Paul Grainger is CEO of Complyport, a specialist Governance, Risk and Compliance consultancy firm that provides regulatory and compliance advice, guidance and support to financial services firms. He brings with him over 35 years financial services experience including over 30 years as a financial services regulatory and compliance consultant dealing with wholesale and retail markets.

Prior to Complyport, Paul was the Managing Director in the regulatory practice of a major US owned and NASDAQ listed international consultancy firm. He was a practice leader within the financial services sector regulatory consulting practice and is a specialist in Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC). He has over 20 years’ experience of advising and assisting US firms to establish and obtain regulatory authorisation in the UK and Europe and advising them on operational compliance under UK financial services rules and regulations.

Paul has wide experience in dealing with a variety of governance, risk, regulatory and compliance issues within a wide range of financial services firms spanning both wholesale markets and retails markets. His experience includes funds, private equity, investment banking, capital markets and related specialist asset management or financial services firms. He has been a leader of regulatory and crime prevention investigations (including Section 166 Skilled Person’s Investigations for regulators) and acts as Expert Witness in financial services regulatory cases.

His specialisations lie in Senior Management Controls, enterprise-wide regulatory Risk Assessment, Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment Process (ICAAP) and also in cross-border and international financial services regulation and compliance.

Paul is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (FCSI), a Chartered Wealth Manager, a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) an Associate of the Personal Finance Society (APFS) and is a Member of the Institute of Risk Management (IRM).

He sits on the Institutional Committee of the Association Professional Compliance Consultants (APCC), which is the trade body for Regulatory and Compliance consultancy firms. He is also a member of the Examinations Committee of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment. Paul is a former Director and Steering Council Member of the APCC and is the former Chairman of FPSB UK (Financial Planning Standards Board for the UK).