Richard Brearley

Board member

In the company since


Years in the industry



Richard is Head of Compliance for the United Kingdom, Europe and Asia and is based in the London office.​

Prior to joining the firm, Richard spent five years as regional head of compliance in EMEA at the Macquarie Group where he had compliance responsibility for their sell side businesses (sales and trading, investment banking, lending and leasing) and their buy side businesses (investment management, infrastructure and real assets).​

Before this Richard spent nine years as head of legal and compliance for Investec Plc in London. Richard is a lawyer by background and in his early career, he was a corporate partner at law firm Nabarro (now part of CMS). He also spent four years at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) specialising in the markets and listings areas.​

Richard holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in History from the University of Durham and he is a qualified solicitor.