Strategic Service Providers

Custodian Bank (non-bullion assets): CIBC Bank Cayman
CIBC FirstCaribbean is a major Caribbean bank offering a full range of market-leading financial services in Corporate Banking, Retail Banking, Wealth Management, Credit Cards, Treasury Sales and Trading, and Investment Banking.  It is the largest, regionally-listed bank in the English-and Dutch speaking Caribbean. The bank has over 3,400 staff; 69 branches, 22 banking centres, and seven offices in 17 regional markets.

Fund Administrator: Trident Fund Services
Trident Trust is the leading independent provider of corporate, trust and fund services to the financial services sector worldwide, with clients that include more than half of the world’s largest banks and brokerage firms, leading law and accounting firms and high net-worth individuals and their families. Trident has 34 offices in 24 jurisdictions offering clients access to a range of services that extends from traditional corporate domicile representation to the administration of complex trust and fund structures. Our global footprint ensures that we service our client base across the world’s time zones.

Fund Auditors: Ernst & Young
Ernst & Young provides independent audit, tax, and advisory services globally. It was the third largest professional services firm in the world by aggregated revenue in 2012 and is one of the “Big Four” accounting firms. It has 167,000 employees and more than 700 offices in more than 140 countries.

Bullion Auditors: Grant Thornton
The people in the independent firms of Grant Thornton International Ltd provide personalized attention and the highest quality service to public and private clients in more than 100 countries. Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the six global audit, tax and advisory organizations.

Precious Metals Agent: AFE Custodial Company (AFECC)
AFE Custodial Company (AFECC) is part of the Anglo Far-East group, and provides logistics support to institutions, funds, and trusts in the market of good delivery gold and silver bullion. AFECC handles the full range of acquisition, storage, and liquidation of good delivery metal on behalf of the Fund.

Legal Counsel: Solomon Harris, Cayman
Solomon Harris is a full service corporate/commercial law firm specialising in international offshore work with recognised expertise in a number of niche areas, including investment funds, captive insurance, capital markets and corporate restructuring/insolvency. The firm has developed a reputation as one of Cayman’s top tier firms for providing effective offshore legal solutions, both promptly and efficiently. The firm continues to be recognised as a top ranking Cayman firm by the leading UK international law firm directories, such as Chambers Global and Legal 500 and is perceived in the market as a more “nimble” alternative to its larger competitors with a complement of very experienced lawyers across all work groups.