Grant Thornton bolsters its financial services regulatory team

Leading business and financial adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP is pleased to announce the appointment of Darren Fisher to its Financial Services Regulatory team.

Darren brings over 26 years of regulatory experience in financial services, with a specific focus on retail conduct within consumer lending markets. This includes authorisations and variations of permissions, corporate governance (including the Senior Managers and Certification Regime), complaint handling governance, advice suitability, outcomes testing frameworks, compliance monitoring and conduct and culture assessments. 

He joins Grant Thornton from Huntswood CTC Ltd, a specialist resourcing and consultancy firm focused on governance, risk and compliance in the areas of regulatory conduct and financial crime. At Huntswood, Darren served as Director of Advisory Services, where he led advisory services to a wide range of banks, life and general insurers, wealth managers and consumer credit firms.

Jon Sperrin, Partner and Head of the Financial Services Regulatory team at Grant Thornton UK LLP, commented: “Now, more than ever, firms need to be more forward-looking on where regulation may be headed as well as delivering current regulatory requirements to a robust standard. Particularly with increased enforcement activity by the regulators and uncertainty around business models with Brexit. Darren’s considerable experience of financial services regulation adds an additional layer of depth to our expertise and will undoubtedly be something our clients greatly value.”

Darren Fisher added: “Grant Thornton’s ambition to help instil trust and integrity in markets sets the firm apart in the marketplace and naturally resonates with the expertise I’ve developed over the course of my career. I very much look forward to working with our clients and colleagues to help bring this ambition to life.”

Darren joins Grant Thornton as an Associate Director and is also a level 3 qualified financial advisor.