Rebecca Thorpe

Partner, Head of Bovill Asia

Rebecca Thorpe has been helping financial services firms as a regulatory consultant for over twenty years across a wide range of conduct themes. Rebecca lives in Hong Kong and heads up the Asian business, sits on the global Board, is part of the global management team, and oversees the delivery of our services to client firms of our Hong Kong and Singapore practices. She works hands-on with clients across the financial services sectors on a range of themes from compliance reviews, local MAS and SFC licensing and overseeing technical investigations.

Her subject expertise embraces governance, client money, financial crime and conduct of business requirements. In the UK she was one of our named Skilled Persons on the UK regulator’s s.166 panel, and oversaw our s.166 investigative reviews for the UK regulator.

Since joining Bovill in 2006, she has been involved in a number of projects with international asset managers, wealth managers, banks and payment services providers including the setup of compliance frameworks post M&A activity, helping set up the blueprint for compliance for a challenger bank and the establishment of new overseas offices. She has also spent time on secondment as Head of Compliance and MLRO, and overseen our delivery of licensing and ongoing compliance support services for PE, real estate, hedge and other alternative funds and brokers.

Rebecca gained a Masters degree in 2012 from Queen Mary University, London in Law and Economics, and has an undergraduate degree from Durham University in Mathematics and Computer Science. Her Masters dissertation was an empirical study to prove that at that time, hedge funds did not create systemic risk to the wider market.


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