The global consultancy's expansion to the Cayman Islands is a response to the increasing growth in the firm’s overall regulatory services.
Mourant, a law firm-led professional services business, has appointed Amy Gurm to head up the newly-launched Mourant Consulting offering in the Cayman Islands.
Joining Gurm (pictured) in the growing Cayman-based Mourant Consulting team is Yara Henry, who has been appointed as associate director.
Gurm, who was previously director of Mourant Consulting in Jersey, has relocated to the Cayman Islands to lead the consultancy business as director. She has more than 15 years’ experience as a risk and regulatory professional across financial services, public and other regulated business. Gurm's expertise covers AML, corporate governance, internal audit and regulatory advisory services across funds, bank and trust companies and fund administrators.
Henry has over 18 years’ experience in the financial services industry in the Cayman Islands, with technical expertise in the banking and trust sectors. Prior to joining Mourant Consulting, Henry was a chief analyst in the Banking Supervision Division at the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA). She also has experience working on the Cayman Islands’ National Risk Assessment, where she was a member and co-chair of two working groups.
Mourant Consulting managing director Mike Jones said: “We’re proud to launch this new offering in the Cayman Islands. Mourant Consulting in Jersey has been a huge success and Amy has played an integral part in that, so we’re sure she’ll grow the business to be just as successful in the Cayman Islands. Her expertise in risk and compliance makes her the ideal fit to lead this new service. The launch is a direct result of growing demand for our regulatory services and will further strengthen our client offering.
“Yara brings with her a wealth of experience in financial services regulation in the Cayman Islands and will be a valuable asset to the team.”
Working in collaboration with the firm’s regulatory legal practice, Mourant Consulting in the Cayman Islands will offer a depth of regulatory knowledge combined with secure expertise to help financial services’ clients build long-term strategies to enhance their governance, risk and compliance culture and navigate the changing regulatory landscape.
Mourant Consulting also launched a base in Guernsey in September 2022.