Claire Simm - CEO, Compliance Solutions, Europe at Waystone in United Kingdom

      Claire Simm

      CEO, Compliance Solutions, Europe

      United Kingdom
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      Claire has worked exclusively in the financial services industry throughout her career, in particular within the investment banking sector and has considerable experience of the asset management sector ranging from small firms through to listed entities.  Claire possesses a detailed understanding of the associated regulatory requirements with a particular focus on governance, compliance and risk management frameworks, and financial crime.

      At Waystone, Claire leads and aligns the European Waystone Compliance Solutions team on all operational and strategic issues, working closely with the Global CEO and the Senior Management team to develop a strategic plan in order to promote innovation, quality and high levels of service.

      Prior to joining Waystone, Claire held the role of Managing Director at Duff & Phelps (rebranded as Kroll) where she was responsible for many Skilled Person appointments on a variety of regulatory subjects including Conduct of Business, financial crime, senior management oversight, systems and controls, and Risk Management. Claire also worked closely with private equity houses and undertook regulatory due diligence across the globe on a range of financial services businesses including wealth managers, fund administrators, trust and corporate services companies and consumer credit firms. Claire also carried out operational due diligence for fund management clients on potential investment opportunities in both the US and the UK.

      Claire began her career as an auditor at Ernst and Young where she spent over four years working in financial services, specialising in large investment banks and asset managers. Claire’s experience in this role included comprehensive reviews of business processes, procedures and controls as well as financial analysis and reporting.

      Claire is a Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) and holds a degree in Economics from Loughborough University.

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