Ingrid Pierce

Ingrid Pierce

Global Managing Partner

T +1 345 814 4667
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E ingrid.pierce@walkersglobal.com

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Ingrid Pierce is Walkers' Global Managing Partner. She is based in the Cayman Islands office where she also heads the Cayman Investment Funds Group.

Ingrid has over 20 years' experience in advising fiduciaries and represents major institutions, fund managers, directors and trustees in all aspects of investment funds, including structuring and ongoing operations. She advises on directors' duties and responsibilities, indemnities, confidentiality laws and issues related to electronic communication. Ingrid has particular expertise in advising funds on managing distress in volatile markets.

Ingrid is admitted to practice in the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands and has litigated in both jurisdictions. She regularly advises some of the largest financial institutions on their stable of Cayman Islands funds and recently acted as counsel to significant investors and managers in connection with the restructuring and winding down of various high profile funds.

Ingrid developed a successful career as a Barrister in London in the commercial/chancery field before joining Walkers in 2002. ​

Admitted In:
Cayman Islands
England and Wales (not practising)

Qualifications:
Honours Degree in Law, University College, University of London

2017 Chambers Global Guide - (Investment Funds) Eminent Practitioner. "She [Ingrid] is 'extremely well regarded' in the market as someone 'who understands the practicalities of running a business'."

2017 International Who's Who of Private Funds Formation Lawyers

2017 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer (Investment Funds)

2017 IFLR 1000 - Leading Lawyer

2016 IFC Power Women Top 200 - Citywealth Magazine

2016 Chambers Global Guide – (Investment Funds) A Notable Practitioner. "Ingrid is on my speed dial for the toughest Cayman Islands legal matters."

2016 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer (Investment Funds)

2016 International Who's Who of Private Funds Formation Lawyers

2016 IFLR 1000 - Leading Lawyer

2015 IFC Power Women Top 200 - Citywealth Magazine

2015 Chambers Global Guide – (Investment Funds) A Notable Practitioner.

"She is very responsive and very involved in complicated issues, and she has a practical knowledge of the industry," said one client.

2015 - Legal 500 - 2015 Highly Recommended for Investment Funds. "Ingrid Pierce is the 'deeply experienced' department head;"

Ingrid contributed the Cayman Islands chapter to Euromoney's Global Asset Management & Servicing Review 2014/15.

​2014 IFC Power Women Top 100 - Citywealth Magazine

2014 Acquisition International Fund Awards - Investment Funds Lawyer of the Year – Cayman Islands

2014 International Who's Who of Private Funds Lawyers - Top Ten Offshore Lawyer - "Ingrid enjoys a 'stellar reputation' in the funds sector..."

2014 Legal 500 - "Ingrid Pierce ‘does an excellent job in complicated transactions’."

Ingrid was named as one of '50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds 2013' by The Hedgefund Journal.

2013 Chambers Global Guide - "Ingrid Pierce is a very well-respected practitioner with extensive experience in the funds market. She impresses clients and peers alike as 'very personable, knowledgeable and very customer service-oriented'."

2012 Chambers Global - "Ingrid Pierce receives glowing references from clients, who say she is 'exceptional in her knowledge.' One commentator added: 'She really impressed us with her sophistication – she really made a difference'."

2011 Chambers Global - "A phenomenal lawyer."

2011 International Who's Who of Private Funds Lawyers

Ingrid is a member of the Legal Peer Advisory Group of 100 Women in Hedge Funds, a member of the Economic Club of New York and a frequent speaker at industry events. Some of her recent speaking engagements include:

  • Walkers' Funds in Focus 2016 - New York (November 2015)
  • Arthur Bell CPAs Alts Update - Panellist - International Considerations for U.S. Managers in a Global Industry (November 2015)
  • GAIM Ops – Panellist - The Hedge Fund Debate (April 2015)
  • Operations for Alternatives - Strategies for Managing the Alphabet Soup of Fund Regulatory Requirements - Palm Beach Florida (February 2015)
  • Walkers Fundamentals 2014 – London, New York, San Francisco (Oct/Nov 2014)
  • World Alternative Investment Summit Canada – Canadian and Global Regulatory Hot Topics: Panel Discussion – Niagara Falls (September 2014)
  • SALT – Cut to the Chase: Navigating Alternative Investments through the New Regulatory Era, Las Vegas (May 2014)
  • GAIM Ops – Moderator - State of Affairs Debate: Managers and Investors Share their Perspectives (April 2014)
  • Walkers Fundamentals 2013 – New York, San Francisco (Nov 2013)
  • Alternative Investment Management Association - New and Emerging Managers Series Part 3: Offshore Structuring - Toronto (September 2013)
  • World Alternative Investment Summit Canada – Canadian and Global Regulatory Hot Topics: Panel Discussion – Niagara Falls (September 2013)
  • SALT – The Inside Stuff: The Perils of an Information Advantage, Las Vegas (May 2013)
  • GAIM Ops – Conference Chairperson – General Counsel Panel; Is Your Organisation Prepared, Cayman (April 2013)
  • Walkers Fundamentals – Fundamental Change, San Francisco (November 2012)
  • Walkers Fundamentals – Fundamental Change, New York (November 2012)
  • World Alternative Investment Summit Canada – Canadian and Global Regulatory Hot Topics: Panel Discussion – Niagara Falls (September 2012)
  • Annual Conference on Globalisation of Investment Funds – AIFM Directive, Boston (June 2012)
  • SALT – A Balancing Act: Current Trends in Alternative Asset, Las Vegas (May 2012)
  • STEP Caribbean Conference - The benefits of International Financial Centres to the Global economy, Cayman (May 2012)
  • RCA Regulation & Thought Leadership Symposium - Escalating Allocator Requirements on Fund Governance and Due Diligence - New York (April 2012)
  • GAIM Ops – Conference Chairperson – Corporate Governance Oversight, Cayman (April 2012)
  • NYSSCPA Investment Companies Conference, New York (November 2011)
  • Walkers Fundamentals – Fundamental Change, New York (November 2011)
  • RCA Asset Management Thought Leadership Symposium, New York (November 2011)
  • Ernst & Young Hedge Fund Symposium, Boston (November 2011)
  • World Alternative Investment Summit Canada (September 2011)
  • GAIM Ops – Conference Chairperson – Implications of the New Regulatory Landscape for the Hedge Fund Industry (April 2011)
  • SALT – Passing the Grade: Navigating the Due Diligence Process to Secure Capital (May 2011)
  • MFA Network - Legal Roundtable: The Potential Impact of Dodd-Frank on Product Development, Innovation, Distribution and M&A, Palm Beach (February 2011)
  • Walkers Fundamentals - Changing the Game, New York (November 2010)
  • National Society of Compliance Professionals - Hedge Fund Regulatory Panel, Baltimore (November 2010)
  • RCA Asset Management Thought Leadership Symposium, New York (November 2010)
  • World Alternative Investment Summit Canada – Manager and Service Provider Liability to Investors: Where are we now? (September 2010)​

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