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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 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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