Daily News: October 12, 2017

Grant Thornton UK Adds Fisher to Financial Services Team

Darren Fisher joined the Grant Thornton UK Financial Services Regulatory team as an assistant director.

Fisher brings more than 26 years of regulatory experience in financial services, with a specific focus on retail conduct within consumer lending markets. This includes authorizations and variations of permissions, corporate governance, complaint handling governance, advice suitability, outcomes testing frameworks, compliance monitoring and conduct and culture assessments.

He joined Grant Thornton from Huntswood CTC, a specialist resourcing and consultancy firm focused on governance, risk and compliance in the areas of regulatory conduct and financial crime. At Huntswood, Fisher 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, said, “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.”