting, regulatory, legal and financial issues.

      Prior to joining Waystone, Amber gained extensive experience in the alternative investment industry, working with Deloitte in the Cayman Islands and Houston, Texas offices. As an Assurance Manager in the alternative investments group of the Cayman Islands office, Amber managed the execution of all areas of hedge fund and banking audits and worked with investment managers, administrators and directors on all matters related to alternative investments.

      Skills and experience

      Representative MattersAtoms / Icons / plusExpand
      • Representing one of the largest and best performing fund groups in Asia investing in public-traded equity securities and private equity primarily in Greater China, sponsored by a US$65+ billion investment manager.
      • Representing a fund structure focused on collateralised loan obligations in new and secondary markets, sponsored by a corporate and structured credit firm with AUM of US$25+ billion.
      • Representing multiple structures specialising in credit and opportunistic investments, including financing and restructuring solutions for mature private equity funds and a multi-PM equity market-neutral hedge fund, sponsored by a US$12.8 billion investment manager.
      • Representing fund-of-fund structures pursuing a multi-manager strategy and investing primarily in portfolio funds managed by emerging managers, sponsored by one of the largest, independent fund of funds firms in the US, with AUM of US$5 billion.
      • Representing a fund employing long/short equity investments primarily in the real estate and real estate-related sectors, sponsored by an asset manager with AUM of US$2.7 billion.
      • Representing a master-feeder fund structure employing long/short equity, event-driven and credit/high yield strategies and investing in public equity and fixed income markets, sponsored by investment manager with AUM of $1.87 billion.
      • Representing various hedge fund structures investing in securities in global emerging/frontier markets, sponsored by asset manager with AUM of US$1.56 billion.
      • Representing a multi-manager CTA private managed account platform focused on managed futures, sponsored by asset manager with AUM of US$1.2 billion.
      • Representing a fund structure focused primarily on energy-related equities with an AUM of $1 billion.
      • Representing multiple fund structures which actively invest in and trade seasoned fixed income securities.
      • Representing a credit-focused fund with a focus on corporate credit investing and underwriting.
      • Representing a master-feeder hedge fund structure investing primarily in publicly-traded equity and debt securities of US and foreign issuers.
      • Representing a fund employing an activist long short equity strategy.
      • Representing hedge funds investing in consumer, TMT, industrials and healthcare sectors.
      • Representing a hedge fund structure employing a systematic strategy that operates both long and short on the currency exchange markets.
      • Representing multi-manager hedge funds investing in all strategies via a seed model with operational and portfolio risk oversight.
      Practice AreasAtoms / Icons / plusExpand
      • Hedge funds
      • Private credit funds
      • Private equity funds
      • Venture capital
      • Fund of funds
      • Emerging and frontier markets
      • Distressed investment funds
      • Commodity pools
      Prior ExperienceAtoms / Icons / plusExpand
      • Deloitte & Touche (Cayman Islands), Audit Manager/Audit Senior Accountant, 2007-2010
      • Deloitte & Touche (Houston, Texas), Audit Senior Assistant, 2005-2006
      • Stephen F. Austin State University, Adjunct Professor in Accounting, 2003-2004
      Membership & AffiliationsAtoms / Icons / plusExpand
      • 100 Women in Finance (Cayman), Board member, Philanthropy & Scholarship Committees
      • Help For Children, Grant & Philanthropy Committees
      • Member of Cayman Islands Directors Association (CIDA)
      • Member of Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants (CIIPA)
      • Accredited Director with the Chartered Secretaries of Canada
      Education and QualificationsAtoms / Icons / plusExpand
      • Certified Public Accountant, 2006
      • Stephen F. Austin State University, Master’s degree in Professional Accounting, 2004
      • Stephen F. Austin State University, Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, 1999-2004
      Other Distinctions Atoms / Icons / plusExpand
      • Campbells Funds Focus Conference panelist, topic: Cayman Regulation.
      • Winstead PC Emerging Managers Forum panelist, topic: How to launch a Cayman Fund.
      • DFW Alternatives Symposium by KPMG panelist, topic: Cayman Regulation.
      • 100 Woman in Finance panelist, topic: Managing generation gaps in workforce.
      • Guest contributor to Eversheds: Hedge Fund Launch Guide.
      • Guest contributor to Mainspring: An introduction to Cayman Private Equity Funds.
      • Guest contributor to Cayman Islands Funds Update: “Helping you navigate the changes”.
      • Lectures on a variety of business topics at educational establishments in the Cayman Islands and at various professional services firms within the jurisdiction.
      • A published author, Amber’s work has appeared in publications such as Reuters HedgeWorld.
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