Our Story

Since launching in 2016, Calderwood has become one of the most highly regarded names in fund governance. Headquartered in the Cayman Islands, our independent directors serve on the boards of many of the world’s largest and most sophisticated investment funds and structures.

Our fundamental ethos is providing highly experienced independent directors with a cap on the number of each director’s relationships. This ensures that our directors will always have sufficient capacity to give every investment fund the utmost attention. We also provide a broad range of compliance services and specialist functions, which makes life easier for managers and mitigates risk.


We have not wavered from this approach as we have grown, consistently adding capacity through strategic senior appointments. Our team of 12 independent directors are based in the Cayman Islands and across our global network. With a presence in the US, Europe and Asia, we can provide time-zone sensitive services to our clients.

Our directors are truly independent, which is essential as the investment fund industry has focused so intensely on effective corporate governance. Our team each have on average, some 25-years of relevant experience in financial services, including in fund administration, accountancy, law and investment management.

In an era of uncertainty and consolidation among fund governance providers, Calderwood is distinguished by our stable team and consistently strong investment in technology and our best-in-class, governance infrastructure.

We customise our services to meet the needs of clients, always taking a commercially-driven approach, without sacrificing quality. This resonates strongly with our clients, from new emerging managers to long-established, multi-billion-dollar funds.

Calderwood Team
Governance Firm of the Year – HFM US Services Awards
 Governance Firm of the Year – HFM US Services Awards
What we stand for

Our mission & values

Our core values serve as the compass that guides our every action and decision. We are steadfast and resolute in the pursuit of these key principles.


At Calderwood, integrity is the cornerstone of everything we represent. We hold ourselves to nothing but the highest ethical standards, operating with complete transparency and open, honest communication with all stakeholders.


We take pride in our ability to consistently deliver the best outcome for our clients. We strive only for excellence for the funds we represent and always aim to surpass our clients’ expectations through continuous learning and adherence to our own uncompromising standards.

Our Clients

As fiduciaries, our clients’ interests are paramount and our commitment to understanding their unique needs is unwavering.  Through our client-centric approach, as trusted partners, we provide the best advice and guidance to help them understand and negotiate key issues.


Collaboration is the key to driving our success and that of our clients. We believe that by drawing on the collective wisdom and experiences of our diverse team, we can foster the optimal environment dedicated to excellence in governance.