Prior to joining Summit as a director he was head of location and served as managing director of BNP Paribas Bank & Trust Cayman Limited for over 18 years during which time he acted as a director of BNP Paribas Prime Brokerage International Limited for three years. Prior to this he was company secretary and head of the Corporate Services department at Deutsche Bank (Cayman) Limited.
Darren has extensive experience acting as an independent director of Cayman Islands domiciled funds and structured finance vehicles working alongside investment managers, investment banks, corporations and leading law firms. Darren currently provides independent directorship services to a select group of Cayman Islands domiciled funds, investment management entities and structured finance vehicles. Darren has been involved in a broad range of structures including hedge funds, fund of hedge funds, private equity, commodity pools, securitizations, capital markets transactions and asset financing and leasing transactions and unit trusts. The experience gained has involved Darren from pre-establishment of a structure right through its life cycle which has involved him acting as a director, making decisions on new investments, serving as a committee member of a trustee and acting as a liquidator.
Darren holds a BSc. (Hons.), Applied Economics, qualified as an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, is admitted as a Notary Public in the Cayman Islands and has passed the Series 3 National Commodity Futures Examination and is registered with the NFA. Darren is also a registered director with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority.
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