KPMG names two new partners

KPMG in the Cayman Islands has announced that Sarah Cowell and Jennifer Frizzelle have been admitted to the partnership.

Ms Cowell will serve as head of Structured Finance and Ms Frizzelle will further strengthen the Alternative Investment practice.

‘Jennifer and Sarah have worked hard over the years and richly deserve their promotions. They bring fresh energy and a desire to promote KPMG in their respective fields. Sarah has been with KPMG for over 11 years and has worked extensively in the area of structured finance for the past six years. Her experience encompasses the provision of audit and advisory services to a wide variety of capital structures and collateral types. In her capacity as head of Structured Finance, Sarah is now also responsible for the strategic management, thought leadership and business development for this industry sector,’ said Managing Partner Theo Bullmore in a press release.

“We have an excellent opportunity to develop this crucial area for KPMG and the Cayman Islands generally,” said Ms Cowell.

‘Likewise, Jennifer has been in public accounting for over ten years and has focused on the hedge fund side of the business since joining KPMG 10 years ago. Her experience has been centred primarily on audit services, although Jennifer has worked with the advisory group within KPMG on many specific client requests. In addition to public accounting, Jennifer also spent two years as a business planner for a NYSE-listed company in the U.S., which has helped her with certain operational responsibilities that she has undertaken for KPMG,’ he said.

“Working in the Cayman Islands at this present time of exceptional growth in the hedge fund arena is very exciting. We have a fantastic hedge fund team at KPMG who are well placed to service this expanding market,” said Ms Frizzelle.

The firm has 11 partners and a full staff of 170 people. This year KPMG celebrates 40 years on the island. KPMG, through its predecessor firms, was one of the first international accounting firms to establish an office in the Cayman Islands in 1966. Established by the Jamaican offices of Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co, the firm operated initially out of the Old Fort Building, subsequently moving three times until they now occupy modern offices in Cricket Square. Spanning three centuries, the organization’s history can be traced through the names of its principal founding members – whose initials form the name “KPMG.” (Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler).

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