Chris Rowland is an independent director and advisor specialising in providing independent board level governance and dispute resolution advice to a select number of companies, partnerships, trusts and other financial structures.
Currently Chris acts as a director to investment companies and other entities in the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, the US, the Channel Islands and the UK.
With his background at a ‘Big Four’ accounting and advisory practice in the Cayman Islands, Chris has over 20 years’ of experience in the Cayman Islands financial services sector, with a particular focus on hedge funds, alternative investments, SPVs, trusts and their service providers.
A highly experienced hedge fund liquidator, his expertise includes investigations into insurance companies, banks and trust companies. As a former law enforcement and government financial investigator Chris also has significant experience in relation to fraud and financial investigations, anti-money laundering, and regulatory matters, including anti-corruption and sanctions.
In his public sector roles, he has advised various bodies, such as, the Cayman Islands Compliance Association, the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority and the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force. Chris has conducted investigations and provided testimony in the UK, US and Caribbean
With decades of experience, Chris has deep insight into alternative investment and offshore financial structures and products. He routinely deals with such issues as: 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.
He is recognised in the industry as a leader and strategic advisor in contentious and complex situations.
Chris is a Caymanian national, a Notary Public and is qualified as a Certified Fraud Examiner (ACFE), a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS) and a Certified Director (Acc. Dir. – Chartered Secretaries Canada). 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.