Nic is a Senior Vice President at Estera Trust (Cayman) Limited (“Estera”), where he is the head of the Cayman Structured Finance team. The team has a particular focus on CLOs, SPVs and Asset Finance.
Nic has over ten years financial services experience in the Cayman Islands, comprising both Fund Administration and Fiduciary Directorships. His experience spans a portfolio of Funds, Asset Finance and Structured Finance vehicles, including BSL and middle market CLOs, CRE CLOs, TRS vehicles, Risk Retention financing vehicles, Green Bond and PACE Issuers, and various bespoke structures.
Prior to joining Estera in 2016, Nic was a Senior Account Manager in the Private Equity (“PE”) department of another global Fiduciary and Administration Services provider, where he served as director for a number of PE funds. Nic also led the administration for this group of funds. From this experience Nic is well-versed in Cayman Islands Companies Law and Corporate Governance regulations.
In addition to his fiduciary experience, Nic’s background as an Audit Manager at Moore Stephens Cape Town has given him a breadth of experience in various industries including media, retail, and property and manufacturing. Furthermore, Nic gained experience performing business valuations, due diligence engagements, group restructures, liquidations and tax consultation.
Nic is a member of the Cayman Islands Directors Association, the Cayman Islands Institute of Professional Accountants, the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants, and an Accredited Director with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA). Nic holds a Bachelor of Accounting Degree from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa, and a Postgraduate Honours Degree in Accounting from the University of South Africa.