The Hedge Fund Association (HFA), the international not-for-profit organisation whose members include hedge funds and those engaged in the hedge fund industry, has revealed two co-directors who will run the body’s Cayman Islands Chapter.
Christina Bodden is a partner in the Investment Funds group of international law firm, Maples and Calder while Colin Nicholson is a partner in Alternative Investments practice of KPMG in the Cayman Islands and is the head of Learning and Development for the firm.
“These talented hedge fund industry professionals have been selected to direct the HFA’s local member events and educational programmes, and to contribute to the organisation’s global mission of increasing transparency, accelerating business and professional development, and fostering greater trust in alternative investments,” the HFA said in a statement.
Bodden specialises in the structuring of private equity funds and advising on the related downstream transactions. She joined the law firm's Investment Funds group in 2004 and was elected as a partner in 2012. She is a co-founder of the Cayman Islands location of 100 Women in Hedge Funds and serves both on their local main committee and their philanthropic sub-committee.
“I am delighted to accept the role as co-director for the Cayman Islands chapter of the HFA,” Bodden said. “This association has proven to be a valuable resource for the hedge funds industry and I am excited to partner with such a dynamic and forward thinking group of individuals. I am honored to add my voice to the HFA's mandate of advancing transparency, development and trust in alternative investments and I look forward to working with Colin to raise its profile in our region.”
Nicholson also serves on the Cayman Islands Society of Professional Accountants Executive Council and Public Practice Committee and is a past member of the board of directors of the CFA Society of the Cayman Islands.
“Due to investor demand and increased government oversight, improving transparency and educating managers about the evolving regulatory environment are key themes for the HFA, as well as our local alternative investments industry,” said Nicholson. "I am honored to be involved in a leadership capacity for the HFA, one of the most prominent nonprofit hedge fund associations, and a group whose mission is to speak up for and unite all industry participants.”
HFA, Cayman Chapter