Harbour celebrates 40 years in the Cayman Islands
March 2022 – 2022 marks a significant milestone for Harbour (The Harbour Trust Co. Ltd.), a leading fund governance firm, as they celebrate 40 years of providing professional services in the Cayman Islands.
Harbour has a longstanding and well-established presence in the fund industry, both in the Cayman Islands and around the globe. The firm was established on March 4, 1982 and licensed with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (“CIMA”) the same month. Since then they have grown from three people to their present group of 14 multi-talented professionals, all while continuing to expand and diversify their service offerings. Staying true to their founding principles, Harbour has always focused on the strength and depth of relationships, managing growth and limiting individual appointments to ensure the quality of the client experience.
Chairman of Harbour, Alan Milgate, said “our ability to navigate the markets for four decades to achieve this milestone in our company’s journey is a testament to our experienced and diverse team and their ability to provide best in class professional, independent, personal service. At this time we reflect on where we have come from and can proudly say that we have honed our firms’ three pillars of – expertise, independence and strength of commitment.
We are truly thankful for the professional relationships and partnerships that we have fostered over the years and, as we strive forward, we reinforce our dedication to proactively adding value to our client relationships every step of the way.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our team for their dedication to the firm and to client service. The individuals serving as directors on our clients’ funds have on average been with the firm for more than 15 years each, creating tremendous stability and continuity for the team and our clients”
The team at Harbour are respected leaders in the Cayman Islands fund industry and serve in various roles on key industry associations such as Cayman Finance, the Alternative Investment Management Association, the Cayman Islands Directors’ Association, 100 Women in Finance, and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Cayman Islands Chapter. Harbour also has strong ties with the local community and provides support to a number of organizations including Help for Children (formerly Hedge Funds Care).
Harbour is an affiliate of Rawlinson & Hunter LLP in the Cayman Islands, which has been offering a comprehensive range of professional services to local and international clients since it was established in 1973. The Cayman Islands firm is a member of the Rawlinson & Hunter international grouping of professional firms with 10 offices globally.