Clarissa leads the Bovill Hong Kong team and specialises in regulatory compliance with a focus on asset management and banking industries. She is highly experienced in consulting on Hong Kong regulatory requirements and provides regulatory advice to local and global financial institutions alike, regularly providing specialist advice on areas including AML/CFT, client onboarding and suitability, FMCC, and more.
She oversees and provides quality assurance on projects, which range from mock regulatory inspections, independent health check reviews, licensing applications, to comprehensive AML/CFT reviews (for SFC licensed firms, virtual asset exchanges, Cayman fund managers, funds and fund administrators).
Prior to joining Bovill, Clarissa worked at EY Hong Kong as a senior consultant, handling SFC licence applications, assurance reports under the Banking Ordinance, HKMA and SFC thematic review support, internal controls review and policy and procedure reviews to ensure compliance with regulations and supporting private wealth management clients through thematic inspections on due diligence, suitability and selling processes. Clarissa has also spent time at the SFC, performing on-site inspection and supervision of intermediaries, including fund managers and brokerage firms.
Clarissa holds a BA(Hons) in Law and Accounting & Finance from the University of Kent, UK, and is also a qualified accountant with ACCA.