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Karen Watson

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

Expertise

Karen has overall responsibility for the business operations of Maples Fund Services in the Americas. She has over 19 years of financial services experience, including 15 years in hedge fund and private equity fund administration. She serves as a director on several hedge fund boards and has extensive regulatory expertise. Karen currently serves as chair of the Cayman Islands Fund Administrators' Association's FATCA/CRS committee and vice-chair of the Cayman Islands Chapter of CPA Canada.

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.

Education

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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