Ivana Faltysova - Managing Director at Waystone in Cayman Islands

      Ivana Faltysova

      Managing Director

      Cayman Islands
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      Ivana Faltysova is a Managing Director in the Cayman Islands office. Ivana has extensive experience in the financial sector and fund governance industry with a practice that includes a broad range of sophisticated private investment vehicles. She also manages a team of independent directors and oversees fund governance standards at Waystone.

      Ivana is a lawyer by education, with previous experience in investment management operations and has been serving in a fiduciary capacity in excess of twelve years.

      Prior to joining Waystone, Ivana worked at a Swiss-based investment manager, Horizon21, with AUM of US$10Bn. Ivana was an executive director of the Cayman Islands office and served as a director on boards of over 30 investment vehicles managed by the company, including single hedge funds, fund of funds and private equity structures. Prior to moving to the Cayman Islands Ivana worked as in-house counsel responsible for fund documentation, transactional structuring, investments due diligence, monitoring of regulations and overall fund governance.

      In addition, Ivana held the position of Trust Officer at the Royal Trust Corporation of Canada during her time in Canada from 2012 to 2013, where she was responsible for discretionary management and administration of a book of estates and trusts.

      Skills and experience

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      • Serving as a director and advisory committee member for a fund structure with approximately AUM of US$9Bn investing in distressed debt, value and event equities and special situations managed by a one of the fastest growing US domiciled asset managers.
      • Serving on boards of number of fund structures with long/short equity strategy focused on various sectors, predominantly technology, financial services and energy as well as various geographies, predominantly US or emerging markets.
      • Serving on boards of several fund structures pursuing public and private equity strategies in Asia Pacific, with some of the funds funds having a special focus on India or Japan.
      • Serving on boards of several global macro funds.
      • Client Service (Continued)
      • Serving as a director on board of several managed futures and systematic trading funds, advised by large CTAs with AUM in a range of approximately $1-4 billion.
      • Serving as a director for a group of funds with relative value and event driven strategies focused on debt and equities instruments, sponsored by global asset manager with AUM of $17 billion.
      • Serving as a director and advisory committee member for a large group of funds investing in a diversified portfolio of US and European public and private distressed debt and equity across a variety of industries, sponsored by a pioneering distressed debt asset management firm with assets under management of approximately $11Bn.
      • Serving as a director on several fund-of-funds investing in long/short equity, event-driven strategies, and various arbitrage strategies.
      • Serving on board of real estate fund investing in Russia.
      • Serving as a director of venture capital fund investing in technology space in Russia focusing primarily on internet, mobile, telecommunications, software and e-commerce.
      • Serving as a director for direct lending and loan participating funds focused on both, developed and emerging markets.
      • Serving as a director for a large group of funds specializing on ILS space as well as niche privately negotiated reinsurance transactions.
      • Working closely with several family offices domiciled in Brazil and serving on board of their investment vehicles.
      • Working closely with several emerging managers and ensuring proper governance standards for their newly established fund structures.
      Practice AreasAtoms / Icons / plusExpand
      • Hedge Funds
      • Fund of Funds
      • Private Equity
      • Advisory committee member
      • Structured Finance
      • Private SPVs
      • Family Offices Investment Vehicles
      Prior ExperienceAtoms / Icons / plusExpand
      • Royal Trust Corporation of Canada, Trust Officer, 2012-2013
      • Horizon21 (Cayman) Ltd., Executive Director, 2009-2011
      • Horizon21 (Slovakia) Ltd., In-house counsel (Legal Structuring), 2006-2009
      • The Slovak Republic Government Office, Counselor for Government Legislation, 2005-2006
      Membership & AffiliationsAtoms / Icons / plusExpand
      • Accredited Director, Chartered Secretaries of Canada
      • Member of Cayman Islands Directors Association CIDA
      • Member of Rotary Sunrise, Youth Director
      • Member of 100 Women in Hedge Funds Next Generation Cayman Islands, inaugural committee
      Education and QualificationsAtoms / Icons / plusExpand
      • Masters of Law degree, Comenius University, Bratislava, 2000-2005
      • Understanding the ISDA Master Agreement course, ISDA, 2007
      • Secondment at a reinsurance law firm, Barlow, Lyde & Gilbert (changed name to Clyde & Co), 2008
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