Perla Nunez de Cohen – Independent Director, Governance
Mrs. Nunez de Cohen brings over 18 years of experience in the securities and financial services sector to the Fund’s Board. Her connections globally with key banks and financial firms provide a deep network to call upon in service to the Fund.
Mrs. Nunez de Cohen also serves as a compliance officer for Julius Baer, Panama, which is part of the Julius Baer group with CHF 254 Billion AUM (2013).
Prior, she served as a compliance executive for Athena Capital Inc., a private wealth advisory firm.
Mrs. Nunez de Cohen also served as Head of International Accounts for 16 years with Wall Street Securities, a firm with over $1Billion USD assets under management.
Michael Parton, BA, MA, ACA – Independent Director, Governance
Mr. Parton brings over 22 years of experience in the hedge fund and financial services sector to the Fund’s Board. As the Founder of Family Office Services Limited, Mr. Parton was responsible for approximately $250m of assets under management.
Mr. Parton was based in the British Virgin Islands for 10 years, was a founding council member of the BVI Association of Mutual Fund Practitioners, and his firm gained the first fund administration licence issued in the territory.
Mr. Parton has served as the Treasurer and Vice-President for the Turks and Caicos Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Parton began his career in the City of London with Touche Ross (now Deloitte and Touche) qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1990.
St. John’s College, Cambridge University, is where Mr. Parton was educated.
Néstor Castillero – Managing Director
Mr. Castillero is responsible for execution of trades and meeting all governance, regulatory, and reporting requirements for Physical Gold Fund SP, as well as overall daily operations.
Prior to Physical Gold Fund SP, Mr. Castillero acted as an Investment Advisor to the Luxembourg-regulated Precious Metals Fund – LFP Prime SICAV SIF.
Experience in the financial, securities, law, and real estate sectors have provided Mr. Castillero with a broad range of knowledge which adds to the robustness and continual improvement of processes and risk mitigation.
Mr. Castillero holds licenses as a registered Fund Manager, Stock Broker, Investment Manager, Real Estate Broker, and Certified Public Translator for the jurisdiction of Panama.
Mr. Castillero holds a degree in Law and Political Sciences from the Universidad Santa Maria la Antigua and a Graduate Diploma in Banking and Financial Services from Boston University.