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Karen Watson

Maples Fund Services Cayman Islands
work PO Box 1093, Boundary Hall Cricket Square Cayman Islands KY1-1102
Global Head of Fund Operations
Cayman Islands
work, pref+1 345 814 5765
cell+1 345 525 5827


Karen is the Global Head of Fund Operations at Maples Fund Services and is responsible for overseeing global fund operations across all Maples Fund Services offices including fund accounting and RTA processes, policies and procedures, regulatory implementation, client on-boarding, and product development. Karen has extensive experience in providing fund administration services to a wide range of investment funds, both hedge fund and private equity structures, as well as expertise in the analytical and reporting requirements of private equity and hedge funds. She also serves as a director on the boards of select hedge funds.

Professional Background

Karen joined MaplesFS in 2006. She previously worked for Fortis Prime Fund Solutions (Cayman) Limited, Ernst and Young Cayman Islands, and Grant Thornton in Canada.


University of Prince Edward Island, BCom (Hons), Accounting, 1998.

Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Canada.

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder.

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