Leo Kassam

CA, CPA, Acc. Dir.

Leo Kassam, CA, CPA, Acc. Dir., is a Senior Advisor of Paradigm Governance Partners Limited, a Cayman Islands based provider of independent director services, distressed fund and value recovery services, family office services, outsourced financial reporting services, as well as economic substance and AML compliance services. Mr. Kassam has worked in the financial services sector in the Cayman Islands for more than 21 years with extensive experience in corporate governance, hedge fund operations as well as audit.

Mr. Kassam spent 14 years at MUFG Investor Services (formerly UBS Fund Services), a fund administration firm with over $400 billion in AuA, where he was the Global Head of Operations and Deputy Chief Operating Officer. As a Managing Director, Mr. Kassam was a member of the firm’s Operating Committee and Board of Directors for its Cayman entities with strategic involvement in product development, business development, and relationship management.

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He had responsibility for core daily operating activities for hedge fund and fund of hedge fund clients around the globe with emphasis on operational efficiency and direct responsibility for 130 staff. He was also in charge of client onboarding and data governance. In previous roles at MUFG/UBS Fund Services, Mr. Kassam had responsibility for key client relationships, as well as client facing product development, and overall sales support. He served as chair of the firm’s Valuation Committee and played an integral role in the firm’s Policies and Procedures and was also responsible for ensuring the firm’s own regulatory requirements were being met. Parallel to his deep and broad expertise in the daily operations of hedge funds, fund of funds and private equity funds, Mr Kassam has extensive experience in various fund legal structures, complex hedge fund strategies and the regulatory frameworks of offshore financial jurisdictions.

Before MUFG/UBS, Mr. Kassam was a Senior Account Manager at Fortis Prime Fund Solutions servicing a group of high-profile multi-strategy hedge fund clients. He also spent 6 years in audit and assurance with Deloitte in Vancouver and the Cayman Islands.

Mr Kassam is a permanent resident of the Cayman Islands and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia. He also has Canadian citizenship and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in Canada in 1998.

The services of Mr. Kassam as a director are provided by Paradigm Governance Partners Limited. Paradigm is licensed by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority under the Cayman Islands Companies Management Law (as amended) to provide directors to Cayman Islands registered mutual funds.

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Direct:(345) 769-4155
Mobile:(345) 526 1024

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Leo Kassam

CA, CPA, Acc. Dir.

Leo Kassam, CA, CPA, Acc. Dir., is a Senior Advisor of Paradigm Governance Partners Limited, a Cayman Islands based provider of independent director services, distressed fund and value recovery services, family office services, outsourced financial reporting services, economic substance and AML compliance services. Mr. Kassam has worked in the financial services sector in the Cayman Islands for more than 21 years with extensive experience in corporate governance, hedge fund operations as well as audit.

Mr. Kassam spent 14 years at MUFG Investor Services (formerly UBS Fund Services), a fund administration firm with over $400 billion in AuA, where he was the Global Head of Operations and Deputy Chief Operating Officer. As a Managing Director, Mr. Kassam was a member of the firm’s Operating Committee and Board of Directors for its Cayman entities with strategic involvement in product development, business development, and relationship management.  He had responsibility for core daily operating activities for hedge fund and fund of hedge fund clients around the globe with emphasis on operational efficiency and direct responsibility for 130 staff. He was also in charge of client onboarding and data governance.  In previous roles at MUFG/UBS Fund Services, Mr. Kassam had responsibility for key client relationships, as well as client facing product development, and overall sales support.   He served as chair of the firm’s Valuation Committee and played an integral role in the firm’s Policies and Procedures and was also responsible for ensuring the firm’s own regulatory requirements were being met. Parallel to his deep and broad expertise in the daily operations of hedge funds, fund of funds and private equity funds, Mr Kassam has extensive experience in various fund legal structures, complex hedge fund strategies and the regulatory frameworks of offshore financial jurisdictions. 

Before MUFG/UBS, Mr. Kassam was a Senior Account Manager at Fortis Prime Fund Solutions servicing a group of high-profile multi-strategy hedge fund clients. He also spent 6 years in audit and assurance with Deloitte in Vancouver and the Cayman Islands.

Mr Kassam is a permanent resident of the Cayman Islands and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia. He also has Canadian citizenship and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in Canada in 1998.

The services of Mr. Kassam as a director are provided by Paradigm Governance Partners Limited. Paradigm is licensed by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority under the Cayman Islands Companies Management Law (as amended) to provide directors to Cayman Islands registered mutual funds.

CONTACT:

Direct:(345) 769-4155
Mobile:(345) 526 1024

Send Email