Our consultants have years of experience in delivering expertise,
insight and creative solutions for our clients.


Simon is an experienced trader, risk manager and operations expert. His 28 year tenure in the Financial Services industry has included starting up new businesses for major investment banks, restructuring existing businesses and advising regulators. Simon graduated from Exeter University and immediately started his career working as a jobber on the London Stock Market.
After qualifying as a trader on the London Traded Options Market he moved into over the counter derivative trading and risk management and then into client focused algorithmic, rules based trading. Recently he has been a Chief Operations Officer and board member.


In a career spanning 25 years Dan has worked in a variety of industries including, retail banking, the public service and private law practice focused on litigation and then securities and almost a decade in Financial Services on both the wholesale and retail sides of the business. Dan is a qualified lawyer in both Canada and the UK.
Dan graduated from Dalhousie University Law School in 1998 and obtained an Msc as a Sloan Fellow at London Business School in 2010. Before moving to London in 2006, Dan practiced as a defense litigator focused on tax, securities and professional negligence.


Cheryl has worked in the Financial Services industry for 29 years. A mathematician, whose early working career involved mathematical modelling, computer programming and the trading of multiple products have helped her to gain a great understanding of the Financial Services Industry.

She is a proven market expert in the identification of operational risk events with an excellent track record in creating and leading the delivery of subsequent teams, STP systems, internal controls, reporting systems and governance mechanisms.

Cheryl graduated from University College, London with a BSc in Mathematics and started her career in systems design engineering. After a couple of years she used her mathematical, statistical and modelling skills in derivative, equity and portfolio trading for Security Pacific Hoare Govett, BZW, Nat West Securities and Bear Stearns.


Julie has over 20 years compliance experience across retail and wholesale firms which started with 10 years in sports spread betting. Julie has worked in a number of senior operational roles and as a head of compliance. Her key skills include the implementation of compliance monitoring and policy frameworks, the management of regulatory mitigation programmes and the improvement and enhancement of existing compliance functions.

Julie graduated from Leeds University with a degree in Psychology and is holds a CISI Diploma in Investment Compliance.

Senior Associate

Margherita has several years’ experience in compliance in Financial Services, focussed primarily on the buy side, where she developed a wide knowledge of regulation including complaints handling, market abuse and trade surveillance, and anti-money laundering and financial crime.

Prior to joining Objectivus, Margherita worked in the compliance teams of CFD brokers Gain Capital, ETX Capital and the London Capital Group. Before moving into compliance Margherita worked for in the Private Wealth Management teams at Morgan Stanley in Italy and in the UK.

Margherita is fluent in English, Spanish and Italian and she holds a degree in Sociology and a MA in Human Rights and Social Justice. She has also obtained Diplomas in Compliance and in Financial Crime Prevention from the International Compliance Association (ICA).

Senior Associate

Vikki has worked in the Financial Services industry for over 15 years, specialising in Operational Risk and Change Management.

Vikki graduated from the University of Surrey and quickly moved into debt recovery and established herself as an ICM qualified manager responsible for managing debt recovery on a global scale within the Risk department.

With a sound understanding of risk within the Spread Betting and financial markets, Vikki was promoted to lead Business Change and Operational Risk deliverables including an Operational Risk reporting system; CRM Policy, Incident Management Framework and the Operational Risk Register.

Vikki’s key skills in Risk and Change Management involve managing people and processes alongside meeting business demands, strategic goals and regulatory requirements.


Nicholas has 10 years’ experience within Financial Services including the set-up of CFD brokerages in the UK and Cyprus.

Before moving into board-level roles with a focus on compliance and financial crime, Nicholas worked in a number of frontline areas, including onboarding, support, business development and marketing, meaning that he has an in-depth understanding of how the component parts of an investment firm should be put together. More recently, Nicholas has consulted on cryptoasset-driven projects.

Having graduated from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Nicholas spent a decade working in the training, coaching and event management fields in Europe and Asia before his switch into the City.


Richard has several years’ experience in Financial Services Research, Data Analytics and Knowledge management. He and brings to the team extensive experience synthesising solutions using financial services databases and knowledge management systems.

Richard graduated from the University of Sheffield with a BSc honours. He has engaged his analytical mind in a variety of roles allied to financial services spanning Accountancy, Management Consultancy and Corporate Governance. As a Risk Management associate, Richard is able to apply his broad knowledge and speciality skills to engineer bespoke solutions to client projects.