Kinetic Partners promotes Cayman insolvency specialist


Financial services advisory firm Kinetic Partners has made promotions across its global teams including one staff member based in the Cayman Islands.

Jess Shakespeare, who works in Kinetic Partners’ Insolvency and Corporate recovery group on the Cayman Islands, has been promoted to member. He has over 14 years of public practice experience with a focus on large complex cross-border insolvencies within the financial services sector acquired while working in the UK, the Cayman Islands, Australia, the US and throughout the Caribbean.

Prior to joining Kinetic in 2011, Shakespeare worked for MaplesFS where he accepted appointments as director of numerous hedge funds and structured finance vehicles, as well as acting as voluntary liquidator to hundreds of Cayman Islands companies. Prior to joining MaplesFS, Jess was a Senior Manager at KPMG in the Cayman Islands between 2002 and 2008.

Three other staff globally have been promoted to member: AnnMarie Croswell in Hong Kong and Ian Manson and Richard Crannis in London.

Claire Simm is promoted to director in London and Katrina Banh and Jason Bleau are promoted to associate director in Hong Kong and London respectively.

Julian Korek, chief executive officer of Kinetic Partners, said: “The regulatory landscape is dramatically different to five years ago. Regulators are scrutinising company procedures far more and also working together to bring international enforcement actions. Companies now have to devote more time to making sure they are keeping within the guidelines whilst running a successful business.

“This is a big challenge.  We work with companies of all sizes from start-ups to established firms to offer them our expertise regarding regulatory requirements.  This has meant growing our team and focusing on key areas, such as regulatory compliance, so we can keep offering our clients the best service.”

Jess Shakespeare, Kinetic Partners, MaplesFS, KPMG, Julian Korek, Cayman

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