Carwyn Evans - Managing Director at Waystone in United Kingdom

      Carwyn Evans

      Managing Director

      United Kingdom
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      Carwyn has been working in financial services governance, risk and compliance for almost 25 years. During this time, he has led a large global compliance team across three continents; worked as a regulator with the UK’s Financial Services Authority (now the FCA); delivered complex consultancy projects as Senior Manager at Deloitte and has led Waystone’s ESG and Financial Crime service offerings across a number of jurisdictions.

      Prior to starting his compliance career, Carwyn graduated with a BA (Hons) degree in Environmental and Social Impact. His first role as a graduate was as a Waste Reduction Consultant, funded by the EU to support firms in reducing their waste and environmental footprint, thus saving those firms large sums. Since ESG regulations have been evolving across Europe, Carwyn has been advising clients on several ESG regulation and framework projects. He has supported several firms with their engagement with their regulators and has helped demystify the complexity of ESG rules for many of his clients.

      Carwyn is a member of the Association of Professional Compliance Consultants’ ESG working group, where he contributes to driving best practice and education of ESG matters across the compliance consulting community in the UK. Carwyn also engages directly with the FCA, where he provides industry feedback on the challenges of ESG regulations, data gaps and industry education requirements to the FCA.

      Carwyn is a frequent public speaker, talking to audiences across multiple jurisdictions, covering ESG, regulatory risk management, RegTech and financial crime.

      His most recent work includes:

      • SFDR Article 6-8 transition for large private equity funds
      • Review of ESG integration into hedge fund’s decision-making process and policy framework
      • Assurance on SFDR compliance, UNPRI reporting, NZAM reporting and UK Stewardship Code reporting for a global investment manager
      • Supported US firm in developing an SFDR-aligned framework that opened access to large EU institutional investors
      • Managing dual regulatory engagement between the FCA and Malta FSA’s financial crime teams
      • Advising one of the world’s largest brands on AML and Sanctions regulation
      • Transitioned two long-standing Irish UCITS from Article 6 to Article 8
      • Supported several investment managers with their SFDR projects, including responding to CBI and CSSF
      • Delivered presentation to over 100 industry partners on the convergence of SDR and Consumer Duty in the UK
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