Peter is an adept business origination leader providing solutions for financial crime & operational resilience, and risk management across capital market firms and other regulated markets.
Responsible for scaling the business, driving origination and the development of new services and alliances to support GDFM’s mission to improve the way regulated institutions manage, treat and optimise their anti-financial crime data and processes as a key component of their risk and governance frameworks.
Previously he was also responsible for the origination and delivery of a number of innovative digital transformation and market infrastructure initiatives for financial services firms and trade associations in the global capital and commodities markets eco system with an emphasis on digital transformation, trading, legal data management and risk management.
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.
Toju is a governance, risk, and compliance specialist with over fifteen years of experience consulting in multiple financial services and creative arts sectors. Toju is an APMG-certified change management practitioner who has led several high-profile, complex change programs for major global investment banks and insurance companies. Toju is known to apply superior knowledge of non-financial risk management frameworks to ensure regulatory change solutions delivered are secure and fully compliant with legislation and to manage business readiness.
Toju has a keen interest in information security and data protection and has attained her CIPM, CISMP and GDPR practitioner certifications over the past two years.
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.
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
GDFM 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.