Rachel Wheeler is CEO-Global Management Company Solutions at Waystone. A leading asset management general counsel, Rachel brings to Waystone over 20 years of experience in managing legal and regulatory risk and working with the corresponding regulatory bodies.
At Waystone, Rachel oversees its management companies and MiFID services globally, ensuring that a uniform, best-in-class operational process is applied to all entities to ensure clients across all jurisdictions have access to high-quality services and excellent levels of client service in the domiciles where they launch funds. Rachel plays a pivotal role in all operational and strategic matters and will work closely with Waystone’s leadership team on its growth strategy, including future acquisitions.
Rachel joined Waystone from GAM Investments where she served as Group General Counsel and as a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Prior to this, Rachel served as General Counsel at Aviva Investors where she was a member of the Executive Team. In her role at Aviva, Rachel was responsible for the Legal Operations team and led on transformation projects. Rachel has held senior positions in the legal teams of USS Investment Management, Bank of New York Mellon, Gartmore Investment Management and Merrill Lynch Investment Management. Rachel began her career as a solicitor in corporate and financial services law at Simmons & Simmons.
Rachel has a postgraduate diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course from the College of Law, Guildford and a BA (Hons) in History from the University of Wales.