Mark joined Elliptic’s Global Policy and Research Group, as Senior Policy Advisor, EMEA, early this year. Before that, he worked at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), as a Technical Specialist in the Capital Markets Policy Dept.
Mark has primarily worked in regulatory policy areas, both retail and capital markets but also worked in the FCA’s Financial Crime Advisory Team, where he was responsible for delivering the UK’s cryptoasset amendments to the anti-money laundering regulations (MLRs), and then working with FCA Authorisation and Supervision to act as policy support and to provide internal training. Before leaving the FCA, he was engaged with HM Treasury and the Bank of England on the financial markets infrastructure (FMI) cryptoassets sandbox.
He has also been seconded to the FCO and HM Treasury, spending time in Brussels as financial attaché in the UK’s Representation to the EU, negotiating a variety of dossiers, including payment services, e-money and UCITs legislation, and at HM Treasury negotiating AIFMD and developing EU-exit financial services policy.
Mark is keen to work with Elliptic clients to help them better understand their regulatory obligations and expectations, particularly at this time of significant regulatory development.