Clare Curtis is the founder of Effecta Compliance. She brings to this role over 20 years of Compliance experience from UK and Middle East Investment Banks, Asset Managers, Corporate Finance, Broker Dealers and Exchanges including the London Stock Exchange and the Dubai Mercantile Exchange.
Having worked in the Middle East where the approach to consultancy was quite different Clare moved back to the UK to focus on small to medium sized institutional firms to whom Effecta will provide a much more “in-house” version of a Compliance consultancy. This requires more than purely technical assistance to ensure compliance, it requires a closer relationship and therefore understanding of the underlining business. This includes understanding what is best practice on a local and international level. Whilst providing this support Clare has formed numerous long term relationships based on dialogue rather than formal reports with some of these relationships lasting far in excess of 10+ years.
Clare has spoken at many conferences such as the Thomson Reuters Regulatory Conference and UAE Bankers Federation and publishing numerous papers on topics such as Crypto Assets, Funds, Business AML Risk Assessments, ESMA Guidelines and analysis of regulatory enforcement actions. She has also worked with some international sandboxes when developing new business areas of focus, such as FinTech, including presenting Fintech as a concept to the governor of the UAE Central Bank.