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TP ICAP Hires Head of Compliance

Intermediary giant TP ICAP has appointed senior US regulator Amir Zaidi as its new global head of compliance. Zaidi previously spent nine years with the US Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CTFC), which regulates the US derivatives market – most recently as Director, Division of Market Oversight. He also worked as Legal Counsel & Policy Advisor…

New Money Laundering Division for FinCEN

The US-based Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has launched its Global Investigations Division (GID), which will be responsible for implementing targeted investigation strategies rooted in FinCEN’s unique authorities under the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) to combat illicit finance threats and related crimes, both domestically and internationally. Matthew Stiglitz, a former Principal Deputy Chief in the…

Revolut Hires Financial Crime Head

Digital challenger bank Revolut has hired Philip Doyle as its new head of financial crime. His previous roles include head of financial crime at UK-based clearing bank ClearBank and fraud prevention manager at Visa. The new hire comes following recent queries by UK regulators around Revolut’s money laundering controls, amid a record number of complaints…

Applicants Sought for New York RegTech Trade Mission

A-Team Group is delighted to partner with the UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) to call for applications from UK RegTech businesses (specifically companies with a focus on regulatory monitoring, reporting and compliance) to participate in its upcoming 2019 UK RegTech Trade Mission to New York. Taking place November 13-15 in New York City, the…

Scope Markets Hires New Head of Compliance

Eliza Eliadou has joined Scope Markets, an online institutional trading platform, as its Group Head of Compliance. Eliadou joins from London Capital Group, where she worked for two years starting in 2017. She was formerly with global brokerage firm easyMarkets. Scope Markets is in a period of expansion, in July teaming up with Gold-i, a…

Gresham House Appoints Head of Compliance

Alternative asset manager Gresham House has appointed Geoff Lambert as Head of Compliance, effective from August 19, 2019. Based out of the firm’s London office, Lambert will report to Samee Khan, General Counsel and Company Secretary of Gresham House. Lambert joins Gresham House from Nikko Asset Management Europe (NAME), where he led the compliance team…

Samantha Miller Joins Visible Alpha as CPO

MiFID II investment research specialist Visible Alpha has appointed Samantha Miller to the newly created post of Chief Product Officer. Miller joins from Dun & Bradstreet where she was Vice President of Global Product Portfolio Strategy and Management. Prior to Dun & Bradstreet, she led a division at LexisNexis as a General Manager and VP…

Garry McClure Joins Delta Capital as Head of KYC

Garry McClure has joined the London office of financial services professional services firm Delta Capital to head up the firm’s KYC business, starting from September 2019. McClure was a previously a managing director at HSBC responsible for global KYC operations across investment, commercial and retail banking. Prior to that he headed up client onboarding at…

First Derivatives Founder Brian Conlon Dies

Brian Conlon, the Northern Irish founder and CEO of the £1 billion+ FinTech firm First Derivatives, lost his battle with cancer on July 28, 2019 at the age of 53. Conlon started at KPMG and worked briefly at Morgan Stanley and software firm Sunguard before starting First Derivatives. He listed the company in 2002 but…

NeoXam Hires New Data Expert

Buy-side software provider NeoXam has appointed Philipp Sfeir to head up its DACH (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) business. Sfeir was most recently Head of Data Management at Zürcher Kantonalbank, one of the top four banks in Switzerland, and since 2016 has been President of the Swiss Information Providers User Group (SIPUG). Florent Fabre, COO of…