Athena International Management

Wisdom in Governance Solutions

Founded in 2005, Athena was the pioneer of boutique governance firms in the Cayman Islands. We are proud to continue our culture of setting the pre-eminent standard for governance solutions to the alternative investment funds community and beyond.

Our clients are our focus: Building lasting and trusted relationships, making genuine, value added contributions to the businesses of the investment managers we serve and setting the highest standards in governance. This is why we choose to concentrate on our core business of governance serving as independent directors and advisory board members.

Our directors have decades of experience in the alternative investment funds industry. We sit on boards managed by some of the worlds’ largest and most prestigious investment managers.

Read more about our independent director services and how we can help you achieve your governance objectives.

Athena International Management Limited – A specialist provider of independent directors and governance-related services to the global alternative investment industry.

  • Providing a Fresh Perspective on Corporate Governance: We have commercial experience and a practical approach. Our innovative solutions and thought leadership are underpinned by a wealth of expertise and professional experience.

  • Capacity Constraints: We strictly limit the number of client relationships so that we are personally available to meet your needs and have sufficient time to fulfill our duties and obligations.

  • Adding Value: We are passionate about adding value to our client’s business, challenging them to meet the highest standards and creating solutions for their ever-changing needs.

  • True Independence: We maintain complete independence from legal counsel, fund administrators and other service providers to the fund to avoid conflicts of interests in line with global regulatory independence standards and stakeholder expectations.

  • Relationship Driven: Our personalised approach ensures that we are in touch with our client’s businesses and needs, striving to consistently exceed expectations.

  • Governance Solutions: We offer governance solutions to a wide variety of alternative investment fund structures, fund management companies, and structured finance vehicles.







Allison Nolan is the founder of Athena and leads the provision of directorship services for the company, with particular emphasis on services to the investment funds industry. From her background as a partner in a leading offshore law firm and her transaction management experience, Allison has developed a wealth of expertise in the international financial services arena and has extensive knowledge of the legal and regulatory framework in the Cayman Islands and other offshore jurisdictions. This experience, together with her commercial approach, means that she is able to offer an unparalleled excellence of service as an independent director.