Laura McGrath

Independent Director

Ms. McGrath serves as an independent director at Calderwood, where she accepts appointments on the boards of investment funds and related structures, advising on corporate governance and regulatory compliance. She has spent 20+ years as US hedge fund counsel, and 15 years as a Director on Cayman fund boards.

Ms. McGrath is an accomplished board chairperson, attorney, and business executive who brings a rare blend of operational, legal, compliance, and business management expertise to board leadership positions. She has 23 years of experience in the financial services industry – with over 20 years specifically in hedge and private equity fund services.

Prior to acting as an independent director with Calderwood, Ms. McGrath served as the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel for a US-based hedge fund manager and SEC-registered investment advisor. Through these roles, she has built the infrastructure, systems, and processes needed to effectively manage business complexities. 

Additionally, Ms. McGrath was previously President and Principal of a FINRA member broker-dealer and, for 15 years, she held regulatory Chief Compliance Officer roles for these companies. Ms. McGrath is known as a practical leader, leveraging on her combination of US and Cayman Islands regulatory experience to make sound and balanced business decisions. She has served as a director on Cayman Islands hedge fund boards for over 15 years and has previously been a board director on UCITS funds registered with the Central Bank of Ireland.


Ms. McGrath earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia and her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Richmond. She is a member of the Virginia State Bar Association, American Bar Association and holds FINRA License 7, 24, 31, and 66. Ms. McGrath is a dual citizen of the US and Luxembourg.