Lynden John - Executive Director, Product Development at Waystone in Cayman Islands

      Lynden John

      Executive Director, Product Development

      Cayman Islands

      Lynden has over 17 years of extensive experience in financial services, specialising in the provision of governance and regulatory services to hedge funds, private equity structures, capital market transactions and complex offshore corporate structures for corporate, institutional and private clients.

      In his role as Executive Director, Product Development at Waystone, Lynden works closely with the CEO, COO, and Senior Management team to support clients with their needs and provides Director, Trustee and other related administration services to a wide range of investment vehicles and structures.

      Lynden has a proven track record in providing tailored and commercially effective solutions for a wide range of offshore related matters including tax planning, bankruptcy remote transactions, economic substance, managing distressed situations, resolving regulatory compliance matters and restructurings. In addition, Lynden has experience serving as an Independent Director, Chief Financial Officer, Principle Point of Contact (PPoC) and Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Officer (CO) to a wide range of offshore entities. His experience also covers a number of regulatory matters such as Economic Substance, AML, FATCA, CRS, AIFMD, Dodd-Frank, amongst others involving CIMA, SEC, CFTC, MAS and FINMA.

      Lynden began his career in public accounting with Deloitte South Africa in 2004, where he obtained his designation as a Chartered Accountant and became an audit manager in the Audit and Assurance division. He is alumna of both Deloitte and Ernst & Young in the Cayman Islands, where he worked in Deloitte’s Alternative Investments and Insurance divisions and in Ernst & Young’s Alternative Investments and Restructuring divisions.

      Since 2012, Lynden has worked for leading fiduciary and corporate administration firms in senior roles overseeing governance for large portfolios of hedge funds, structured finance vehicles and private equity structures while providing management oversight to teams of fund and corporate administration professionals. His clients have included global asset managers, sovereign wealth funds, listed corporations and HNW family offices, as well as new managers and startups.

      Lynden is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds both an Honors and Bachelor’s Degree-majoring in Accounting, Financial Management, Auditing and Tax. He also holds the designation as an Accredited Director with the Canadian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

      He is a member of the Cayman Islands Director Association (CIDA), the Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants (CIIPA), the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) and the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).

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