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Karen Watson

Regional Head of Fund Services - Americas Fund Services, Regulatory & Compliance Cayman Islands
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Karen has overall responsibility for the business operations of the Maples Group’s fund services business in the Americas. She has over 20 years of financial services experience, the majority of which has been in hedge fund and private equity fund administration. She has served as a director on several hedge fund boards and has extensive regulatory expertise.


Previously, Karen worked for Fortis Prime Fund Solutions (Cayman) Limited, Ernst and Young Cayman Islands, and Grant Thornton in Canada.


Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Canada.

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder.

Chair of the Cayman Islands Fund Administrators Association's FATCA/CRS/AML Committee

Chair of the Cayman Islands Chapter of CPA Canada.


Fund Services


University of Prince Edward Island, BCom (Hons), Accounting, 1998.


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