Charles Delingpole

Founder & CEO

Charles is a technology entrepreneur, and our founder and CEO. He has extensive executive experience in financial services across the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Previously he was the Co-Founder and CEO of MarketFinance, a business finance company that has raised over $59m in funding. Before that, he was an investment banker at J.P. Morgan Cazanove. When he was 16, Charles founded the world’s largest student discussion forum, The Student Room Group. Charles holds an MA in Politics from Trinity College Cambridge and an MSc in Management, Strategy, and Finance from the LSE. 

Q&A with Charles Delingpole, ComplyAdvantage 

We chatted with Charles Delingpole, Founder and CEO, ComplyAdvantage, panel member on ‘Sanctions – Keeping pace with the global sanctions landscape’ at ICA Live: Europe over 17-18 May 2022. 

1. Are you looking forward to being part of the ICA’s first face-to-face conference in three years? 

Yes, very much looking forward to it. It promises to be a great couple of days of networking. So much has happened this year alone that affects compliance and financial crime professionals, the conference agenda and speakers look very promising. Also, nothing beats meeting people face-to-face and having conversations in person! 

2. What topic will you be discussing? 

I will be speaking about the latest trends and developments in global sanctions and what an effective sanctions programme looks like. 

3. Sanctions is a fundamental topic at the moment, why is it important that both financial services and non-FS firms keep up to date? 

The scope, scale and rate at which sanctions are deployed has changed dramatically in the last decade – and even more so recently with the sanctions following the Ukraine invasion. These ‘quick fire’ changes in sanctions regimes have created a pressing need for firms to have access to real-time sanctions risk data – so it is now more important than ever for FS firms keep pace and invest in technology to focus on the underlying risks posed by sanctioned companies or entities. 

4. What would you like the audience to take away from your session? 

With sanctions regimes expanding so quickly, firms have a pressing need for better and more timely risk data. So, my takeaway from everything that has been happening recently is keep pace with sanction changes and stay ahead by making data and technology work smarter for your business. 

5. Other than your own, which session do you most want to watch at ICA Live: 

I would like to attend the panel right before mine: “Europe? The cycle of regulation: A shift in thinking.” I spend time ensuring I personally keep up to date with evolving regulations, and I’m particularly interested in learning more about the speaker’s view on if there is a need for better and smarter regulation. I also know that Graham Barrow, Director at Dark Money Files, is a fantastic speaker and extremely knowledgeable in this field – so it promises to be a great discussion. 

6. Why do you think it is important for financial crime prevention and regulatory compliance professionals to come together (either virtually or in-person) at the moment? 

The recent changes in the sanctions landscape globally have increased compliance challenges, so this event provides a really great opportunity for compliance professionals to come together and share real-world compliance issues that they might be currently facing, as well as discuss practical applications and techniques for managing those. 

Join Charles at this exciting event. Book tickets now