Harneys Cayman

Corporate Governance

Harneys corporate governance team provides quality, skill, care and diligence for each of our fund clients.

We provide institutional quality directorship services for regulated investment funds domiciled in the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands. Our professional directors have significant experience covering accounting, auditing, fiduciary services, BVI and Cayman regulations and risk management.

We also offer board support services to alleviate the administrative burden from clients in addition to governance audit services for hedge funds, institutional investors and allocators all over the world. Our team of experts ensures the effectiveness of the fund’s corporate governance framework and assists the investment manager to implement a transparent management approach in order to help retain and enhance credibility with investors, marketers, regulators and the media.

Regardless of your company’s size, we provide an array of services as needed. Our directors services include:

  • resolving conflicts of interest;
  • reviewing financials and performance;
  • providing suitable oversight of the operational and financial risk management;
  • liaising with regulators in the BVI or Cayman.


Clients needing board support services use our team for the following:

  • organising and coordinating board meetings;
  • serving as liaison with fund administrator, auditor and investment manager to prepare board reports;
  • providing board packs, boardrooms in BVI and Cayman and teleconference facilities;
  • drafting, circulating, amend and filing board meeting minutes.


We provide governance audit services such as:

  • ensuring directors’ independence, capacity, knowledge and experience;
  • reviewing regulatory and legal status of the fund;
  • determining suitability and competence of service providers, including the fund administrator, auditor, investment manager and broker;
  • checking to ensure that investment activities are in compliance with the offering memorandum’s investment parameters and applicable laws and regulations;
  • providing high level review of the audited financial statements.
We recognise and embrace the need to work with other professional advisers.
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Key contacts

Tatenda Gotosa

Head of Fund Governance

Tatenda Gotosa is Head of Fund Governance in the British Virgin Islands. An experienced professional director, Tate acts on the boards of a number of significant investment funds domiciled in the British Virgin Islands.

send an email +1 284 852 2557

Gonzalo Jalles

Regional Managing Director

Gonzalo Jalles is regional managing director, head of fiduciary and new services at Harneys Fiduciary in the Cayman Islands. 

send an email +1 345 949 8599

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  • British Virgin Islands
    T: +1 284 494 2233
  • Cayman Islands
    T: + 1 345 949 8599
  • Montevideo
    T: + 59 82 518 2238
  • Sao Paulo
    T: +55 11 3434 6596
  • London
    T: + 44 (0) 203 752 3600
  • Cyprus
    T: + 357 25 820020
  • Hong Kong
    T: +852 5806 7800
  • Tokyo
    T: +81 3 5219 1233
  • Singapore
    T: +65 6800 9830
  • Shanghai
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  • Bermuda
    T: +1 441 405 1500