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Neil Black

Neil Black 

Compliance Consultant | Guernsey

 

Neil joined Collas Crill Compliance in September 2021.

His role entails governance, risk, compliance (GRC) and anti-money laundering advisory work, as well as project work for clients.

Prior to joining Collas Crill Compliance, Neil was the Compliance Officer and Money Laundering Compliance Officer of a Guernsey licensed fund administration company where he undertook GRC and company secretarial duties for the company and its clients.

Neil has worked in the Guernsey financial services industry for two decades, initially within the third-party fund administration sector where he led several teams that provided a full suite of administration services to private equity funds, general partners and investment managers. More recently, Neil was an executive director of a Guernsey licensed designated manager which provides administration services to Guernsey domiciled fund structures.

"With experience of the operational, management reporting and oversight aspects of compliance, I take a proactive approach with clients to provide a practical, bespoke solution to their needs."

Background

Neil's experience in the Guernsey financial services industry comprises:

  • 14 years of third-party fund administration experience, during which he led several teams in providing the full suite of administration services for Guernsey domiciled private equity funds including investor relations, investor reporting, client relationship management, governance, compliance and company secretarial reporting as well as non-executive directorships on General Partners and investment holding vehicles
  • three years as an executive director of a Guernsey-licensed designated manager carrying out executive directorship functions for the operational management of the company
  • three years as Compliance Officer and Money Laundering Compliance Officer of a Guernsey-licensed fund administration company

 

My services
Collas Crill Compliance Ltd
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Collas Crill Compliance Limited (CCCL) provides governance, risk & compliance and AML/CFT services to Guernsey and Jersey regulated financial services businesses, and also to other businesses with compliance obligations such as estate agents, accountants and finance brokers.

Investment Business Licensing and Approvals
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Investment Business Licensing and Approvals

Investment Fund Formation
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Our uniquely diverse practice regularly assists with the establishment of both open and closed-ended fund structures. In addition to traditional private equity and real estate structures we have advised on a number of alternative and esoteric classes. We provide bespoke structuring solutions to allow our clients to build the fund they want as opposed to a generic template of the market standard. We advise clients at every step of the process, including preparing offer documents, investor negotiations, the preparation of agreements, and in the closing of transactions.

Regulatory Structuring & Advice
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As part of the firm's multi-disciplinary Risk and Regulatory practice, the Corporate and Commercial team is able to advise clients on the establishment and structuring of the full range of regulated service in our jurisdictions. Our experience allows us to shape licence applications to fit regulatory expectations as well as tailoring procedures and processes to reflect the latest and best practices in compliance and corporate governance. Our services include general regulatory and compliance advice and support, non-Financial Services Regulatory matters including utilities, data protection and corporate governance, due diligence, reviews, audits and health checks. We advise clients from a diverse client base with a focus on the financial services industry including fund administrators, trust companies, banks, investment managers, local companies and individuals.

Sanctions and AML
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Collas Crill's Risk and Regulatory team provide contentious and non-contentious advice and support, primarily for local financial services businesses, in complying with Sanctions and Anti-Money laundering regulations. Our work ranges from initial strategic advice, liaison with stakeholders - including regulators, investigations and prosecution authorities, and clients – to litigation, where required.

Unregulated and Private Investment Structures
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Our investment practice is not simply limited to regulated investment funds. We also advise clients on a range of unregulated and private structures allowing new promoters to build a track record or investment clubs to access particular investments without incurring the time or financial cost of entering the regulatory regime. Our team's experience in this often overlooked area of the investment sector can help our clients manage regulation and plan their structures for future growth without unnecessary limitations.

News 10 Sep 2021

New hire at Collas Crill Compliance

Guernsey-based consultancy business Collas Crill Compliance has expanded its team with the appointment of new Compliance Consultant, Neil Black, as it continues to offer its...

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