Haliday Casey - Principal

Haliday Casey – Principal

Haliday has over 15 years’ experience working within financial services industry, having worked extensively with hedge funds, fund of funds, and traditional asset managers across a range of strategies and fund structures.

Prior to joining Danesmead in 2018, Haliday was Principal and Chief Operating Officer at a quantitative start up hedge fund.  Prior to this, Haliday spent 11 years at Man FRM where she was the Head of Operational Risk from 2013 until 2017.  In her role she assessed and monitored the business, legal, financial and operational risks of investments in alternatives. Haliday was the Chair of FRM’s Independent Valuation Committee, a member of FRM’s Investment Committee and Co-Chair of FRM’s Risk Committee as well as FRM’s representative on Man’s Counterparty Monitoring Committee.

Prior to leading the operational due diligence team, Haliday was also responsible for the coordination and set up of managed accounts as well as performing risk due diligence.  Before joining FRM in 2006, Haliday worked as a Senior Auditor within the Financial Services Office at Ernst & Young LLP in New York, planning and supervising financial statement audits of hedge funds. Prior to transferring to New York in 2005, she performed financial statement audits on several public and non-public companies in private equity, real estate, consumer products, and technology, as well as working on SOX 404 and SSAE 16 internal control engagements for clients across the North East USA.

Haliday holds an MS in Accounting from the University of Virginia, a BBA in Finance from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and is a graduate of the Commonwealth Honors College.  She is Certified Public Accountant.

At Danesmead, Haliday provides independent directorship services as well as bespoke consulting services to asset management businesses, family offices, institutional investors, fund administrators, and other connected service providers.  Service offerings include:

  • Business start-up and interim COO & CFO services – design and implement the business infrastructure including identifying and engaging services providers to support the product strategy and desired set up of the asset management business.
  • Change Management Services – provide an impact assessment and project plan for implementing a change to business processes and procedures resulting from: new regulation, launching a new fund product, changing service providers, implementing or replacing software, or other management defined changes.
  • Allocator Operational Due Diligence Services – (i) conduct operational due diligence reviews on new or existing fund investments, (ii) conduct operational due diligence reviews on service providers to the fund investments or Allocator, and (iii) design a custom in house operational due diligence program for fund investments and related service providers
  • Asset Manager Operational Due Diligence Services – (i) design and compile due diligence questionnaires covering the asset manager and fund products, (ii) ad hoc assistance with investor driven due diligence questionnaires or RFPs, and (iii) conduct a mock operational due diligence review with key staff including due diligence and fund documents review to identify areas of improvement and provide coaching.
  • Internal Audit & Controls Review – design and conduct periodic review process for all internal operational, risk and compliance policies to ensure records are accurate, procedures followed, and all documents are up to date and consistent.

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