Matthew joined Newgate Compliance from inception in May 2014 as Director of Consulting. He has over 20 years of regulatory experience at the UK regulator and other further compliance consulting roles in the UK.
As a regulator, Matthew performed a variety of roles and gained a specialism in regulatory transactions where he was responsible for assessing and making recommendations on applications for corporate authorisation and individual approval. On the corporate side, Matthew dealt with applications from a wide range of market sectors including asset managers; brokerage firms; corporate finance advisers; large and complex insurance companies; e-money issuers and mortgage lenders. On the individual side, Matthew was a member of interview panels charged with assessing the fitness and propriety of key individuals applying to carry out senior management positions in the UK's largest financial institutions.
Matthew’s role at Newgate has been focused on assisting clients in the investment sector implement their three lines of defence compliance model utilising Newgate’s Gateway compliance solution. As part of his tenure at Newgate, Matthew has played a key role in preparing clients for regulatory change and deploying Newgate’s suite of products to help meet their obligations including AIFMD, GDPR, MIFID, SMCR, IFPR and most recently the Consumer Duty.
Matthew has a degree in Economics from the University of Birmingham and holds the Financial Planning and Investment Management Certificates. He holds a number of FCA approved Senior Manager roles.