Karen Zyp joined Holowesko Partners Ltd. in 2003. Karen is the Chief Compliance Officer and is responsible for the monitoring and reporting of regulatory and compliance obligations (including those related to AML/KYC/FATCA/CRS matters) with regulators located in the United States, The Bahamas, and the Cayman Islands. Karen is also responsible for addressing ongoing due diligence requirements related to counterparties and brokers and monitoring the financial reporting of HPL investment funds and managed accounts. This includes reviewing and overseeing the preparation of monthly NAV packages and HWM calculations as well as annual financial statement audits, investor reporting activities by the Administrator and tax filing matters by the funds’ tax advisors.
Prior to joining HPL, Karen was the Executive Manager overseeing Operations, Shareholder Services and Financial Control at Fortis Fund Services (Bahamas) Limited from 2000 to 2003. Prior to her time at Fortis, Karen worked from 1989 to 1999 at KPMG as part of the audit services teams in Canada, The Bahamas and Ireland with an emphasis on government entities in Canada and financial services in The Bahamas and Ireland.
Karen is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario Canada where she received her Honours Bachelor in Business Administration (Cooperative Option) in 1989. She is a CPA CGA with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada and a CFE with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners in the USA.