Lesley Kumar is a founding partner of Insight Regulatory LLP
focusing on Governance,
Compliance and Conduct issues. Her career in compliance
has included senior roles at SEB,
Société Générale, and 17 years at Bank of America Merrill
Lynch most recently as Head of
EMEA Compliance. Her coverage included the full spectrum
of wholesale investment banking
products including equities, derivatives, credit, FX, prime
brokerage, financing, credit, capital
markets and corporate finance.
Additionally, she held the
prescribed responsibilities for Global
Financial Crime Compliance including AML, economic
sanctions and market abuse.
experience as both a Senior Manager and Approved Person,
as the registered SMF16 and CF10
under the UK regulatory regime, has given her an invaluable
insight into the expectations of the
FCA and PRA (and other major UK, US, EU and emerging
market regulators) making her
perfectly placed to advise regulated firms and individuals.
Lesley is also a qualified barrister,
having been called to the Bar of England & Wales in 1991.