Don Ebanks is a Managing Director and Global Head of Regulatory Advisory at Waystone and is based in the Cayman Islands. Don’s fund governance practice includes a wide range of sophisticated private investment funds. In addition, Don is responsible for regulatory and compliance matters across the firm globally.
Don has been involved in assisting numerous open-end and closed-end funds with US, European and Asia-based managers across various investment structures and strategies.
Don has a broad expertise in the governance, risk and compliance space, drawing on his over 20 years of financial services experience including governance, investment management, financial products, regulatory matters and distressed/restructuring scenarios.
Don was employed as the Executive Director of the Secretariat of the Portfolio of Finance & Economics within the Cayman Islands Government, where he provided policy advice to the Financial Secretary and Cabinet Ministers, routinely participating in, or leading consultative committees and working groups considering legislative amendments and other significant matters. He has continued to contribute in a similar capacity as a private sector participant in the legislative and regulatory consultative processes.
Don was the first Head of the Compliance Division at the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA), a Division which he established after initially serving as the Deputy Head of the Investment Services Division. He managed all serious enforcement matters for CIMA and was responsible for the case management of complex distressed fund matters.