Captive International Cayman Awards: asset manager

Winner: Hugh Barit, chairman and CEO, Performa

Highly commended: Stephen Price, portfolio manager, RBC

Highly commended: Lisl Lewis, head of Caribbean office, London & Capital

Hugh Barit founded Performa in December 1992 and is currently chairman and chief executive officer of the company. Prior to forming Performa he was vice president and director of offshore marketing for The Matuschka Group, a large global asset management company with offices in Munich, Zurich and London. He began his career at IBM in 1983 where he was responsible for marketing the firm’s products to multinational insurance companies.

Stephen Price has been with RBC since September 2001 and began his financial services career as an analyst with a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. He has lived primarily in the Cayman Islands, but has studied and worked in several other countries, including South Africa and Spain. He has studied at Cornell University, the University of London and Cambridge University, and received his Chartered Investment Manager designation from the Canadian Securities Institute.

Lisl Lewis joined the London and Capital institutional team in November 2015, and manages the Barbados office, where she provides further support and expert services to its network of Caribbean clients. She has more than 20 years of investment experience and has first-hand experience of the unique investment needs of captives, insurance managers and private clients. She also headed her own specialist consulting business in Barbados, which included providing corporate directorships for captive insurers, international businesses and private banks.