Keynote: Dr. Kevin Mirabile
Professor of Finance,
Dr. Mirabile is currently a Professor of Finance at Fordham University where he teaches courses on the
principles of finance, alternative investing and hedge funds. Dr. Mirabile has over 30 years of business
development, regulatory, financing, accounting, trading and sales experience in financial services dating back
to 1983. He is an author of a book on hedge fund investing entitled, “Hedge Fund Investing: A practical guide
to investor motivation, manager profits and fund performance” published by Wiley Press, January 2013 and is an
active industry consultant on the topics of hedge fund investing, operational and business model risk
assessment. Dr. Mirabile received his B.S. in Accounting from S.U.N.Y Albany in 1983, his M.S. in Banking and
Finance from Boston University in 2008 and completed his doctoral studies with a D.P.S. degree in Finance and
Economics from PACE University in May 2013.
Moderator: Christina Bodden
Partner, Maples and Calder
Cayman Islands Chapter Co-Director, HFA
Christina Bodden is a Partner in the Investment Funds group of leading international law firm, Maples and
Calder. She specializes in the structuring of private equity funds and advising on the related downstream
transactions. Christina also works extensively with major institutions and hedge fund managers and their
onshore counsel, advising on the structuring and ongoing operation of all aspects of investment funds.
Additionally, she has a particular expertise in hedge fund
side letter arrangements and fund restructurings.
Christina joined the law firm's Investment Funds group in 2004 and was elected as a partner in 2012. She is a
co-founder of the Cayman Islands location of 100 Women in Hedge Funds and serves both on their local main
committee and their philanthropic sub-committee.
John Lewis joined HighWater Limited (“HighWater”) in July 2008. HighWater was established in January 2007 and
is currently licensed by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority to carry on the business of company management.
HighWater’s core business is the provision of independent directors and related services to the alternative
John Lewis joined HighWater after six years with Butterfield Fund Services where he held the role of Managing
Director in Cayman and Regional Head of the Americas. Previously he spent two years as Vice President of Fund
Accounting with the Bank of New York in Manhattan and eight years with Ethical Funds Administration in
Vancouver, Canada where he departed with the title of General Manager and Assistant Vice President. Prior to
moving into industry, John spent six years as an auditor with PriceWaterhouse Coopers and Deloitte &
Touche in Johannesburg, London and Vancouver.
Investment Funds Group,
Maples and Calder
Michael is a partner in the Investment Funds Group at Maples and Calder, a leading international law firm.
Michael specializes in advising a wide range of financial institutions and investment managers on all aspects
of the establishment and maintenance of offshore hedge funds, private equity funds and investment fund
platforms. Michael also has extensive experience advising on ongoing transactional and restructuring issues
relating to offshore investment funds.
Michael joined Maples and Calder in 2004 from a law firm in the City of London, and was elected as a partner
in 2009. He has spoken at a number of industry events in the Cayman islands and the U.S. on a wide range of
topics and is a member of the Cayman Islands Hedge Fund Association.
Director of Business Development,
Niko Whittaker is the Director of Business Development for KPMG in the Cayman Islands. Niko oversees the
business development activities for alternative investments across audit, tax and advisory. Prior to taking
on the business development roll for KPMG Cayman, he spent 13 years as an auditor within the alternative
investments and insurance industry and is a licensed CPA in the State of New York. Niko is actively involved
in the local community initiatives and is an active member of Rotary Sunrise and a past Treasurer for the
Rotary Club of Grand Cayman and the National Trust of the Cayman Islands.
Head of Fund Services,
Monette Windsor is the CEO of UBS' flagship fund services office located in the Cayman Islands. Overseeing
130+ professionals that service hedge funds, fund of funds and private equity vehicles. She is a member of
UBS' Fund Services Management Committee, and also holds roles as the Global Head of Fund of Funds and
Marketing. She has over 13 years experience in the alternatives industry and is a member of the Canadian
Institute of Chartered Accountants. Monette is actively involved in local community initiatives and is a
member of the organizing committees of Hedge Funds Cares and 100 Women in Hedge Funds.