Bell Rock expands independent director services team


Bell Rock, a provider of non-executive independent directors to the alternative investment fund industry, has appointed Evan Judd to its independent director services team, as it expands its fund governance practice for investment funds.

Judd’s expertise will complement those of other members of the team, the company said, who have an extensive track record in the asset management industry providing non-executive independent director services to hedge funds.

“We are very excited about Evan joining our team given his senior level asset management and operational risk expertise. Bell Rock is committed to the notion that fund governance demands the highest calibre independent directors who can add real over-sight and ensure investors are treated fairly,” said David Lloyd, managing director of Bell Rock.

Judd added: “I’m delighted to have the opportunity to work with Bell Rock. Institutional investors are looking for board members who can understand even the most complex strategies, understand the international regulatory landscape and who take a hands-on approach for a limited number of boards.”

Judd’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.Judd 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, Judd 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 customised hedge fund portfolios for Japanese investors.With Shinsei Bank, Judd 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.In May this year, Bell Rock also announced the appointment of Jeffrey Shaul as an independent director, as it expanded its fund governance practice.

Shaul is a veteran investment industry executive with over 25 years of experience in asset management, investment banking, mergers and acquisitions and private equity. He was instrumental in the creation, launch and management of various alternative investment vehicles in Canada, many of which introduced breakthrough investment concepts.

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