Ben Pershick

Independent Director

Mr. Pershick is a principal of Calderwood. He currently serves as an independent director on the boards of investment funds and financial services entities, advising on fund governance and regulatory compliance. He also services as the Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Officer and Money Laundering Reporting Officer for Calderwood clients. Mr. Pershick is an active participant among various professional associations and often contributes to industry publications and panels. He has 23 years of experience in the financial services industry – the last 18 in hedge and private equity fund services.

Prior to joining Calderwood, Mr. Pershick served as the Managing Director for Maitland Financial Group, an independent international fund administrator with offices in the Cayman Islands, United States, Canada, Ireland and South Africa.  Mr. Pershick served Maitland (and Admiral Administration Ltd. “Admiral” prior to Maitland acquiring Admiral in 2012) for the full 18 years of his funds experience. In his journey with the firm, Mr. Pershick has become an industry expert in fund structuring, portfolio valuation, investor services, and regulatory compliance.  He was responsible for the hedge fund and private equity fund divisions for Maitland including fund accounting, transfer agency, regulatory reporting, and AML/KYC service offerings. He was instrumental in the combination effort to amalgamate Maitland and Admiral’s hedge and North American private equity operations and maintained overall responsibility for the firm’s hedge and North American private equity administration business since the acquisition.  

Prior to joining Admiral, Mr. Pershick began his career with KPMG Vancouver in 1993.  After five years with KPMG and obtaining his Chartered Accountancy designation, he worked as an analyst for a public real estate firm in Vancouver, BC.  He moved to the Cayman Islands from Canada in 2000.

Mr. Pershick holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.  He is a Registered Professional Director with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority.