The Hedge Fund Journal, in association with Ernst & Young, released the 2017 list of 50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds on Tuesday, 6 June at an industry reception in London. Among the impressive list of influential women was Maples and Calder partner, Tatziana Paraguacuto-Maheo, the second lawyer at the firm to ever receive this prestigious recognition which is based upon nominations from her peers in the industry.
Tatziana was one of only seven lawyers to be listed amongst the 50, which recognises leading figures in the global hedge funds industry. Also represented were portfolio managers, COOs, prime brokers, risk managers, allocators, finance directors, regulatory consultants, and researchers alongside those who work in sales, investor relations and marketing.
The biennial report, the first of which was published in 2010, was produced from nominations gathered from industry experts based in Asia, the US and Europe. Once the shortlist was compiled, the publication had the difficult task of selecting the final 50 women, assisted by references from nominators.
Tatziana joined Maples and Calder in 2009. She advises UK and US law firms on Cayman Islands matters and specialises in structuring, establishment, ongoing maintenance and restructuring of investment funds, in particular hedge funds and private equity funds. She advises a range of investment managers, intermediaries and financial institutions but primarily represents entrepreneurial managers and leads a team who are the leading Cayman legal counsel for UK start-up hedge fund managers.