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David Brain – Partner at Bovill (Financial Services Regulatory Consultants)

David Brain – Partner at Bovill (Financial Services Regulatory Consultants)

  How did you get into regulatory consulting? I took a dream job at the NCIS (National Criminal Intelligence Service) as an undercover officer investigating football hooliganism.  Two days before starting, I was somewhat disappointed to learn that there had been a re-jig and I was asked to join the financial intelligence team instead.  During my time at NCIS I took my anti-money laundering diploma. I then moved into industry as a financial crime officer at Russell Investments and progressed…

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Tim Reid – Director, Financial Services Group at Grant Thornton

Tim Reid – Director, Financial Services Group at Grant Thornton

  How did you get into regulatory consulting? Whilst working for the PIA (Personal Investment Authority) I was head hunted by Robson Rhodes to run their pension outsourcing unit.  Grant Thornton then approached me for a regulatory consulting role, which I initially ran in parallel with pension review work.   Was regulatory consulting your first career choice? No, it wasn’t at the time as I didn’t have a specific career plan.  I left university with an economics degree and applied…

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David Kenmir – Partner, Conduct, Culture & Licencing, FS Risk & Regulatory Practice at PwC

David Kenmir – Partner, Conduct, Culture & Licencing, FS Risk & Regulatory Practice at PwC

  How did you get into regulatory practice? By accident!  I’m a qualified accountant and that was my first job.  I enjoyed accountancy, but I wanted to use my experience in a broader role.  I called a recruiter and, from the two jobs I was offered, I chose to accept a role in the London Stock Exchange supervision team. Was working in a regulatory practice your first career choice? No.  I planned to move into general management once I had…

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Interview with Antony Lowther – Head of Regional Compliance UK & Europe (ex Germany) at Commerzbank

Interview with Antony Lowther – Head of Regional Compliance UK & Europe (ex Germany) at Commerzbank

How did you get into compliance? I initially started by doing an economics degree, but transferred to a law degree as my original plan was to become a lawyer.  I really liked the idea of working in the City however, so I wrote a letter to the human resources departments in most of the large banks. Was compliance your first career choice? As mentioned, my aim was to become a lawyer. How did you obtain your first job in compliance?…

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Interview with Ed Maguire – MD – Regional Head of Financial Crime Compliance Europe at Standard Chartered Bank

Interview with Ed Maguire – MD – Regional Head of Financial Crime Compliance Europe at Standard Chartered Bank

  How did you get into financial crime? I spent nine years in Customs & Excise, the last five with the National Investigations Service, prosecuting Money Launderers. In February 2002 I moved across to the private sector as the DMLRO for DrKW. Was financial crime your first career choice? No, I wanted to be an Officer in the Royal Marines, but didn’t pass the Navy’s Admirals Interview Board.  None the less it was a great learning experience. How did you…

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Interview with Ian Sayers – Regional Head of Legal & Compliance Europe at Standard Chartered Bank

Interview with Ian Sayers – Regional Head of Legal & Compliance Europe at Standard Chartered Bank

  How did you get into compliance? I’ve worked at Standard Chartered Bank for over 25 years. For the first few years, I was the Deputy Company Secretary.  From there, I moved into Risk and then on to compliance about 15 years ago.   At that time, in the central compliance team there was just me, the Global Head of Legal and Compliance plus one secretary, so I was brought in to build the central compliance team. Was compliance your first…

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Interview with Andrew Clark – Financial Crime Leader EMEA, Partner at PwC

Interview with Andrew Clark – Financial Crime Leader EMEA, Partner at PwC

  How did you get into regulatory consulting? I joined PW in 1987 and qualified there as a Chartered Accountant. I moved into the Forensic practice soon after, where I specialised in fraud and criminal investigations. Was financial crime your first career choice? No, I did a degree in Materials Science and took a summer placement in a copper smelter in Australia. The accountant in this firm seemed to be doing most of the interesting and important work, and made…

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Interview with Richard Fielder – Head of Compliance at ICBC Standard Bank

Interview with Richard Fielder – Head of Compliance at ICBC Standard Bank

  How did you get into compliance? I fell into compliance by accident. My education was in law, but I followed a personal interest and joined the British Airways Pilot School.  When events led to the suspension of that programme, I got into compliance after a friend suggested it was suited to my skill-set. Was compliance your first career choice? As mentioned above, I was in the British Airways Pilot School when 9/11 happened. BA decided to put the programme…

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Interview with Jane Ibbotson – EMEA Head of Compliance at Wells Fargo

Interview with Jane Ibbotson – EMEA Head of Compliance at Wells Fargo

  How did you get into compliance? I started work at the Bank of England, initially in banking supervision and then in a range of supervision, policy and markets roles over a period of nine years.  This was a great foundation and I gained a lot of knowledge on the financial markets and how the City operates which, in turn, gave me the grounding to move into compliance. Was compliance your first career choice? I studied French and Russian, but…

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Interview with Vesna McCreery – Director of Financial Crime at RBS

Interview with Vesna McCreery – Director of Financial Crime at RBS

  How did you get into financial crime? By chance. I was hired into the legal team at Goldman Sachs, which was a new team at the time looking at the reputational risk of clients. This group grew significantly after 9/11 and earned its name of the Business Intelligence Group as it is now known.   Was financial crime your first career choice? No, I took a degree in Japanese language and literature and I thought I was going to…

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