Ben Pershick
Independent Director
Ben Pershick is a principal of Calderwood. He serves as an independent director on the boards of investment funds and financial services entities, advising on fund governance and regulatory compliance. Ben specialises in hedge funds, private equity funds and venture capital funds, working with leading investment managers. His areas of expertise include fund structuring, portfolio valuation, investor services, and regulatory compliance.

Ben has 30 years of experience in the financial services industry – the last 24 in hedge and private equity fund services. He also serves as the Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Officer and Money Laundering Reporting Officer for Calderwood’s clients and he is an active participant among various professional associations, regularly contributing to industry publications and panels. Ben is also registered as a Professional Director with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority.

Prior to joining Calderwood, Ben was the Managing Director for Maitland Financial Group, an independent international fund administrator with offices in the Cayman Islands, United States, Canada, Ireland and South Africa. He spent 25 years with the company, including as Admiral Administration, before it was acquired by Maitland in 2012. During this period, Ben was responsible for Maitland’s hedge fund and private equity fund divisions, including fund accounting, transfer agency, regulatory reporting, and its AML/KYC services, having led the amalgamation of the firms’ fund operations.

Earlier in his career, Ben worked with KPMG Vancouver, obtaining his Chartered Accountancy designation and was an analyst for a public real estate firm.  He moved to the Cayman Islands from Canada in 2000.