Maria Fox-Leonard

Compliance Consultant

About Maria

In her career, Maria has worked for large financial institutions and investment management firms.

Maria started in front office support roles, assisting private bankers in servicing high net worth clients. Later, she moved into an in-house compliance team, responsible for delivering suitability monitoring programmes, file checking, personal account dealing monitoring and providing general advisory support.

At B-Compliant, Maria supports firms with their Financial Conduct Authority applications. This might include alternative investment fund managers seeking a variation of permissions or consumer credit firms notifying the regulator of a change in control.

She also advises on Investment Firm Prudential Regime matters, assists firms with their ICARA process and helps them complete their MIFIDPRU regulatory returns.

Maria holds the Diploma in Compliance and the Advanced Certificate in Compliance from the International Compliance Association. She’s also been awarded the Investment Management Certificate (Level 4) by the CFA Society of the UK and has received the Certificate in Securities and the Certificate in Derivatives from the Securities and Investment Institute.

Outside work, Maria enjoys photography, interior design, going to the gym and watching true crime documentaries. She also likes being outdoors with her two young children.

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