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Regulatory Round-Up Event

Thistle Initiatives will be holding a regulatory round-up morning on the 29th August 2019, providing valuable and practical advice on key points identified following recent FCA updates.

This will also be a great networking opportunity, giving you the chance to share ideas with like-minded business people.

Key topics to be covered include:

  • The EU General Data Protection Regulation
  • Regulation of Cryptocurrencies
  • Passporting
  • MiFID II and PRIIPs
  • SM&CR
  • Client Assets

…and more!

Your presenters

Your presenters for the workshop will be Alex Pachalis and Keith Maner.

Alex Pachalis – Director of Investments

With over twenty years’ experience of complex financial products. Alex’s experience includes ten years as a proprietary trader covering FI and energy products, from open outcry to screen-based trading. Before joining Thistle, Alex held a front office Compliance Business Analyst role for a multi-asset trading team covering equities, FI, FX, commodities and CFDs. Alex’s specialist areas include investment compliance support, FCA applications for authorisation, variations, enforcement action advice, and financial crime auditing.

Keith Maner – Compliance and Technical Manager

Keith is Compliance and Technical Manager at Thistle and Resolution Compliance and has over thirty years’ experience in financial services, including some twenty years in regulatory compliance. Before joining Thistle in 2012 he was a Compliance Officer for a discretionary portfolio management and pooled fund group and before that worked at the then regulator, the FSA and its predecessor, IMRO. Keith is a fellow of the CISI and of the Institute of Internal Auditors UK and Ireland.

Please note, due to high demand we can only allow 1 attendee per company. Advanced booking required.

IMPORTANT: The use of mobile phones is strictly prohibited in and around the Goodman Jones venue, other than in the workshop presentation room itself or outside the venue building.

Join us

To book your place at our workshop, fill in the booking form below.

For any queries, please contact us at or call 0207 436 0630.


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Terms and Conditions

  • The use of mobile phones is strictly prohibited in and around the Goodman Jones venue.
  • 1 attendee per company.
  • Advanced booking required.
  • Thistle reserve the right to cancel the event at any time.

Key Info

9 am - 12 pm
FREE (limited spaces available)
Goodman Jones, 29-30 Fitzroy Square Fitzrovia, London, W1T 6LQ