Mr. Rowland is the co-founder of FFP (Cayman) Limited, a Cayman Islands-based company specialising in providing independent governance to a limited number of select investment vehicles. He currently sits as a board director on a variety of investment companies and other entities in the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, the US, the Channel Islands and the UK.
Chris has over two decades of experience working within the financial services sector in the Cayman Islands and the Caribbean, with the last 20 years primarily focused on hedge funds, alternative investment vehicles, SPV’s, trusts and the service providers to them. He has advised clients in relation to Anti-Money Laundering Laws and Regulations, anti-corruption and sanctions, and has been responsible for the review of SAS 70 and SSAE16 reports prepared for fund administrators.
He has acted as an independent director and advisor specialising in providing independent board level governance and dispute resolution advice to companies, partnerships, trusts and other financial structures.
Chris has also acted as a liquidator of alternative investment vehicles and has been involved in the liquidation and investigation of other financial entities including partnership vehicles, insurance companies, trust companies and other trading entities.
From many years of dealing with all manner of issues Chris has developed a deep insight into alternative investment and other offshore financial structures and products. Such issues include service provider responsibilities, valuation, redemption and side letter disputes, complex and illiquid assets, and other issues such as communication and relationship break downs, fraud, claims, regulatory investigations, disputes, restructurings, indemnification practices, claw backs and litigation.
Chris is a Caymanian national who is permanently resident in the Cayman Islands. He is a Notary Public in and for the Cayman Islands and qualified as a Certified Fraud Examiner (ACFE) and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS). He is a member of the Cayman Islands Directors Association, the Cayman Islands Compliance Association, INSOL International and the Restructuring and Insolvency Specialists Association in the Cayman Islands. Chris is also registered with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority as an Approved Director.