Nicole Ramroop is a Director at Waystone and is based in the Cayman Islands with a practice that includes a wide range of sophisticated private investment funds. Nicole has over ten years of experience in regulatory and compliance oversight across a wide range of fund structures including, hedge funds, private equity, venture capital and bespoke structures with specialisms that include the design, implementation and management of internal controls and operating procedures. In addition, Nicole has extensive experience in performing all areas of hedge fund audits.

      Nicole has been involved in assisting numerous US and European-based open-end and closed-end funds across various investment strategies, including fund-of-one arrangements for prominent US and international investors.

      Nicole also has significant experience guiding stakeholders through various extraordinary events including, complex litigation, financial restructuring and dispute resolution matters.

      Skills and experience

      Representative Matters
      • Serving specialist investment managers that provide an alternative investment platform across private equity, fund of hedge funds and single manager hedge fund investments with AUM of over £7Bn.
      • Serving venture capital funds investing primarily in disruptive technology in the internet, mobile, telecommunications, software and e-commerce sectors.
      • Serving master-feeder hedge fund structures investing in debt-related instruments and derivatives, including government and corporate loans and bonds, asset-backed loans and mortgaged-backed loans and bonds, sponsored by a leading, specialist investment manager.
      • Serving fund-of-fund structures investing in a diversified portfolio of trading-oriented hedge funds whose strategies include equity securities, fixed income securities, foreign exchange, commodities and distressed securities in developed and emerging markets.
      • Serving hedge funds with real estate, fixed income arbitrage strategies, investing in conservative, interest bearing or dividend driven securities.
      • Serving investment management companies investing primarily in Asia-related equity securities, foreign exchange products, bonds and other interest rate and credit instruments, and commodities contracts in global markets.
      • Serving fund structures including stand-alone funds, master-feeders, mini-masters, limited partnerships (and their General Partners), segregated portfolio companies and LLC, holding companies and Special Purpose Vehicles.
      Practice Areas
      • Hedge funds
      • Private equity funds
      • Venture capital funds
      • Distressed situations
      • Bespoke fund structures
      • Advisory committees
      • Special Purpose Vehicles
      Prior Experience
      • Ernst & Young (Cayman Islands), Audit Senior, 2006-2008
      • Ernst & Young, Financial Services Office (New York), Audit Senior, 2003-2006
      Qualifications and Memberships
      • Master of Science degree in Accountancy – University of Notre Dame, 2004
      • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Science & Systems – Morgan State University, 2003
      • Member of the Cayman Islands Directors Association (CIDA)
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