Professional Bio: Keisha James - Director, Advisory
Keisha is a Director in the Business Risk Advisory group at Grant Thornton in the Cayman Islands. She is responsible for leading the Advisory team and the delivery of advisory services to clients in the financial services sector.
Keisha has worked in the financial services industry for over 15 years and has held various legal, compliance and regulatory positions in the Cayman Islands as well as in the United Kingdom. Keisha is a Cayman Islands qualified attorney-at-law and worked as an associate in the investment funds team with a top Cayman Islands law firm.
Keisha has significant internal compliance experience from her roles at a LSE listed international platform trading firm as well as a EuroNext listed trust and fiduciary services provider.
Keisha’s regulatory experience includes positions with both the Cayman Islands and UK’s financial services regulators where she works with the Investment and Securities teams in Cayman and filled the role of a policy associate responsible for regulatory oversight of adherence to relevant rules and regulations relating to the banking industry in the UK.
In Keisha’s most recent role she served as an Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Officer, Money Laundering Reporting Officer and Deputy Money Laundering Reporting Officer. Keisha managed a broad range of clients including investment funds, administrators, investment managers and broker dealers. Keisha also provided advisory services to clients in multiple jurisdictions on various regulatory matters including gap analysis, audits, inspections, training, outsourcing and governance matters.
Professional qualifications and memberships
- Attorney-at-Law Cayman Islands
- LLM Masters of Law, Financial Regulations and Compliance, BPP University
- LLB Bachelors of Laws, Law, University of Liverpool
- LPC – Legal Practice Course