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Former FCA head joins Duff & Phelps’ compliance and regulatory consulting practice

Friday, February 12, 2016
Opalesque Industry Update - Duff & Phelps, today announced the appointment of Nick Bayley as a Managing Director in its Compliance and Regulatory Consultancy Practice in London. Further strengthening the firm’s expertise globally, Nick will lead the wholesale markets practice, with a particular focus on assisting clients to prepare for forthcoming markets regulation such as MiFID II and MAR.

With over 25 years’ regulatory and investigative experience, Nick joins Duff & Phelps from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). He was Head of Department in the FCA's Markets Policy & International Division, Senior Markets Adviser and responsible for the regulator's MiFID II Policy Project. Nick also worked in the regulator’s Enforcement Division where he oversaw a wide range of regulatory and criminal markets cases involving subjects such as LIBOR manipulation, insider dealing, market manipulation and misleading statements. Prior to the FCA, Nick was Head of Regulation at the London Stock Exchange for almost a decade, where he was responsible for the regulation and oversight of all the London Stock Exchange’s markets. Nick also brings extensive forensic and fraud investigation expertise, having worked in the Forensic consulting division of a Big 4 firm and as a senior officer in HM Customs & Excise's National Investigation Service.

Julian Korek, Global Head of Compliance and Regulatory Consulting at Duff & Phelps, commented: “We are delighted that Nick has joined our Compliance and Regulatory Consultancy team. Nick’s extensive expertise will be instrumental in helping our clients internationally prepare for MiFID II and other regulatory challenges. This senior level appointment, combined with our recent acquisition of CounselWorks, demonstrates our commitment to and recognised leadership in providing the best compliance and regulatory counsel to the global financial services industry.”

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