Ms. Isatou Smith acts as director for investment funds including several sponsored by large global asset managers. She has been active in the investment funds industry for over fifteen years and has significant regulatory and corporate governance experience with investment entities and their operations. She was previously a Director at Intertrust Fund Services (Cayman) Limited (formerly Walkers Fund Services (Cayman) Limited (“Intertrust”)) where she also provided director services to a wide range of investment fund structures with varying investment strategies across multiple jurisdictions. Isatou also acts as a compliance officer for investment entities. In her role as a fiduciary she manages conflicts of interests and oversees adherence to the governing documents of the entities.
Prior to joining Intertrust, Isatou was employed by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (“CIMA”) as a Senior Analyst in the Investments and Securities Division. At CIMA she was instrumental in key regulatory developments and led a large team of Investments and Securities Analysts that were responsible for the on-going monitoring and regulation of investment funds, mutual fund administrators and securities investment business licensees. Additionally, Isatou has acted as a member for the Cayman Islands Hurricane Committee and the Labour Tribunal.
Isatou holds a Bachelor of Law equivalent and Professional Practice Certificate with distinction from the Cayman Islands Law School and a Graduate Diploma in Law from BPP University in London, England. She also has a Master of Business Administration degree with a specialization in Finance from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Isatou also received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in International Business from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Isatou is a professionally accredited director with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries Canada (ICSA) and is also a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) and of the Cayman Islands Directors Association (CIDA). Ms. Smith was appointed effective 1 November 2018 for a four year term.