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Don Seymour featured in Wall Street book

| 18/06/2015 | 13 Comments
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Don Seymour

(CNS Business): Founder and Managing Director of DMS Offshore Investment Services Ltd, Don Seymour, made the list as one of 50 leading Wall Street financiers and academics in the recently published book, Transforming Wall Street: A Conscious Path for a New Future. Seymour is well known for his creation of the Investment Services Division of the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA), helping to create the islands as a leading hedge fund jurisdiction in the world. 

Seymour is a past director of Cayman Airways Limited, the national airline of the Cayman Islands, and a former member of the Trade & Business Licensing Board of the Cayman Islands. He began his career in audit and business advisory Services with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

CNS BusinessSeymour currently serves as the vice president of the Cayman Islands Directors Association and is a member of the Financial Services Council of the Cayman Islands Government, a Cabinet-level appointment to provide strategic advice on the financial industry to the government. He also serves on the board of Cayman Finance, the organization responsible for promoting the development of the Cayman Islands financial services industry.

Author Kim Ann Curtin’s book contains the insights and experiences of Wall Street titans who are revolutionizing wealth creation. Seymour joins other well known business leaders, including Bill Ackman, Founder, Pershing Square Capital  Management; John Allison, former CEO, BB&T Bank; John Bogle, Founder, The Vanguard Group; Rob Davis, Founder, Hedge Funds Care, Help for Children; Morihiko Goto, Founder, Goto Capital Markets Inc.; Joseph Grano, Founder, Centurion Holdings; Janet Hanson, Founder, 85 Broads; Brad Katsuyama, Co-Founder & CEO, IEX Group Inc.; Henry Kaufman, former Managing Director, Salomon Brothers Inc.; James B. Rogers, Founder, Beeland Interests; Jack Schwager, Author, Market Wizards and John Whitehead, Former Co-Chair, Goldman Sachs.

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  1. WaYaSay says:

    Congratulations Don, not only have you worked yourself to the top in an international field; you did it without the customary chest thumping and self aggrandizement.

    You make this Caymanian very, very proud! My hat is off to you!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Great work Don! We are proud of you and your contributions to the industry and Cayman!

  3. Anonymous says:

    DMS has a terrible reputation in the funds field. The functionaries working underneath the big-name directors harass the crap out of fund managers for excessive documentation, and the directors rely on software to do their jobs. DMS also sells bogus services like “FATCA officer” to funds with no US taxpayers. It’s a money-spinning fund services factory and not a very good one. Use real directors who read and think for themselves.

    • Anonymous says:

      ….says a disgruntled competitor. Well done, Don!

      • Anonymous says:

        I was waiting for that. I’m actually not a competitor at all, just someone in a position to recommend directors to funds.

    • Anonymous says:

      Put down the haterade and try to build your own business without trying to tear down others. I guess asking for documentation and gathering information isn’t something a “real director” should do… Well good luck with that in court!

    • Anonymous says:

      seems to me that requests for “excessive documentation” really means that the person on the receiving end of the requests just can’t be bothered to do their job correctly.

    • WaYaSay says:

      Pray, tell Sir/Madam, where exactly is your name on this prestigious list?
      If it is there, I would like to congratulate you as well!

  4. Anonymous says:

    As has been said many times before, and although he claims to have created it, he did not create the Investment Services Division of CIMA, it predates him.

    I guess if you say it often enough people believe you….

    • edgar ebanks says:

      Classic! I bet he didn’t create DMS either. How dare him. Clearly both accomplishments must have been done by an expat. No way any Caymanian could have done either. Will the expat who is really responsible for these great achievements please stand up and come forward?

    • Anonymous says:

      Pray tell by whom and when it was created.

      • Harry Bush says:

        From CIMA’s 1997 report

        Deputy Head of Investment Services Mr. Dwight Carter

        Financial Controller Mr. Don Seymour

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