Paul Smith qualified as an accountant in the UK in 2005 and in the same year joined Lehman Brothers in London. He worked for both the equities and fixed income divisions during his time there focusing on fixed income strategy and sales and client profitability for the equity division.
In 2009, Paul joined Walkers in the Cayman Islands focusing on strategic planning, profitability modeling and transfer pricing. Paul joined Maples Financial Services in 2015 as Head of Finance and Operations with responsibility for budgets, financial statements and audits, Spot FX trading and policies and procedures.
Paul joined Genesis Trust & Corporate Services Ltd. in 2017 as part of the fiduciary team providing directorship services for fund vehicles. Paul is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants and the CFA institute. He is also a member of the Cayman Islands CFA society and a registered director with CIMA and has over a decade’s worth of experience in the Financial Services and Legal Industries.
Paul specialises in the provision of independent directorship services to a diverse portfolio of private clients, institutional clients, sovereign wealth funds and investment managers; whose structures include and/or manage alternative investment funds, private equity funds, fund of funds and special purpose vehicles. The investment strategies of these entities range from equity and equity related securities, fixed income, commodities, derivatives, financing vehicles, shipping, Sharia compliant structures, fine art and jewelry to private equity; with exposure to various markets including Asia, Emerging Markets, Brazil, The Middle East and North America.