Board of Directors

Martin Adams
Kevin Phillip
Polka Mishra

Martin Adams has served as an independent chairman and director on the boards of over 20 closed end funds and companies, predominantly focused on emerging markets and listed on a European stock exchange. He is Chairman of Eastern European Property Fund Limited and Dolphin Capital Investors Limited and a non-executive director of Marwyn Value Investors Limited, Metage Funds Limited and National Investment and Infrastructure Fund Limited.

Mr. Adams has hands-on experience of managing investments in a diverse range of countries including Vietnam, India, Brazil, China, Hungary, Poland, Italy, Portugal, Singapore and the UK. He has chaired the boards of London-listed specialist funds holding alternative investments in real estate, infrastructure, private equity, and in environmental and emissions assets in Asia, Europe and the Americas.

Prior to serving as a director of listed emerging markets funds, Mr Adams founded Vietnam Fund Management Company, raised and managed the first institutional investment fund for Vietnam and has been involved as a director, manager or sponsor of 11 investment funds and managers in Vietnam. Mr. Adams started his career with the Lloyds Bank group.

Kevin Phillip is a Managing Director at Waystone and serves as an independent director on the boards of a variety of hedge fund and related structures. He leads a team of professionals at Waystone, supervising the fund governance of hedge funds and providing guidance on accounting, regulatory, legal, outsourcing and financial issues.

Mr. Phillip has extensive experience serving as an independent director on boards of investment funds and related structures for over 12 years, providing guidance on fund governance, accounting, regulatory compliance, legal and financial issues. In addition, Kevin has significant audit experience, focusing on large, international financial institutions, U.S. domestic and offshore hedge funds and mutual funds.

Mr. Phillip works with Global Business Development, Internal Governance groups and Operation teams, to direct strategy and manage the responsibility for products based in the Cayman Islands, including ensuring all operational client facing teams are providing a best-in-class service. He qualified as a Certified Public Accountant in New York and holds a Master of Science degree in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in both Accounting and Finance from North Carolina Central University.

Mr. Phillip is a Registered Director with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority and is an Accredited Director by the Chartered Secretaries of Canada. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is an approved principal of entities registered with the National Futures Association.

Polka Mishra has been working in Financial Services since 2004. She is a Shareholding Partner and Managing Director of Javelin Wealth Management, a Singapore wealth manager licensed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. She has been instrumental in institutionalising Javelin's business model for scale, resulting in solid profitability. Prior to Javelin, Polka worked as a Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity syndication specialist across Asia with a diverse sector focus. 

Through her work, Polka has established and managed funds across jurisdictions giving her extensive experience and expertise in governance, regulations, risk management, and administrative oversight of fund entities. She has also served on the board of start-ups (both as Director and Observer). 

Polka holds a Bachelor of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and a Post Graduate Program in Management from the Indian School of Business.