James Kattan - Executive Director  at Waystone in Cayman Islands

      James Kattan

      Executive Director

      Cayman Islands
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      James Kattan is an Executive Director with Waystone. Based in the Cayman Islands, James provides independent director services to hedge, private equity, private credit and real estate funds with a wide variety of structures and strategies. James has extensive experience in fund governance, risk and compliance, and leads Waystone’s Regulatory Compliance Services team in the Cayman Islands with a focus on AML and FATCA/CRS compliance.

      Prior to joining Waystone, James served as a Director with HLSS, a listed investment company formed to acquire mortgage servicing assets, whole loans, and other residential mortgage-related assets. At HLSS James led the company’s internal audit and vendor oversight teams and provided oversight of the company’s financial reporting process including valuation of its multibillion-dollar level 3 portfolio.

      Earlier in his career, James was a Senior Manager in the Alternative Investments Practice of KPMG Cayman Islands, where his audit portfolio included hedge and private equity funds managed by some of the world’s largest and most sophisticated asset managers.

      James is a Registered Director with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, a member of the Cayman Islands Directors Association and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. James holds a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nottingham, UK.

      Skills and experience

      Representative MattersAtoms / Icons / plusExpand
      • Representing funds of funds sponsored by one of the world’s largest wealth managers.
      • Representing one of the world’s largest real estate funds, with over $30 billion of assets under management.
      • Representing fixed income hedge funds managed by one of Canada’s pre-eminent wealth management firms.
      • Representing quantitative equity market neutral hedge funds managed by a cutting-edge US investment advisor that uses machine learning aided by online data science tournaments.
      • Representing systematic global macro hedge funds managed by an emerging UK investment manager.
      • Representing multi-strategy and fixed income hedge funds managed by one of Hong Kong’s largest investment advisors.
      • Representing long-only, high-conviction equity funds managed by one of China’s top performing emerging managers.
      • Representing private credit funds managed by a direct lender focused on the US lower-middle market.
      • Representing a specialist private equity platform focusing on real assets managed by an innovative UK investment advisor.
      • Representing tech-focused venture capital funds managed by a fast-growing UK investment advisor.
      • Serving as independent conflict representative for event driven hedge funds managed by a multibillion-dollar US advisor.
      • Serving fund structures including stand-alone funds, master-feeders, mini-masters, limited partnerships (and their GPs), SPCs and LLCs.
      Practice AreasAtoms / Icons / plusExpand
      • Hedge funds
      • Private credit funds
      • Private equity funds
      • Venture capital funds
      • Real estate funds
      • Commodity pools
      • Funds of funds
      • Structured finance vehicles
      Prior ExperienceAtoms / Icons / plusExpand
      • Director, HLSS, Cayman Islands, 2014-2015
      • Senior manager, KPMG, Cayman Islands, 2008-2014
      Membership & AffiliationsAtoms / Icons / plusExpand
      • Registered Director with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA)
      • Member of the Cayman Islands Directors Association (CIDA)
      • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
      • Member of the Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants (CIIPA)
      Education & QualificationsAtoms / Icons / plusExpand
      • Chartered Accountant (ACA), ICAEW
      • Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering (MEng Hons), University of Nottingham

       

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