Brexit Part 2: Post-Brexit in the Fund Industry

Brexit Part 2: Post-Brexit in the Fund Industry

In this episode, CSS’s Chief Product Officer Ronan Brennan represents the EU and President of CSS John Lee represents the UK in a no holds barred discussion on post-Brexit complexities in Part 2 of a special two-part series. The conversation focuses on how the fund industry will compete with Dublin and Luxembourg, and what’s next for UCITS and the UK and EU fund regimes.

About Our Guest Speakers:

Ronan Brennan is the Chief Product Officer at Compliance Solutions Strategies (CSS). In his role, he has direct responsibility for the strategic evolution of the global suite of CSS products and regulatory content. Managing product in CSS involves ensuring the product suite is ready to support both the current and future compliance management and regulatory reporting needs of investment management and advisory firms globally. Ronan participates as a speaker in many industry events each year, in addition to publishing a company blog and development of thought leadership materials. Ronan has 26 years of experience in the technology sector, 21 of which have been spent in the investment data management and regulatory reporting space.

John Lee is the President and Founder of global RegTech platform Compliance Solutions Strategies (CSS). Prior to CSS, John acted as senior adviser to Strategic Insights, having previously served as MD, Europe for the company between 2011 and 2015. In this role, he was responsible for six business lines, responsible for organic growth and playing a pivotal role in the acquisitions of leading TCA provider Liquidmetrix and Munich-based funds analytics firm FWW. In 2012, leading law firm Michcon de Reya, awarded John the title ‘Business Shaper’ in recognition of his serial entrepreneurship, given to business leaders deemed to have ‘changed the way business is conducted’. Between 1993 and 2009, John founded and sold three businesses serving the institutional financial services market. John has contributed articles to The FT, Sunday Times and Economist, and has acted as contributing editor on A Guide to the UK Financial Services Market and authored Global Custody: A Guide for the Nineties, which is referenced by the SEC in its regulations governing the conduct and control of sub-custodian banks.


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