Naz Badat has more than 30 years of experience in Financial Services covering Finance, Operations and business roles at Morgan Stanley, UBS and HSBC. Most recently, Naz was the COO for the Markets Business in HSBC where he had responsibility for the organisational, process/technology and regulatory developments in the division. Naz was also a board member of LCH for many years and headed up their Risk Committee. Naz works with the GD Financial Markets to develop its client offerings as Chairman and Senior Adviser.
Anthony Fraser is an advisor with GD Financial Markets, working with the partners to develop client solutions. He has extensive experience in financial service operations including technology implementations and regulatory processes. Anthony is a chartered engineer and a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology.
Libby brings over 25 years of global banking and finance expertise, across a variety of compliance, risk, operations and front office roles. She sits on the FMSB Conduct and Ethics Sub-Committee, and serves as the Head of Conduct Industry Group for Retail and Wholesale Banking. She is also an active Trustee and Treasurer in the Charity sector.
Brett, partner at PCB Partners, is a Chartered Management Accountant (CIMA) and former Accenture Managing Director level executive with 28 years of Global experience spanning financial, commercial and operational roles across all industry segments.
Rob De La Rue
GD Financial has appointed the professional services firm RSM to provide technical and operational support to the business. The RSM team is led by Rob De La Rue, who draws on a wide array of technical support teams including Accountancy, Tax, Payroll and Transactions specialists.
Rob joined RSM as a Partner in 2018 having previously held senior positions in multinational groups in the media and retail sectors. Whilst primarily a tax specialist, Rob’s extensive commercial experience and focus on advising dynamic groups to help achieve their strategic objectives (through both organic growth and acquisitions/IPOs) means that he and the wider RSM team are ideally placed to support GD in our business aspirations.
Having spent most of his career working for Tier 1 global investment banks, Laurence has a comprehensive understanding of investment banking financial instruments, the products offered to corporate and commercial customers, financial & cyber-crime risks & controls, and the UK regulatory environment. This is underpinned by 15 years’ experience in Financial Services Operations roles.
Clarisse is an experienced consultant specialised in the delivery of complex regulatory change projects and high-profile Financial Crime projects. She joined GDFM as the Head of Financial Crime Compliance with the drive to develop client focused solutions and to tailor approaches to remediation that are both pragmatic and cost effective for the clients.
Sarah has enjoyed a Financial Services career spanning over two decades in US, UK and European investment banking and Financial Services organisations (Goldman Sachs, Citi, Barclays, Societe Generale).
Sarah has devoted over 10 years of her career to Regulatory Governance and Control; Project and Programme managing and leading Change Management and Quality Assurance teams, covering multijurisdiction Regulatory and Authority Reporting, Client Money and Assets, Customer Protection and overall Regulatory Governance and Control. Sarah has defined and executed regulatory strategy and governance framework to support multiple business types, along the investment chain, leading local and remote teams to deliver and managing relationships with global stakeholders.
Sarah is an industry and regulatory expert and has been active as a leading participant in industry association groups, partnering with peers and regulators to review, shape, influence and advocate regulation. Sarah has appeared as speaker and panellist at various industry events and is also an appointed Independent Non-Executive Director (INED) within a fund house operating Authorised Fund Manager, host ACD and fund administration services.
Sarah is a winner of the Compliance Register Platinum Special Award for Transaction Reporting.
Tony has an extensive background of investigating national and international serious and organised crime. He was the former Head of Investigations and digital forensics for the National Cybercrime Unit.
Tony has significant experience in the management of critical incidents, particularly relating to high-profile Cybercrime attacks. Tony graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in 2018 with a MSc in Cybercrime Investigations (Dist).
Aqsa is a Paralegal Team Leader and Head of Delivery (Cardiff) at GDFM with experience in Anti-Money Laundering projects for clients in and outside of the Financial Services. She has extensive experience dealing with the end to end CDD process, EDD of high risk clients and screening. She enjoys creating simplified tools and templates to support the team which then streamline the CDD process to ensure targets are met and high quality work is produced.
Aarti, as the first employee of GDFM, has been a valuable part of the team since 2017.
Aarti is an experienced team leader and business manager. Her role as Chief of Staff for GDFM involves overseeing key business activities as well as supervising workers both in Cardiff and London. Aarti understands that our people are our most important asset and believes that by investing in our people, and fostering a culture of shared values, we energise collaboration, development and innovation, and ultimately drive better client outcomes.
Aarti continues to play an instrumental role in the development of GDFM and our people, and has been central to our expansion from a team of 4 to a company with 30+ employees and growing.