He brings his almost 30 years of insolvency and restructuring experience, including the last 19 years working in the Cayman Islands.
Mr. Blake spent 10 years at NatWest Bank in the U.K., with the last 18 months working in the bank’s Insolvency and Debt Recovery department in London.
In 1990 Mr. Blake joined KPMG in London, spending nine years working on the liquidations of a number of banks, including several that had previously traded in the secondary market of Latin American sovereign-backed debt.
Drawing upon this experience, Mr. Blake moved to KPMG in the Cayman Islands in January 2000 to assist in liquidating the Cayman and British Virgin Islands (BVI) subsidiaries of one of the (at the time) largest Brazilian international banks.
Staying in the Cayman Islands, Mr. Blake continued to work at KPMG taking many appointments as Joint Voluntary Liquidator of Cayman hedge funds and other entities. In addition, Mr. Blake played a significant role as one of the Joint Receivers of the underlying companies of a major Seven Mile Beach hotel and resort that went through a financial restructuring in 2012.
More recently, Mr. Blake has been appointed by the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands as an Interim Administrator over a deceased person’s estate. He has also acted as a Controller appointed by Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) under the Cayman Islands Mutual Funds Law.