Managing Director

Nick Thomas is a managing director at Greyline and oversees the London office, which provides compliance support to U.K.-based hedge funds, private equity firms and other alternative asset managers.

Prior to joining Greyline, Nick spent 13 years at the Financial Conduct Authority, the U.K. regulator, followed by three years at a well-known international compliance consultancy. During this time, he gained a broad and deep understanding of the U.K. regulatory environment applicable to alternative asset managers – both the perspective of the regulator and the firms being regulated. His time at the FCA included working as a supervisor on the alternative investments team, with responsibility for supervising some of the largest and most prominent hedge funds in the U.K., and undertaking firm examinations across a broader population of alternative asset managers. Prior to this, he worked extensively on AIFMD implementation from the FCA’s perspective, as well as assessing applications from investment firms seeking to obtain FCA authorization.

Areas of particular focus since working in consultancy include implementation of MiFID II and the EU Market Abuse Regulation from a buy-side perspective; undertaking detailed market abuse risk/controls assessments; and in-depth reviews of fund managers’ compliance across the full range of U.K. and EU regulations.

Nick obtained a BSc in Mathematics from Imperial College London. In addition, he holds the Investment Management Certificate (IMC), the Fundamentals of Alternative Investments Certificate and the Financial Planning Certificate (FPC). He also speaks Japanese.

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