Nora O’Dwyer - Senior Associate at Waystone in United Arab Emirates

      Nora O’Dwyer

      Senior Associate

      United Arab Emirates
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      Nora O’Dwyer joined Waystone Compliance Solutions in 2022 as Senior Associate. Nora is a registered Compliance Officer and MLRO for a range of Firms in the DFSA and ADGM. Additionally, Nora provides compliance and AML support as part of the Consultancy Team and Projects Team. Nora undertakes AML and compliance work, providing outsourcing, authorisation, and projects support to ADGM, DIFC, and onshore firms.

      Nora has over ten years of experience in the financial services industry across a range of areas including compliance, depositary (traditional and real estate funds), custody, transfer agency, financial reporting, project management and fund accounting.

      Prior to joining Waystone, Nora held the role of Compliance Consultant for Northern Trust, Ireland. Nora’s role included reviewing the compliance assurance program (CAP) annually to ensure it reflected any changes in regulation/business model for both the Depositary and the Administrative legal entities, reviewing their compliance monitoring plan and performing allocated risk-based monitoring and testing reviews.

      Nora holds a Bachelor of Business Studies in Economics and Finance from the University of Limerick, Ireland and has received her professional Diploma in Compliance from University College Dublin, Ireland.

      Recent work includes:

      • Registered with the DFSA and FSRA as the Compliance Officer and MLRO
      • Ongoing compliance and AML consultancy support to DFSA and FSRA firms
      • Producing policies and manuals for DFSA, FSRA and onshore authorised firms
      • Assisting with project implementation of the DIFC Data Protection Law (DIFC Law No. 5 of 2020)
      • Delivering AML training to Firms in the DIFC and ADGM
      • Assisting applicants to obtain DFSA authorisation
      • Assisting applicants with DIFC incorporation and ancillary services following incorporation including developing a full suite of compliance documentation.
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