Dawn Howe joined Genesis Fund Services Ltd. in January 2018 as a Director and in-house Legal Counsel. Dawn qualified as a solicitor in 2001 whilst working with Stephenson Harwood in London. In 2003, Dawn joined the in-house legal team at Mellon Financial Corporation based in their London headquarters. Dawn then returned to private practice in 2006, when she joined Maples and Calder as an associate in their investment funds team, being promoted to a partner in 2010. During her time at Maples and Calder, Dawn worked in each of their Cayman Islands, Jersey and London offices, before joining Walkers as a partner in their global investment funds team in September 2013.
Dawn is admitted as a solicitor in both England and Wales and the Cayman Islands. Dawn currently serves on the executive committee of AIMA Cayman where she is Chair of the Legal and Regulatory Committee and previously served on the Cayman Finance Investment Funds Sub-Committee where she chaired the Investment Funds Regulatory Working Group. During her legal career, Dawn specialised in all aspects relating to the formation and ongoing operation of open and closed-ended investment vehicles, has experience in establishing managed accounts and investment fund platforms and has extensively advised many distressed funds and funds undergoing restructuring programmes. Dawn currently provides independent directorship services to a diverse portfolio of both private and institutional clients, whose structures utilise a wide range of alternative investment strategies operating in both established and emerging markets.
Dawn holds a Bsc, Accounting and Law (Joint Honours) from Southampton University in the UK.