Nicola Cowan is a senior manager specialising in providing independent fiduciary services and insolvency and restructuring advice to offshore registered funds and companies.
Prior to joining FFP, Nicola was the in-house liquidations manager at a leading fund governance provider where she oversaw a portfolio of voluntary liquidations and strike offs and specialised in the voluntary liquidation of hedge funds and related structures.
In her previous employment, Nicola worked with KPMG as a manager in the restructuring group in the Cayman Islands office. In that role, she gained extensive experience working with directors, investment managers and fund service providers on all matters related to the closure of funds. She also managed a large portfolio of voluntary and official hedge fund liquidations, including a number of high-profile insolvencies (such as the official liquidation of several Bear Stearns funds) and conducted a significant volume of voluntary liquidations for a leading alternative investment provider. During this time, Nicola was also involved in the receivership of a large hotel development in the Cayman Islands.
Prior to working in the Cayman Islands, Nicola spent eight years at KPMG and Ernst & Young in the UK, advising on the insolvency and restructuring of a wide variety of companies in the retail, manufacturing and service sectors. She has considerable expertise in pre-pack and trading administrations, early exit distressed sales, independent business reviews and asset realisations.
A member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and the Cayman Islands Society of Professional Accountants, Nicola also holds a Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency (CPI) in the UK.