Derek joined Cordium in 2011, following Cordium’s acquisition of Regulatory Solutions Limited (“RSL”) where he had worked as a senior consultant since 2005. He has over 16 years’ experience in the financial services industry, the majority of which Senior Compliance Consultant for the group. His previous roles included compliance and risk roles at Gartmore Investment Management and F&C Asset Management in the UK, having started his career in compliance with Davy Stockbrokers in Dublin.
Derek has been heavily involved facilitating the development of our global offering, having spent almost a year with our colleagues in the US working on technical integration and global sales. He has run our Regulatory Transaction Team, developed our combined FCA, SEC and CFTC product offerings, and led the build out of our technical infrastructure of our FCA software offering.
Throughout his career, Derek has gained experience in a broad range of compliance, operational risk and audit areas, covering issues from multiple jurisdictions (UK, EU, US, UAE, Japan), business types (Stock broking, Corporate Finance, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Property Asset Management, Boutique Investment Banking), product types (AIF, UCITS, UCIS investing in Equity, Property, Credit, Loans, OTC's, SWAP's, CDS) and other non-standard investment types (litigation funding, specialist private equity). He has also been involved with developing industry standards and working with regulators on changes to regulations as well as working on consultations as an adviser to the industry.