Paul Smith, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Paul Smith is Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of Asia Alternative Asset Partners (Caymans) Limited. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds an MA from Oxford University. From 1984 to 1995 Paul was Managing Director of Ermitage International Ltd, an alternative funds management company in the UK, France, Luxembourg and Jersey. From 1996 to 2006 he was global head of alternative funds administration for HSBC (previously Bank of Bermuda prior to its takeover in 2004), working in Hong Kong and New York. He was responsible for the delivery of services to 2,000 investment funds (over US$ 250 bn of assets), and for over 1,500 staff in 13 different locations.
Paul specialises in advising family offices and institutions on their allocations to Asian boutique managers.