In today’s world of ever-stronger corporate governance, in which legal and regulatory boundaries are prone to frequent change, it is essential that boards are directed by experienced, knowledgeable specialists equipped to focus on the right priorities. With a team of qualified and highly experienced directors, we support our clients in promoting the highest standards of corporate governance and meeting their regulatory obligations. 

Maintaining a physical presence in the country of incorporation, carrying out critical activities locally and employing tax resident directors, are increasingly important parts of being able to demonstrate good governance and economic substance. HIGHVERN can provide board directors who are highly experienced in many sectors (e.g. capital markets, real estate, debt funds, financial markets, investment funds etc) and able to participate effectively. In conjunction with our Company Secretary and Registered Office services, this extends to provision of physical space if required, ensuring that the meetings and agendas are properly organised, minutes taken, safe keeping of records, establishing and conducting banking, reviewing contract / other documentation including approval of financial statements, statutory documentation and ensuring compliance with local rules and regulations, while also taking care of company regulatory filings.

We understand that many corporate activities are driven to short timescales and, as such, we are very used to operating to such deadlines. In our experience an effective board usually operates best when the directors maintain an open dialogue, highlighting upcoming matters in a constructive manner.  HIGHVERN both requires and prides itself on remaining current with all company and regulatory priorities and issues in this way.

We can also introduce clients to our impressive network of professional and pragmatic independent non-executive directors with extensive experience in their respective fields, including assets class specialists, lawyers, accountants, senior bankers and corporate financiers.

Working closely with our clients and their professional advisers, we will help design an appropriate and effective solution for board composition and their corporate governance framework.

Services include:

  • Provision of directors
  • Introductions to independent non-executive directors
  • Provision of company secretary
  • Provision of regulatory officers (Compliance Officer, MLCO, MLRO, DMLRO, DMLCO)
  • Provision of Manager of a Managed Entity (‘MoME’)
  • Provision of Responsible Officer for FATCA purposes
  • Support in procuring Directors & Officers liability insurance
  • Substance, infrastructure and employees
  • Provision of risk and investment committee members
  • Transaction support services

Key Features

Access to a highly experienced team of senior fund professionals
Highly effective compliance framework safeguarding obligations
Pragmatic approach built on a foundation of expertise and rigour
Fully integrated service, designed to match your specific requirements
A network of professional, pragmatic independent non-executive directors

Key Contact

Daniel Jaffe

Group Head of Institutional Services
+44 (0) 204 5817819