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Bell Rock is a leading provider of independent directors to alternative investment funds. We are leaders in Corporate Governance and regulated by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority.

Bell Rock is a leading provider of independent directors to alternative investment funds. We are leaders in Corporate Governance and regulated by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority.



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    •  Professional  Independent  Experienced  Regulated INDEPENDENT FUND DIRECTORS Global Leaders in Fund Governance 在基金治理领导
    • Bell Rock Fund Governance Code of Conduct Bell Rock Directors follow a Code of Conduct which demonstrates our approach to best practice corporate governance. Best Practice Bell Rock Directors apply best practice industry guidelines relating to corporate governance, such as those outlined by AIMA, the Hedge Funds Industry Association and the Cayman Islands Statement of Guidance on Corporate Governance. Fiduciary Responsibilities Bell Rock Directors act in the interests of shareholders. Conflicts of Interest Bell Rock Directors avoid any potential or perceived conflicts of interest. Bell Rock Directors do not hold any investments where we act as Directors. Limited Number of Positions Bell Rock Directors will hold no more than 20-30 relationships in the course of their duties. Legal & Regulatory Compliance Bell Rock Directors adhere to strict compliance with all laws and regulations. We keep abreast of the changing regulatory landscape at all times. Confidentiality Bell Rock Directors will not disclose non-public information as part of their duties unless permission to disclose is provided.
    • About Bell Rock “Investors expect high quality independent directors sitting on fund boards. Increasing investor and regulatory focus has resulted in a shift towards directors who have significant expertise in a wide range of risks that may affect investors. High quality independent directors promote confidence for investors, demonstrate that risks are being managed and best practice corporate governance is being adhered to” David Lloyd, Managing Director Bell Rock is a leading provider of independent directors to hedge funds across all strategies, fund of funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds and structured/asset finance vehicles. We have acted on funds in connection with all major asset classes, including Private Equity, Mezzanine, Distressed, Real Estate, Transportation, Infrastructure, Power and Energy and Renewable Energy. Our professionals are composed of an international team of industry professionals who have in depth industry expertise and knowledge of the asset management industry. We have over 60 years of combined corporate governance, law, risk, Operations, investment banking and asset management experience. We are a professional firm and regulated by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA). We act as an important investor safeguard by ensuring that they are treated fairly, appropriate risk measures are in place, conflicts of interest are avoided and oversight of the investment manager and service providers takes place. We are seen as a valued added component to fund offerings and their marketability. We adhere to best practice industry governance, limit the number of board positions we accept, transparent and act with integrity. Institutional investors have called for increasing transparency on the number of directorships held and any conflicts of interests that potentially could arise at board level. Bell Rock welcomes this approach to best practice. Our professionals work in a seamless fashion with other stakeholders such as legal counsel, investment managers, administrators, custodians, prime brokers, auditors and third party distributors.
    • Professionals David Lloyd Managing Director & Independent Fund Director T: 1 345 949 4850 E: David is a highly experienced fund governance professional and the Managing Director of Bell Rock. He provides independent director services for hedge funds, fund of funds, long-only mutual funds, investment management companies and private equity funds. David is resident in the Cayman Islands. He has an investment management, finance and legal background with over 15 years of senior industry experience. Prior to Bell Rock, David worked for Walkers for three and a half years in Cayman, providing independent director services to Cayman alternative investment funds. He was formerly a director and structurer within FICC sales & trading at Citigroup. He created a number of multi-strategy funds for institutional and wealth management clients. He was responsible for cross-border offerings of a range of alternative investment funds and acted as investment advisor to a number of multi-strategy/asset funds. He was also a member of the Citigroup Global Senior Management Risk Approval Committee for new fund offerings and formerly a lawyer at BNP Paribas Investment Bank in London. He also worked for Credit Suisse within prime brokerage sales & trading, Dresdner Kleinwort Benson in fixed income trading and also SunGard Global Trading. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Accredited Director (Acc.Dir) with the Chartered Secretaries of Canada, Member of the Institute of Directors (UK), Member of the European Corporate Governance Institute, Member of the Cayman Islands Directors Association (CIDA), Member of the Securities & Investment Management Association, ACI Financial Markets Dealing Certificate, Certificate in Investment Management (CIM), LLB law degree from the University of Wales, Cardiff, Barrister of England & Wales Called to the bar of England & Wales, Fellowship member of the International Bar Association., MBA in Banking & Finance: The University of London, Chartered MCSI of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI).
    • Jeffrey Shaul, CFA – Independent Fund Director T: 1 416 388 6185 E: Jeffrey is a senior investment industry executive with over 25 years of experience in asset management, investment banking, mergers and acquisitions and private equity. With his own firm that he founded in 2003, and with predecessor firms, he has been instrumental in the creation, launch and management of various alternative investment vehicles in Canada, many of which introduced breakthrough investment concepts. These included Canadian-domiciled feeder funds to offshore master funds managed by Van Eck Global and Everest Capital, two of the top hedge fund managers in the US, and a private equity fund-of-funds managed on behalf of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, the first of its kind in Canada. He was responsible for all aspects of the feeder funds, including manager search and selection, ongoing monitoring of performance and legal and regulatory compliance. He also acted as Compliance Officer and a member of the investment committee for the CPPIB-related funds. Jeffrey practiced law in the general corporate practice group at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt, a major Canadian law firm, prior to his career in investment banking and asset management with Canadian investment dealers including Scotia Capital and TD Securities. He had senior investment banking roles on some of the largest mergers and acquisition transactions in Canada, including acting for Transport Canada in connection with the merger of Air Canada and Canadian Airlines. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ B.Com and LLB degrees from the University of Toronto, Called to the bar in Ontario, Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, Member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society Toronto, Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) designation (Canada), Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute, Registered with the Ontario Securities Commission as Exempt Market Dealer, Portfolio Manager and Investment Fund Manager, AIMA Canada committee member 2006-2009
    • Zachary Ziliak – Independent Fund Director T: 312 282 3269 E: Zach joined Bell Rock in July 2013 and provides non-executive independent director services to hedge funds, mutual funds, investment management companies, traditional long-only funds and private equity funds. Zach is a Rhodes Scholar with degrees in mathematics and finance and extensive software development experience who first worked as a financial engineer (“quant”) and trader before advancing to a legal career, in which he applied his industry background to the legal and operational needs of companies in the investment management industry. After completing five undergraduate majors in four years, Zach studied mathematics at the University of Oxford and obtained an MBA from the University of Chicago with concentrations in Finance and Strategic Management, graduating with honors. He spent four years as a financial engineer at UBS, pricing and risk-managing foreign exchange exotics, forecasting equity volatility, modelling stochastic processes, and developing and testing software systems. He was then named head trader of Matlock Capital, in which capacity he led a proprietary trading desk and designed and implemented an automated option trading system. From there, Zach moved on to a JD from Loyola University Chicago’s School of Law, graduating summa cum laude and first in his class. He clerked for Judge Janice Rogers Brown on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and then joined the litigation practice at Mayer Brown LLP. Over six years at that law firm, Zach gained extensive experience in general litigation but focused in particular on the needs of investment managers and other financial services companies. He assisted such companies with compliance manuals, internal controls, software development processes, reduction of operational risk, quality management, regulatory requirements, internal investigations, error policies and responses, impact assessment, class action litigation, and more. _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Member of Illinois bar; licenses in New York, Massachusetts, and Texas expected late 2013, Member of Chicago Quantitative Alliance, Professional Risk Managers’ International Association, and QWAFAFEW, Member of Seventh Circuit Electronic Discovery Pilot Program Committee and International Association of Privacy Professionals, Co-Chair of CQA Best Practices Committee, Vice-Chair of Automated Trading (AT) 9000 Quality Management System Standard drafting committee, Contributor to working groups of CFTC TAC’s Subcommittee on Automated and High Frequency Trading.
    • Evan Judd, CFA – Independent Fund Director T: 1 415 891 3450 E: Evan joined Bell Rock in September 2013, and provides non-executive independent director services for hedge funds, investment management companies, traditional long-only funds, and segregated portfolio companies. Evan's career spans over 25 years in asset management where he has served in a number of senior asset management positions with Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, and most recently, Shinsei Bank. Evan brings a wealth of experience in international markets with over 20 years spent in Asia. Extensive business interactions in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore and Mumbai have provided him an easy familiarity with cross-cultural business environments. He speaks fluent Japanese. Early in his career, Evan managed global bond and currency portfolios for institutional investors in New York. From there, he spent a number of years in Tokyo where he worked to establish numerous Cayman based investment vehicles and customized hedge fund portfolios for Japanese investors. With Shinsei Bank, Evan was the head of overseas operations for the asset management group where he oversaw the successful establishment of a joint venture and two affiliated asset management companies, obtaining both a Mutual Fund License from the Securities Exchange Board of India, and a Fund Management CMS License from the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Evan's considerable expertise in portfolio management, fund governance, structuring, and operations has allowed him to serve on numerous boards in both executive and independent director capacities. ________________________________________________________________________________________ B.A. degree (cum laude) in Economics, University of Texas, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, 1991, Member of the CFA Institute, CFA Society of San Francisco, Advisory Board, Tokyo Hedge Funds Club, 2005-2008, Member of the California Hedge Fund Association.
    • Professional, Independent, Experienced, Regulated 10 Market Street 758 Camana Bay Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, KY1-9006 T: 1 345 949 4850 E: Skype: bellrockcorporate