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Kurt Reid

 - Intertrust Group

Assistant Vice President in Cayman Islands

"What I enjoy the most about the fiduciary role is that there is not a set daily routine."

Background information

I am a Chartered Certified Accountant and a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). I joined the Intertrust Group in 2009, where I worked as a Fund Accountant for a portfolio of listed and unlisted closed-ended funds at the Guernsey office. Upon completion of my time in Guernsey, I accepted an offer for the role of Fiduciary Services Manager at the newly acquired Intertrust office in the Cayman Islands. The Intertrust management were very supportive in providing assistance with my relocation. Prior to joining the Intertrust Group, I worked at Northern Trust (Guernsey) Limited as a Senior Private Equity Fund Accountant.

What I do

As Fiduciary Services Manager, I support the directors and clients by providing documentation review and transactional support for a variety of regulated and non-regulated investment fund companies and trust structures.
 
My primary duties and responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating and managing account preparation and transactional-based activities for a diversified portfolio.
  • Reviewing fund documents and coordinating execution of documents by directors.
  • Liaising with auditors, administrators, investment managers, promoters and lawyers to assist directors in the conduct of their fiduciary duties.
  • Coordinating board meetings; collecting, reviewing and analyzing NAV packages and investment reports.

A typical workday

What I enjoy the most about the fiduciary role is that there is not a set daily routine.
 
A typical workday starts with checking my emails. As most of my clients are in different time zones, every effort is made to ensure that overnight emails are responded to or acknowledged first thing in the morning.
 
While my core duties are as noted above, on any given day a wide variety of client services are performed with some more complex than others. For example, so far this morning I have reviewed documents for the launch of a new fund; drafted regulatory forms and board resolutions for an entity that has changed its name; executed client wishes to alter a pension portfolio by buying and selling shares; and executed subscription documents. All of which requires that, where relevant, documents are drafted, reviewed and executed by the relevant signatories. Any comments, concerns or queries are expressed and resolved prior to execution. I would also make contact with other related parties, including the various regulatory bodies, to ensure that regulatory and other obligations are satisfied.
 
Along with servicing the day to day needs of the client’s, there are also various internal reports and schedules which require ongoing updates. This all forms part of another business-as-usual day for me at Intertrust Cayman.
Interested in a career in Cayman Islands? See our vacancies below:

  • Senior Executive Assistant in George Town
  • Fund Accountant in George Town
  • Trust Accountant in George Town

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