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Nikki Wood

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Nikki is an associate of Maples and Calder's Regulatory & Financial Services team in the Maples Group's Cayman Islands office.  Her practice focuses on regulatory matters impacting asset managers, investment funds, banks, administrators, trusts and family offices.  Nikki advises on Cayman Islands Monetary Authority inspections, anti-money laundering, sanctions, counter proliferation and terrorist financing, data protection, economic substance, beneficial ownership and automatic exchange of information obligations.


Nikki joined the Maples Group in 2021.  She is a dual qualified solicitor and accountant, with over 15 years of financial services and legal experience focusing on asset management. 

Nikki was previously head of legal and compliance for the investment manager to the Barclays Bank UK Retirement Fund where she acted as the investment manager's compliance officer and money laundering reporting officer.  Nikki was a material risk taker and senior manager within the Financial Conduct Authority Regime at Barclays Bank PLC.  Her other roles included head of fund governance for Barclays Asset Management Limited and chief risk and compliance officer for a leading independent financial services firm in the Cayman Islands. 


Nikki is a member of Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accounts (CIIPA), Cayman Finance and the Cayman Islands Compliance Association.


Regulatory & Financial Services Advisory


2011 – Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (not practising)


University of Kent, UK, LLB, English and French Law, 2005  

BPP University Law School, London, UK, Debt, Equity and Private Acquisitions (Distinction), 2009

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Advanced Tax, 2013 


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