United States Funds

Carne provides support for US and non-US investment managers, helping them to meet their regulatory, governance and distribution requirements.

Non-Us Funds

We can advise US-based investment managers on their non-US operational and distribution requirements, including establishment of offshore vehicles in a range of jurisdictions. We draw on a diverse network of highly experienced international Carne funds professionals who can support the launch or redomiciliation of funds to the Cayman Islands, Channel Islands, Luxembourg or Ireland. We also work with US managers interested in other jurisdictions or in implementing an effective global distribution strategy.

US 40 Act Funds

For investment managers interested in promoting funds in the United States under the 40 Act legislation, Carne can advise on the steps to take in meeting the regulatory and legal requirements and establishing the sound governance foundation needed to succeed.

We work with providers of US Series Trusts to help managers new to the US market to launch with the required reporting and oversight in place. We can provide initial guidance on formulating a distribution strategy for the US market as well as advising on appropriate fee structures, TERs and product development issues.

Delaware Funds

We can provide highly experienced and US-resident fund directors for the boards of Delaware funds. Carne is regarded as a leading global provider of independent and unconflicted governance services for investment managers and we can bring that respected culture of professional oversight to the boards of Delaware funds. Our US-resident directors have in-depth experience of the US funds industry and are familiar with the operational, regulatory and distribution objectives of Delaware domiciled investment vehicles.


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Carne Global Financial Services Limited
310 East
46th Street
NY NY 10017

Bridge in New York

US Fund Directors

Doug Lindgren

Doug Lindgren

Joe Hardiman

Joe Hardiman

Email: joe.hardiman@carnegroup.com
Phone: +1 732 642 5808
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Scott Craven Jones

Scott Craven Jones

Joe Hardiman

Joe manages Carne’s New York office and has over 25 years’ of experience in the asset management industry. Joe is a seasoned fund director, and has 15+ years of board experience in Luxembourg, the Cayman Islands and the US. His product development and management proficiency along with his extensive experience in the oversight of external service providers to collective investment funds is highly valued by his current clients.

Joe currently sits on the boards of hedge funds and traditional long only funds and aids US and Canadian fund managers with their offshore structuring and global distribution requirements. Joe regularly advises on the creation of UCITS and AIFMD compliant vehicles and has an extensive record in project managing sophisticated fund launches.

Joe spent 13 years at American Express, acting as a director on the boards of its hedge funds, UCITS range and private equity funds and overseeing its offshore collective investment funds business. Prior to this he worked at Alliance Bernstein, where he managed financial controls and operational risk.


Scott Craven Jones

Scott is an independent director and risk officer serving on U.S. and offshore long only and hedge fund boards. With a 25 year track record in the investment industry, he has worked at the senior executive level in ’40 Act and alternative fund firms where he has managed critical business and risk activities, including operations, client servicing, legal, compliance, distribution, IT, human resources, corporate development, strategic planning, and treasury.

Among previous positions, Scott was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Aurora Investment Management and Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Calamos Asset Management. Between 2000 and 2005 he held senior roles at Northern Trust Global Investments, including as Global Chief Operating Officer of Northern Trust’s passive and quantitative business. He has also worked as an attorney and head of the separate account business for Nuveen Investments, as well as a corporate and securities law attorney at Schiff Hardin in Chicago.

Scott graduated from Trinity College, CT, and has a Juris Doctorate from Northwestern University School of Law. He is a member of the CFA Institute and CFA Society of Chicago, and completed the CIMA Program at the Wharton School. He sits on the Investment Committee of the Chicago Community Trust and the Board of Directors of the Geneva Lake Association.


Doug Lindgren

Doug Lindgren is a Senior Advisor to Carne Group. A highly experienced and well-recognized leader in the asset and wealth management industries, Mr. Lindgren works with Carne and its clients on an advisory basis to implement outsourced fund management solutions.

Mr. Lindgren was previously a Managing Director and Global Head of UBS Wealth Management’s platform of investment funds, where he developed and managed the wealth management industry’s leading offering of investment funds. Under his leadership, the offering consistently outperformed relevant peer groups and benchmarks and grew to over $300 billion in client assets. His global responsibilities included manager selection, product development, risk management, and distribution support. During his eleven years with UBS, Mr. Lindgren held positions in New York and Zurich and was deeply involved in building, managing and distributing traditional and alternative investment funds through the UBS Global Wealth Management client franchise. The seven years he spent running global businesses out of Zurich provided him with invaluable insights into the distribution of funds in Europe and Asia as well as certain other developed and emerging markets.

Prior to UBS, Mr. Lindgren was a Managing Director at U.S. Trust where he built and managed their alternative investment business and before that he was President and Managing Principal of Inco Venture Capital Management, a firm managing private equity funds on behalf of institutional investors.

Mr. Lindgren’s expertise spans virtually all asset classes and investment strategies and includes the management and distribution of numerous types of funds in various jurisdictions around the world, including registered funds (’40 Act, BDCs, UCITS and AIFs), private funds, and managed accounts.

Mr. Lindgren received his AB in Economics from Columbia College and his MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School. He also served as an Adjunct Professor for 14 years at Columbia Business School, where he taught courses on various topics in the field of alternative investments.