Linda moved to the UAE from the UK in 2018 to join AlKhair Capital (Dubai) Ltd, a Category 3A firm in DIFC with an Islamic endorsement providing investment management and advisory services to Corporates and Single-Family Office clients, where she gained extensive experience in the firm’s arranging and advising, brokerage and fund management licensed activities. Initially, Linda assisted the finance team with prudential reporting to the DFSA as well as assisting with KYC, risk registers and SWIFT controls assessments and conducting customer due diligence reviews. Linda later moved into an Authorised Individual role as the Compliance Officer and MLRO, in which she was responsible for compliance monitoring and reporting, developing new policies, including business continuity and data protection, and advising senior management on implementing new laws and regulations.
Prior to joining AlKhair, Linda worked for Barclays’ investment bank and wealth management business lines in the UK where she held the GRC role for offshore businesses. This involved overseeing onboarding policy dispensations, Risk Committee Secretariat reporting, FinCrime management tool implementation, reporting to the Infrastructure COO Office on risk and management matters, and assisting with organisational framework projects.
Linda is an Associate Member of Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment ("CISI") and graduated from the New Economic School in Moscow with a Masters degree in Finance and holds a diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance.
Recent work includes:
- Conducted the Compliance Monitoring Programme for an FSRA-regulated asset manager
- Updated AML manuals and AML Business Risk Assessments for an FSRA-regulated DNFBP and a DFSA-regulated Cat 3A firm
- Conducted AML training for an FSRA-regulated DNFBP
- Updated Data Protection templates in line with the new ADGM Data Protection Regulations 2021.