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Atlantic Directors

Atlantic Directors provide independent non-executive directors to the alternative investment industry. We are headquartered in the Cayman Islands and licensed by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority. We have extensive hands-on experience in financial markets with backgrounds in investment management, multi-jurisdictional law, corporate governance, risk management, hedge fund seeding and capital raising.

How we can add value to your board

  • We have a deep understanding of the strategies employed by alternative investment managers.
  • Our expertise in legal, regulatory and corporate governance issues enable out clients to adhere to industry best practices. 
  • Our backgrounds in investment management, law and regulation combined with our Cayman domicile can add significant “substance” to any Cayman management company or fund.
  • We have a great deal of experience in seeding and setting up new hedge fund management companies.
  • We can act as a sounding board on fund structuring, selection of service providers, marketing strategy, due diligence and sources of early stage capital.
  • Institutional investors increasingly expect to be able to speak to directors both before and after investing. We are comfortable speaking to investors about investment strategy and operational and regulatory issues.  
  • We have a wide-ranging network of contacts across the industry enabling us to stay abreast of trends and regulation.
  • We take on a limited number of relationships to ensure we always have sufficient capacity in the event of a crisis.
  • We take a pro-active approach and work as a team.
  • We are independent with no affiliation to any service provider.


Tim Sweeting
Experience: Hedge Fund Seeding, Capital Raising, Derivatives and Clearing
Expertise: Macro, CTA’s, Equity Long Short and Fixed Income 

Tim is the founder of Atlantic Directors, a Cayman Islands based firm licensed by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority, which specialises in the provision of independent directors to the alternative investment industry. Tim has over 25 years of experience in financial markets and has extensive understanding of the alternative investments industry, specialising in the seeding of hedge funds and capital raising. Most recently he was Head of Alternatives at Ignis Asset Management, which he joined in 2008 to build a series of hedge fund joint ventures. Prior to this he was Managing Director, Head of Absolute Return Strategies at Credit Suisse Asset Management and before that Managing Director and Head of European and Middle East Sales at Deutsche Asset Management’s hedge fund business. He has also held senior roles at UBS Alternative and Quantitative Investments/UBS O’Connor and at HSBC Investment Bank, where he was Global Head of Business Development for Equity Derivatives, Listed Derivatives and Clearing.
Email: tsweeting@atlanticdirectors.com  
Tel: +1 345 938 0517 

Robert Thomas 
Experience: Senior management of trust and administrative services for alternative asset vehicles across multiple jurisdictions; qualified solicitor England and Wales
Expertise: Legal, structuring, corporate governance, regulation and compliance 

Robert is an independent fund director with Atlantic Directors, a Cayman Islands based firm that specialises in the provision of independent directors to the alternative investment industry.  Robert has 14 years experience in the offshore financial industry.  He was formerly managing director of Citco Trustees (Cayman) Limited where he was responsible for Citco's Caribbean trust operations including fund governance, unit trusts, real estate investment funds and private trusts.  He has served on the board of Citco entities and client structures and as money laundering reporting officer and risk manager.  He has also acted as in-house legal counsel for Citco in both Cayman and the British Virgin Islands.  Robert obtained his law degree from Oxford Brookes University in 1994 and a Diploma of Legal Practice from the College of Law, Chester in 1995.  He is admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales (non-practising). 
Email: rthomas@atlanticdirectors.com  
Tel: +1 345 526 0545

For further information please visit www.atlanticdirectors.com

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