Since RQC Group was founded in 2007, currently servicing clients with AUM in excess of $580 billion, we have built a solid reputation as having an in-depth understanding of regulatory requirements and industry best practice, based on our following service level priorities:
A collaborative approach to pragmatic and commercial regulatory advice
Provision of a compliance infrastructure that meets institutional investor expectations
Exclusively senior consultants experienced in advising C-level executives working with clients
An importance placed on instilling a confidence in our clients to navigate the ever-changing regulatory environment
A priority to understand your business to provide clear compliance solutions tailored to your needs and business growth
Fluent cross border expertise in Europe and the United States
Founder & CEOTel: +44 (0) 207 958 9124 | Mob: +44 (0) 207 958 9124 | Email: [email protected]
Robert is the founder and CEO of RQC Group. Robert founded the RQC Group in 2007 as a commitment to delivering premier compliance expertise to financial services firms who are serious about building an institutional quality business - an ethos that remains core to all our business lines of Compliance Consulting, Regulatory Hosting and e-Learning. Robert started his career as a lawyer in San Francisco / Silicon Valley during the dot com boom in the 90s – experiences that allowed him to thrive in an environment where legal and regulatory staff creatively found pragmatic solutions to help the business to grow from strength to strength. Relocating to London in 2006, Robert has spent the last fifteen years advising firms on all aspects of UK and U.S. regulations during a period where it’s become essential for firms to get sound cross-border technical analysis and advice.
Robert is passionate about helping clients navigate FCA, SEC, CFTC and related regulations in an integrated fashion. He understands the importance of compliance when raising capital from the top tier of institutional allocators, and works with c-level executives to connect the dots on both a strategic and day–to–day level.
DirectorTel: +44 (0) 207 958 9119 | Mob: +44 (0)7917 838 117 | Email: [email protected]
Darryl is the COO, CCO and CRO of Capricorn Fund Managers Limited (Capricorn) and a director of the RQC Group, part of the Capricorn group of companies. Darryl joined Capricorn in February 2013 as COO and has experience in running the operations and finance side of hedge funds and dealing with administrators. Prior to joining Capricorn, he listed an insurance broker on the AIM market and was the COO of the Stenham Group, an international financial services group providing alternative asset management investment solutions (hedge fund of funds ($3.6bn) and property funds (€3bn).
After qualifying as a chartered accountant with Deloitte, London, in 1991 he remained there until 1998 before joining a client, Primedia, an international media group, as Commercial Director responsible for the European operations, corporate finance and tax planning. He is also an advisor to Wilson Financial Services based in Mumbai and Mauritius.
Managing DirectorTel: +44 (0)7880 039 962 | Mob: +44 (0)7880 039 962 | Email: [email protected]
Barrie is the Managing Director of the UK Consulting team and the RQC Advisory Hosting platform, where he also serves as the Compliance Officer (SMF16) and Money Laundering Reporting Officer (SMF17).
Originally working in the life and pensions industry where he qualified as a Chartered Insurer in 1992, Barrie moved into asset management compliance in 1994 and has held senior compliance roles at Legal & General Investment Management, Augustus Asset Managers Limited and State Street Global Advisors Limited where he was Head of UK Compliance and Chief Compliance Officer (SEC). Prior to joining RQC Group in 2012, Barrie was Director of Compliance at Affiliated Managers Group Limited where he had responsibility for compliance oversight of AMG’s global operations in London, Dubai, Sydney and Hong Kong
Managing DirectorTel: +44 (0) 207 958 9118 | Mob: +44 (0) 7900 742 212 | Email: [email protected]
Matthew is the Managing Director of RQC Group and is a financial services professional, focussing on regulation and compliance, with over 22 years’ experience. He started his career in the compliance departments of Morgan Grenfell Asset Management and Nomura Asset Management. He then joined IMS Consulting as a compliance consultant.
After 7 years he went back into the industry and became the registered Compliance Officer and Money Laundering Reporting Officer (FCA) and Chief Compliance Officer (SEC) at GML Capital LLP, a boutique asset manager specialising in emerging market credit. In 2013 he joined RQC Group and he is currently a Managing Director of this organisation.
Managing Director (USA)Tel: +1 (646) 751 8726 | Mob: +1 732 2337559 | Email: +1 (646) 751 8726
Allison is the Managing Director of RQC Group in New York and a regulatory consultant, focused on the private fund industry, with over 23 years’ experience in financial services. Before joining RQC Group in 2017, Allison was a Director on the regulatory team at Duff & Phelps New York and the US technical liaison for both the London and Hong Kong offices. While at Duff & Phelps, Allison assisted clients in developing and implementing compliance infrastructures designed to meet regulatory requirements and industry best practices.
In 2007, Allison helped launch the asset management consultancy Kinetic Partners (acquired by Duff & Phelps) in New York. Before Kinetic, Allison worked in-house as a compliance officer and supervisory principal at H.G. Wellington & Co. Allison’s areas of expertise include SEC and NFA/CFTC policies and controls development, risk-based monitoring; and compliance program reviews.
DirectorTel: +44 (0) 207 317 4410 | Mob: +44 (0) 7767 370 820 | Email: [email protected]
Jonty is the Business Development Director of Capricorn Fund Managers Limited (Capricorn) and a Director of the RQC Group, part of the Capricorn group of companies. Prior to joining Capricorn in 2013 he was Head of Marketing and Investor Relations at Clareville Capital Partners LLP, a London based hedge fund.
He started his career in the Oil and Gas division of Sedgwick Energy Ltd. In 1993 he joined the European Convertible Bond Desk at Tullett and Tokyo International Securities Ltd and later went on to co-manage the Relative Value and Algorithmic Trading Desk at Tullett Liberty Equities Ltd. He graduated from the University of Nottingham.
Director: Sales & Business DevelopmentTel: +44 (0) 207 958 9120 | Mob: +44 (0) 7393 015 785 | Email: [email protected]
Stephen is the Sales and Business Development Director at RQC Group. He is a financial services professional with over 18 years of operational, equity sales and trading, investor relations and fund management experience. Stephen has proven success in planning, organizing, trading, sourcing money managers and opportunities, monitoring, validating, and reporting on all investment activities.
He is experienced in interfacing and partnering with outsourced financial service providers, counterparties, lawyers, auditors as well as internal teams and maintains a deep and active network from both the buy and sell side industries, institutional allocators and family offices. Stephen started his career as a graduate at Tisbury Capital before moving to Prime Brokerage at ML and then spent 10 years at Williams trading LLP focusing on European equities. Post Williams, Stephen has held head of business development roles at leading fund management platforms. He holds a degree in Politics and Social Policy from the University of London.
Managing Director: Regulatory HostingTel: +44 (0) 7545 346 758 | Mob: +44 (0) 203 953 6107 | Email: [email protected]
Ghazaleh is the Managing Director of the Regulatory Hosting platform at RQC Group. Ghazaleh has 15 years Financial Services Operations and Investor Relations experience. As Head of Operations at Caxton Europe Asset Management (CEAM) she led a successful spin out of their Credit Fund in 2009 and drove a significant project of scale, resizing and retrenching their operations which resulted in the launch of Lucidus Capital Partners LLP, growing their investor base from a single double-digit investor to over $1.5BN global assets, 90% of which were institutional.
Having attracted institutional investors through its robust operational framework Ghazaleh further institutionalised the business by embedding and establishing their Investor Relations until 2016. Having successfully completed her MBA at Cambridge Judge Business School in 2017 Ghazaleh worked with several start-ups in the Health and FinTech space prior to joining RQC Group in 2020.
Marketing DirectorTel: +44 (0) 207 958 9322 | Mob: +44 (0)7597 397 760 | Email: [email protected]
Wayne is the Marketing Director at RQC Group and also leads the strategic oversight and operations of the group’s e-Learning division.
Wayne is an award-winning hands-on strategic marketing professional with over two decades of extensive global blue-chip brand marketing experience, and proven success across the FMCG drinks, Telecommunications, EdTech and Financial Services industries. Wayne joined RQC Group in February 2020.
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