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DMS Offshore wins investment services award

Fund governance firm DMS Offshore has won the category “Best Offshore Regulatory Advisory Firm” at the 2014 Hedgeweek U.S. Awards at a ceremony in New York City on May 28.  

DMS received the same award earlier this at Hedgeweek’s Global 2014 Awards. 

For both awards, DMS was selected through a poll of the magazine’s readers; the firm had no part in soliciting the award. More than 1,300 votes were cast by Hedgeweek’s U.S.-based readers for this latest award, the highest number to do so, Hedgeweek noted. 

Kathleen Celoria, executive director of DMS who is based in the firm’s New York office, accepted the award.  

“We are once again thrilled at this extraordinary recognition by the readers of Hedgeweek and by extension, the hedge fund industry,” said DMS Chief Executive Officer Anne Storie.  

Miss Nadine’s Children’s Home gets a makeover  

Staff from CIBC Bank & Trust Company (Cayman) Ltd. helped spruce up the playground of Miss Nadine Andreas Children’s Home and Pre-school. 

The 26 volunteers sanded and painted picnic tables that were donated by CIBC and built by inmates at Northward Prison. They painted the cabanas that provide shade for the children, and replaced some rotten wood and old bolts on the playground swing set and varnished it.  

“One of our goals at CIBC Bank and Trust Company (Cayman) Ltd. is to look for ways where we can make a change for the better in our community,” said Dan Wright, managing director. “As May was celebrated as the Month of the Child, naturally our focus was on the needs of children within our community. Miss Nadine’s was identified as one organization that could benefit from our assistance, and we were happy to provide that help as part of CIBC’s “Our Community Does Matter” campaign.”  

Mourant Ozannes associate admitted to Bar 

Robin Gibb was admitted as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands on May 29, following the successful completion of his articles of clerkship with Mourant Ozannes.  

Mr. Gibb attended Durham University in London, graduating with a bachelor of science degree with honors. He also holds an LLB from BPP University College and completed the Legal Practice Course (LPC) at BPP Law School in London. Prior to joining Mourant Ozannes in 2011, he gained experience at a major firm in London. 

Mr. Gibb has accepted a position as an associate in the corporate team at Mourant Ozannes.  

He is a member of RISA, the Cayman Islands Law Society and a student member of the Cayman Islands Bar Association.  

KRyS Global graduate returns  

Boutique fraud investigation and dispute resolution firm KRyS Global welcomes the return of Phillip Pierson to its Cayman Office. KRyS Global has sponsored Mr. Pierson through his studies the past six years.  

In 2008, he worked part-time while he earned his associates’ degree in accounting from the International College of the Cayman Islands. Then in 2010, with KRyS Global’s support, he was able to attend the University of Tampa to study for his bachelor’s degree in accounting. During the past year, Mr. Pierson has completed his master’s degree in accounting, passed his Certified Public Accountant exams and earned his Chartered Fraud Examiner designations.  

“We’re thrilled to have Phillip rejoin us in his new role as a senior accountant,” managing director of KRyS Global Cayman, Margot MacInnis said.  

Mr. Pierson said, “Fraud investigation and forensic accounting are very interesting to me, and I’m learning new things every day – it is one of the reasons why I love working here. I look forward to growing with the firm and I will forever be grateful for the opportunities that the firm has afforded me.”  

KRyS Global said the firm is committed to cultivating and encouraging local talent.  

“We develop long-term partnerships with promising young Caymanians to provide them with a career path for the future. Phillip is a great example of how successful these partnerships can be,” said Global Head of HR Sarah Kelly.  


Krys Global’s Sarah Kelly, Phillip Pierson and Margot MacInnis


CIBC Bank and Trust Company volunteers give the playground of Miss Nadine’s Children’s Home and Pre-school a makeover.

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