Leadership

Fernando Mendes

Investment Manager and Fund Director

Fernando Mendes has been in the financial services industries in the Cayman Islands for almost 20 years, and has managed assets north of a billion US dollars.

Fernando Mendes was the CFO and Corporate Manager of Finab-International Corporate Management Services, Ltd, Cayman Islands; Managing Director of FINAB (Anguilla) Ltd., and Operations Manager of Banif-Banco Internacional do Funchal (Cayman) Ltd.

Fernando Mendes lives in the Cayman Islands for the last 15 years, he is married and has a young son. Fernando Mendes was born in 1966 in Portugal and was educated in Paris until turning fifteen years old, when he moved back to Portugal. After completing an Accounting and Administration degree from St. Goncalo College, Amarante, Portugal, he enrolled in University of Porto to pursue a BA degree. In the late eighties worked for a major Portuguese Clothing Company for four years as the Chief Accountant. In early 1992, Fernando Mendes was hired by Banif-Banco Internacional do Funchal, SA, Porto for their International Department, which is today a leading Banking Group in Portugal with branches over the world. During the mid nineties, he was transferred to the Cayman Islands as the Operations Manager for Banif-Banco Internacional do Funchal (Cayman) Ltd. Since then, Fernando Mendes never stopped increasing his educational qualifications by completing a MBA, major in Accounting in Georgia, USA, and today pursuing a Law Degree from the Cayman Islands Law School, faculty of the University of Liverpool.

Fernando Mendes is a member of the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman and a proudly member of Asia Offshore Association.

Kanika Green, LLB. HONS.

Attorney-at-Law and Fund Director

Mrs. Green is the Managing Director/CEO at Corporate Management Solutions (Cayman) Ltd. (“CMS”) is a fiduciary boutique, which provides high quality services to hedge funds and private equity funds.

Prior to establishing CMS, Mrs. Green was the Managing Director of Intertrust (Cayman) Limited. She was responsible for establishing the Cayman office, and was instrumental in assisting with the acquisition of Close Brothers by the firm. In addition to having the day to day responsibilities of running the office, she specialized in local aircraft and vessel registration in the Cayman Islands, which includes advising lenders of the registration processes available for their security interests under Cayman Islands law.  She has wider expertise in assisting businesses with the set up and maintenance of a physical presence in the Cayman Islands and local business licensing regimes.  She was directly responsible for the administration of corporate services, and served as a Director that were clients of the firm. Mrs. Green’s experience includes working as a paralegal at one of the top tier law firm in Toronto in the Corporate, Commercial and Litigation Departments. She has extensive experience in company management, banking and finance, and mutual fund administration. She also worked as Senior Corporate Administrator at Maples and Calder’s Cayman Office. Mrs. Green is an approved Director and Anti-Money Laundering Reporting Officer by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA)

Mrs. Green has a law degree (LLB Hons.) from Wolverhamption University in London, and was called to the bar in 2014.  Mrs. Green’s professional memberships include the Cayman Islands Directors’ Association, Member of the International Bar Association, Member of the 100 Women in Hedge Funds, Member of the Caymanian Bar Association, and she is also a Notary Public for the Cayman Islands.  Mrs. Green is currently a resident in the Cayman Islands and has been since 2002.

Rex A. Rankine

Fund Administrator

Mr. Rankine is an independent director for the Alternative Investment Industry. He is also a consultant for the establishment of renewable energy resources throughout the Caribbean and Central and South America.

With over 35 years in the international financial industry, Mr. Rankine was a founding partner and director of Guardian Bank & Trust and a principal and Managing Director of RBR Director Services Ltd, an unrestrictive company management firm. Mr. Rankine co-founded and was CEO of Fiduciary Trust (Cayman) Ltd., a trust company providing a full range of trust services, company management, directorships, mutual fund administration, and accounting. He also co-founded an affiliate company, Cayman Islands Securities Ltd, a stockbrokerage firm.