Angela Barkhouse



Managing Director

Angela Barkhouse is a Managing Director in the Restructuring practice, based in Grand Cayman. Angela will lead Kroll’s Offshore Restructuring business, where she will also co-lead both Cayman and British Virgin Islands businesses. She leverages more than 20 years of experience in financial investigations, offshore asset tracing and recovery, offshore insolvency, dispute resolution, and data analysis and intelligence.

Angela provides project management and litigation support to locate and repatriate the proceeds of fraud and corruption hidden in foreign jurisdictions. Her broad expertise in financial investigations, asset tracing and dispute resolution provide her with the knowledge to derive practical solutions to seemingly complex cross-border issues. Angela’s clients include governments, law firms, banks, corporations and NGOs. She has led high-profile and complex investigations in bribery, corruption, malfeasance, conflicts of interest, embezzlement, and stolen sovereign wealth and recovered assets for clients and victims of fraud, corruption and misconduct.

Prior to joining Kroll, Angela was a Managing Director at a leading restructuring firm and headed the firm’s Caribbean business. Some of her notable assignments include being appointed to recover assets for 1Malaysia Development, following the loss of USD 7.65 billion from its sovereign wealth fund; acting for a newly elected government in Asia investigating money laundering through the central bank with the collusion of high-ranking members of the former government and government agencies supporting multi-jurisdictional litigation for both criminal and civil proceedings in claims exceeding USD 1 billion. Angela has also acted in a number of legal firsts, including as a Liquidator over the first cryptocurrency insolvency in the Cayman Islands, for a cryptocurrency exchange which reported to have over three million users in 160 countries. She was also a Provisional Liquidator over a BVI Holdco, whose subsidiary in the UAE was alleged to be a Ponzi scheme with investors losing over USD 300 million. The recognition of the BVI Order in the DIFC was a legal first for the UAE and the individuals concerned were sentenced to over 500 years. Angela was also appointed as a Controller (equivalent to Receiver) and Provisional Liquidator over a Cayman Islands brokerage with AUM of USD 80 million to investigate issues of public concern and breaches of the Cayman Monetary Authority Law.

Angela has a long-standing interest in working against corruption and the social inequality that it causes. This has led her to provide additional advisory/take up independent roles outside of private practice, including a role as an Independent Expert on behalf of the UNDP, assessing investigation strategies for the Instance vérité et dignité (Truth & Dignity Commission) in Tunisia, and an advisory role in the strengthening of policies and capacity by the UK’s HMG Fraud Error and Debt Team.

Angela contributes regularly to international discussions on corruption and asset recovery and is also part of the Expert Roster for the Office of Integrity Compliance and Accountability for the Caribbean Development Bank. She has recently co-authored the Cayman Islands chapter in the Law Reviews 11th Annual Insolvency Review publication and is contributing to INSOL educational efforts in asset tracing and recovery.

Angela is recognized as a Global Elite Thought Leader in Investigations and Asset Recovery by Global Investigations Review and Who’s Who Legal, as well as a recommended expert in insolvency.

Angela holds an M.Sc. from London School of Economics in criminal justice policy. She is an ACFE Certified Fraud Examiner and a Fellow FCCA from the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants. She is a Member of Restructuring and Insolvency Specialists Association (RISA) in the Cayman Islands and a Member of the International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL).


Financial and operational restructuring and enforcement of security, including investigation, preservation and realization of assets for investors, lenders and companies.

Offshore Restructuring

Our Offshore Restructuring practice draws upon Kroll's broad financial services industry expertise to provide effective, timely advice and solutions.

Cross Border Insolvency

Assisting stakeholders, including creditors, investors and management, to identify solutions in contentious situations.

Bankruptcy Litigation and Solvency Disputes

Expertise in disputes involving fraud, valuation, solvency, governance, plan treatment, and avoidance actions in the bankruptcy or insolvency context.

Expert Services

Independent expert analysis, testimony, advice and investigations for complex disputes and projects.

Valuation Advisory Services

Our valuation experts provide valuation services for financial reporting, tax, investment and risk management purposes.