Michelle has oversight of the Maples Group's regulatory services business with specific responsibility for the management of standalone Automatic Exchange of Information (''AEOI'', also known as FATCA and CRS), country-by-country reporting (''CbCR'') and Depository Lite services for clients. This includes coordinating the registration, due diligence and reporting of account holders under FATCA and CRS, notification and reporting as required under CbCR, and cash monitoring, safe-keeping and oversight under the AIFMD rules. Michelle brings more than ten years of experience in the hedge fund industry and is a recognised industry expert on AEOI, as well as CbCR, and has participated in numerous industry seminars on the practical implications of these regulatory regimes. Michelle’s experience as a qualified lawyer and Chartered Accountant gives her a unique perspective into evolving laws and regulations, and she leverages this insight to help clients meet their compliance requirements.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Regulatory & Compliance
Previously, Michelle was Head of Banking and Custody at Credit Suisse AG in the Cayman Islands where she was responsible for the provision of banking and custody services to Prime Fund Services clients in the hedge fund industry. Prior to that, Michelle was Head of Fund Accounting at Fortis Prime Fund Solutions in the British Virgin Islands. Michelle also held a managerial position at Pricewaterhouse Coopers in New Zealand. Michelle began her career as an accountant at Hunter Brocklebank Dey Chartered Accountants and as an accountant and then manager with Rutherfords Chartered Accountants.
Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand, College of Chartered Accountants, 1996.
Qualified Barrister and Solicitor, Admitted to the Bar, High Court of Dunedin, New Zealand, 1993.
University of Canterbury, New Zealand, LLB, BCom, Accounting, 1992.
Cayman Islands Update: Additional Updates on AEOI and the DITC Portal
Cayman Islands Update: Further Changes on the CRS Form, DITC Portal and CbCR Regime
Outsourcing in a New Normal for Alternative Funds
BVI AEOI Update: CbCR and CRS Deadlines Extended
BVI Country-by-Country Reporting Guidance Released and Updated CRS Guidance Notes
AIMA Global Policy & Regulatory Virtual Forum