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28 Nov

All Change





John Fullick has joined Royal Bank of Canada as EME Head of Markets Compliance and Global Head of FX Compliance.

Mirka Gastaldello has joined Banco Santander as Head of Compliance and Financial Crime.

Philippe Vollot, has joined Danske Bank as their Chief Compliance Officer and is sitting on the board.

Andrew Garnett has joined Royal London Asset Management as Head of First Line Compliance.

Brett Hames has joined Exiger as Managing Director in the London office.

Natalie Bayliss has left GAM after only 3 months in her role as Chief Compliance Officer.

Don Scott had joined TCC Group to lead their Asset Management Practice.

Natasha Meaney has moved internally at UBS and is now the Global Head of Financial Crime.

Sara Cunningham has joined Polygon Global Partners as Head of European Regulatory and Compliance.

Marco Zwick has joined the Luxembourg regulator, CSSF as Director.

Stephan Wilken has moved internally at Deutsche Bank to become Head of Financial Crime and Group Anti-Money Laundering Officer.

Tim Minall joined PayPal in August 2018 as CRO EMEA with responsibility for Risk and Compliance EMEA.




Dale Nolan has left Goldman Sachs where he was EMEA CRO for the Securities Division. Dale has joined Intercontinental Exchange as CRO, ICE Clear Europe.

John Elder has left Credit Suisse where he was EMEA Head of Market Risk Methodology to join BlueCrest Capital.

Jeremy Arnold has left Nomura to join Natwest Capital Markets as CRO replacing Martyn Brush who left at the start of the year. RBS has also hired a new group CRO, Bruce Fletcher to replace David Stephen who has moved to become CRO at Westpac.


Legal – In-House


Corporate / Investment Banking:

Greg McEneny – General Counsel at Lloyds Corporate Bank. Greg was promoted from his position as a Deputy General Counsel for the Commercial Banking arm.

Edward Bibko – Acting General Counsel for EMEA and Asia, at Jefferies Investment Bank. Edward was previously The Head of Capital Markets at Baker and Mckenzie.

Claire Montgomery – European General Counsel at Credit Suisse. Claire was previously at Jefferies Investment Bank where she was General Counsel.

John Farry – Co-General Counsel, Corporate Investment Banking at Deutsche Bank. John was promoted from his position as the Global Head of CF/GCM and Global Transaction Banking.

Susan Revel – Deputy Chair and General Counsel EMEA at BNY Mellon. Susan has maintained her position to General Counsel and has been newly appointed as Deputy Chair of EMEA.

Amelia Gibbons – Former MD, Head of Global Finance Group EMEA, Credit Suisse AG. Amelia has recently left Credit Suisse although her recent post is unknown.

Steven Bartlett – General Counsel, Citi. Steven has been promoted from his previous MD position at Citi.

Jonathan Asher – Head of Global Markets Legal at Citi. Jonathan was promoted from his position as Head of Equity Derivatives Legal.

David Reynolds – Head of Global Markets London Legal and Global Coordinator for FICC, Legal, BNP Paribas. David has recently been promoted from Head of Derivatives Legal into this position.

Investment / Wealth Management:

Lodewijk van Setten – Former Chief Operating Officer, previously General Counsel of Morgan Stanley Investment Management joins KPMG as a Senior Brexit Adviser.

Phil Coffer – General Counsel, Aviva Investors. Phil has recently been promoted to the position of General Counsel.

Margo Jensen, SVP, Head of EMEA Legal – State Street Global Advisors. Margo has been promoted from MD to SVP at State Street.

Parisha Kanani – Group General Counsel, Company Secretary and Head of Company Secretariat at Octopus Investments. Parisha joins from First State Investments.

Rachel Wheeler – Group General Counsel at GAM (Zurich). Rachel joins from Aviva Investors in London.

Oliver Heiland – European Head of Alternatives Investments Legal (Frankfurt) at Allianz Global Investors EMEA. Oliver has recently been promoted from his position as Director Legal and Compliance.


Ehsan Haque, General Counsel at LendingBlock. Former Head of Equities Legal at Nomura joins blockchain technology based FinTech, Lendingblock.

Leigh Murrin – Head of Legal EMEA at Paypal (Luxembourg). Leigh joins Paypal from GE Capital where she was the Chief Legal Operations Counsel.


Legal – Private Practice


White & Case have been hiring extensively across multiple practice areas with the additions of private equity partner Emmie Jones from Macfarlanes, disputes partners David Robertson from BCLP, Steven Baker from Cadwalader as well as capital markets partner Gilles Teerlinck from Kirkland & Ellis.

Mayer Brown have boosted their Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice with the hires of partners Sam Eastwood and Jason Hungerford, both specialising in white collar, investigations and sanctions.

Latham & Watkins has expanded their restructuring capability with Sidley Austin restructuring duo Yen Sum and Jennifer Brennan as well as adding two more magic circle partners to the London office with the hire of infrastructure partner Conrad Andersen from A&O and infrastructure M&A head Brendan Moylan from Clifford Chance.

Taylor Wessing have grown their construction disputes team with the hire of partner Jonathan Hutt from RPC.

Vinson & Elkins have hired capital markets partner Noel Hughes from Sidley Austin. He will sit in the leveraged finance team focused on international capital markets and cross-border leveraged finance. In addition, Sidley Austin have also recently lost Matthew Dening, former managing partner of London and co-head of the global finance team, to Baker McKenzie where he was previously.

Fried Frank have hired Ashar Qureshi from Freshfields to head up its EMEA transactions practice.

Ashurst have enticed back derivatives partner Christopher Georgiou from Fieldfisher who was hired to lead its alternative legal services arm Condor.

Baker Botts has brought in David Ramm a corporate partner from Morgan Lewis & Bockius, not long after corporate partners, Mark Geday, Nicholas Moore and Tomasz Wozniak joined Morgan Lewis from Herbert Smith Freehills.

Sullivan & Cromwell have made a rare lateral hire with M&A partner Jeremy Kutner from Shearman & Sterling where he headed the TMT group.

MoFo have recruited Bonoit Lavigne from Ropes & Gray into its leveraged finance team. Benoit is the latest partner to leave the firm after a string of partner exits this year across multiple practice areas.




Jeff Horowitz joined Coinbase as Chief Compliance Officer.  Jeff was previously Chief Compliance Officer for Pershing LLP.

Howard Plotkin, US Chief Compliance Officer at Royal Bank of Canada has left the firm, a search is underway for his replacement.

JD (John) DiThomas has joined Boston-based crypto finance firm Circle as Lead Compliance Manager for payments.  DiThomas previously was a Compliance Director for Santander US for two years.

Alan Halfenger has joined Optima Partners Regulatory Consulting in New York as a Consulting Partner.  He was previously a Partner at ACA Compliance Group.

Angus Hamilton joins Liberty Lending as CCO from Petal (Credit Card).

Leonardo Real joins Tether, BVI blockchain start-up as Chief Compliance Officer.  Real previously was an AML Quality Control Manager for Bank of Montreal.




Andrew Chey has joined Rabobank in Hong Kong as APAC Head of Compliance.

BNP Paribas has a new APAC Head of Markets Compliance, based in Hong Kong.

Citi has a new APAC Head of Equities Compliance, they replace someone who has taken the same role with UBS, both in Hong Kong.

Angelina Kwan, ex Head of Compliance for Hong Kong Exchange & Clearing has joined Bitmex as COO, based in Hong Kong.

In Singapore Wee Soon Tan has joined DBS in their Financial Crime and Security Services team and Beaver Chua joined OCBC as Head of Group Policy Governance, AML and CFT.