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Kay Swinburne Named as Chair of the International Regulatory Strategy Group

Dr Kay Swinburne, vice chair of financial services at KPMG UK and former vice chair of the European Parliament’s Economics and Monetary Affairs Committee, has been named chair of the International Regulatory Strategy Group (IRSG). The role was previously held by former city minister Mark Hoban. The IRSG is focused on promoting regulation that encourages…

Financial Crime Specialist Plenitude Consulting Ramps Up Executive Team

The appointment late last month of HSBC UK’s former head of financial crime compliance, Allan Clare, as senior advisor is the latest in a series of high-level appointments by financial crime risk and compliance specialist Plenitude Consulting. The hires come as the firm ramps up its RegSight obligations management platform, which helps firms identify rules…

SteelEye Eyes North American Expansion with Beacon-Led Funding Round

UK-based regulatory data integration specialist SteelEye has secured £5 million of new funding from Boston-based Beacon Equity Partners, a private equity focused on the financial technology space, to finance its expansion into the North American marketplace. The company has already opened an office in Boston and is in the process of adding 22 new staff…

Encompass Secures New Funding from Beacon

London-based Know Your Customer (KYC) automation software provider Encompass Corp. has secured new investment from Beacon Equity Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm that focuses on companies in the regulatory and compliance space, as part of a broader capital round that included existing investors. Joe Bradley will join Encompass’s Advisory Council, to sit alongside existing members Stephen Allen,…

Meet-the-Team Series:
Leigh Hill, Marketing Operations Manager

This week’s edition of our Meet-the-Team series focuses on our self-proclaimed “Jack-of-all-Trades” Leigh Hill; A-Team Group’s Marketing Operations Manager. Nearly six years ago, Leigh joined the team and hasn’t looked back! Her working life started out in sales administration, transitioned to a sales and marketing role and from there she caught the marketing bug. Her…

Meet the A-Team Series:
Andrew Delaney, CCO

Welcome to the second instalment of our Meet the A-Team series. This week, we’ll focus on our always witty capital markets guru; President and Chief Content Officer, Andrew Delaney. Andrew has been with A-Team Group “since the beginning” – 20 years ago this year. When asked how he would describe what he does here, Andrew…

Meet the A-Team Series:
Angela Wilbraham, CEO

It’s been 20 years since two enthusiastic entrepreneurs started tracking the financial technology industry in capital markets with the launch of A-Team Group.  It’s only fitting that on this esteemed anniversary, we share a little bit about those behind the scenes at your favourite content provider. Starting with the woman at the head of our…

Léo Apotheker Joins Appway

Appway, a specialist in technology for workflow automation in financial services, has appointed Léo Apotheker as the first independent member of its board of directors. Apotheker was formerly CEO of German software giant SAP, and is also former CEO and President of Hewlett-Packard. He currently sits on the boards of a number of other leading…

Kavitha Venkita Joins ACA Compliance to Lead Cybersecurity

Kavitha Venkita has been appointed to lead ACA Aponix, the dedicated global cybersecurity and technology risk advisory team at ACA Compliance Group. Kavitha will oversee all aspects of the business, including cybersecurity advisory, cyber and technology risk diligence for financial sponsors and corporates, and vendor management. She has over 20 years of experience in launching,…

RIMES Appoints Former Nasdaq CIO Anna Ewing to Board

RIMES has appointed former Nasdaq CIO, Anna Ewing, to its board of directors as a non-executive director. Ewing will bring her expertise in Financial Services technology solutions to help RIMES further expand its Managed Data Services and build out its product roadmap for its proprietary and scalable technology and platform.During her career, Anna has established…