Nigel joined CCL in 2010 from UBS where he was the Chief Operating Officer of the MENA region since 2006 and responsible, inter alia, for the setting up of the firm’s offices in Dubai, Saudi Arabia and Qatar and the development of the firm’s compliance and risk control infrastructure and implementing business strategy. Prior to moving to Dubai, Nigel was the Head of Compliance for UBS Investment Bank in Switzerland and Deputy Head of Compliance for the EMEA Region. Prior to UBS Nigel was the European Head of Compliance at Bear Stearns International and the Global Head of Compliance and COO of General Re Financial Products. Nigel’s past roles have involved responsibilities for compliance in the UK, Switzerland, US, Hong Kong, Japan and across the GCC.

In addition, Nigel worked for 6 years at the UK regulator, the Securities and Investments Board (now the Financial Conduct Authority) initially as Head of the regulator’s Authorisation and Compliance Department and subsequently as a senior member of the regulator’s Enforcement department. Nigel started his career at Deloitte & Touche where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant.

Nigel graduated from the London School of Economics in 1979, was awarded an MBA with Distinction from the London Business School in 1993 and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (1982).

Recent work includes:

  • Acting as the outsourced compliance officer and MLRO for the DIFC operations of a number of blue chip firms including a major European Bank, a respected US corporate finance firm and a prestigious UK private bank
  • Working on behalf of FX clients and with the regulator to develop a regulatory regime for FX retail business out of the DIFC
  • Assisting firms in implementing robust remediation programmes required by the regulator following enforcement action
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