Nicola Cowan has considerable expertise in pre-pack and trading administrations, early exit distressed sales, independent business reviews and asset realizations. As Manager of DMS Corporate Services Ltd (DCSL), she oversees a portfolio of voluntary liquidations and strike offs and specializes in the voluntary liquidation of hedge funds and related structures.
Prior to joining DMS, Ms. Cowan was employed with KPMG, serving 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, she was also involved in the Receivership of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Grand Cayman.
Prior to working in the Cayman Islands, Ms. Cowan served for 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.
A member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and the Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants, Ms. Cowan also holds a Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency (CPI) in the UK.