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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.