Compliancy Services announce Peter Astleford as Chairman

  • Posted on: 15 June 2021
  • Written by: Philip Naughton

Compliancy Services, one of the UK's leading providers of compliance consultancy and regtech services to firms regulated for financial services, has today announced the appointment of Peter Astleford as Chairman.

Peter is well known in financial services circles having spent over 30 years as a specialist financial services lawyer providing advice to fund managers, banks, brokers and corporates with regard to financial services regulatory work and investment funds. For 20 years up until 2017 he was a partner at Dechert LLP where he created and led the firm’s financial services group in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

His appointment follows a busy start to 2021 for Compliancy Services, with increased demand for their services and expansion of their team and capabilities. More than 70 new clients have been attracted by their service propositions, from a range of sectors that include asset management, consumer credit, corporate finance, fintech, insurance, payment services and private equity/venture capital. New capabilities, such as their Prudential offering linked with the new Investment Firm Prudential Regime (IFPR), are experiencing very high demand. The Compliancy Services team has grown by a net 20% in the last year, and with a hiring plan driven by client demand it will grow by a further 40% this financial year.

Philip Naughton, Chief Executive Officer at Compliancy Services, said “We are delighted to be able to attract such an outstanding non-executive Chairman to provide advice, challenge and support to the ongoing expansion of Compliancy Services. We look forward to leaning on his considerable experience and expertise as we shape our company for long term success.”

Peter Astleford said “Compliancy Services has an excellent reputation in the markets it serves, and I look forward to working with the team through its next stage of growth.”

Enquiries

Tony Tyler, Director, Chantry Associates

078 0104 2825 | [email protected]

Philip Naughton, Chief Executive Officer, Compliancy Services

020 7060 4499 | [email protected]

About Compliancy Services

Compliancy Services is one of the UK’s leading providers of compliance consultancy and regtech services. We help firms become authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority or the Prudential Regulation Authority; to manage their ongoing compliance and regulatory obligations; and empower their staff with focused compliance training.

We’ve successfully managed more than 1,100 new FCA applications and over 620 firms rely on our ongoing compliance support and guidance.

What makes us stand out is the skill and expertise of our team and My Compliance Centre, our proprietary online client portal.

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About Peter Astleford

Peter is a management consultant and independent director. He has over 30 years’ experience as a leading financial services lawyer, providing advice to fund managers, banks, brokers and corporates with regard to financial services regulatory work and investment funds.

He was a partner at Dechert LLP between 1997 and 2017, during which time he created and led the firm’s financial services group in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Prior to joining Dechert LLP, Mr. Astleford practised as a solicitor at a boutique city firm, joining as an associate in 1994 and becoming a partner in 1995. Between 1990 and 1994, he worked at INVESCO MIM PLC, the London listed holding company to the international financial service group, first as a group legal adviser and latterly as head of corporate services. Mr. Astleford qualified as a solicitor in 1986 with Linklaters, where he practised in London and Brussels.