Ronan Guilfoyle

Ronan Guilfoyle

Co-Founder & Director

Mr. Guilfoyle is the co-founder of Calderwood, a Fund Governance Services firm launched in 2016. He currently serves as an independent director on the boards of investment funds and related structures, advising on corporate governance and regulatory compliance. He is a frequent speaker at forums relating to regulatory changes within the hedge fund industry.

Prior to co-founding Calderwood Mr. Guilfoyle served as Managing Director of DMS Offshore Investment Services (“DMS”).  At DMS, Mr. Guilfoyle was one of the partners who directed the strategic development of the firm. He joined the firm in 2006 and in his initial role was responsible for managing its operations, recruiting staff and overseeing product development. He helped to spearhead the firm’s growth internationally when he launched the DMS Office in Ireland in 2008. Over the next four years, Mr. Guilfoyle helped launch offices in Hong Kong, Brazil, New York, Luxembourg and in 2013, DMS London.  Prior to joining DMS Mr. Guilfoyle was employed as a Group Manager at Admiral Administration Ltd., an independent mutual fund administration firm based in the Cayman Islands, where he oversaw the administration of more than 50 hedge funds with assets in excess of $5 billion (U.S.).


Mr. Guilfoyle began his career with Ernst & Young, Ireland where he was responsible for supervising audit teams on large global audits in excess of $3 billion (U.S.), as well as training staff in audit methodologies.  He is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from University College Cork, Ireland. Mr. Guilfoyle is a Registered Professional Director with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority and is a member of the Cayman Islands Directors Association. He is also a member of the Cayman Islands Society of Professional Accountants.  He serves as a member of the Executive Committee of AIMA Cayman, and as member of the Committee of Hearts for Hedge Funds Care Cayman.