Darren leads the European Compliance function and is based in Luxembourg. Prior to assuming his current role he established and ran the Waystone AIFM/Manco team in Luxembourg and worked to define and lead Waystone’s business in Luxembourg and as a result has seen a significant increase in Waystone’s strength and presence within the Luxembourg market.
Darren has considerable expertise in Legal, Compliance and Risk functions and has a strong track record in the design and roll out of corporate governance frameworks, including provision of independent non-executive director services across a range of investment strategies, MLRO services and designated person responsibilities for investment funds.
Prior to joining Waystone Darren established and ran a specialized regulatory change, compliance and corporate governance consultancy and before that, he spent 13 years with RBC most recently as Director, Enterprise Compliance at RBC Investor & Treasury Services based in London, where he was responsible for managing compliance risk across the UK, Ireland and Middle East.
Darren holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Trinity College, Dublin.
He has been approved by regulators in the UK, Ireland, Luxembourg and UAE to hold regulated positions within financial services firms. Darren has been a member of a number of ALFI Working Groups in Luxembourg dealing with key regulatory changes and is also a member of the Association Luxembourgeoise des Compliance Officers.