Rebecca Thorpe has been helping financial services firms as a regulatory consultant for nearly twenty years across a wide range of conduct themes. Based in Hong Kong, Rebecca heads up the Asia operation of Bovill and leads the teams across Hong Kong and Singapore, helping clients with local and international regulatory issues.
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.
Rebecca retains a hands-on relationship with our clients. In her 12 years at Bovill 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.
Rebecca holds a Masters degree from Queen Mary University, London in Law and Economics, and undergraduate degree from Durham University in Mathematics and Computer Science. Her Masters dissertation was an empirical study to prove that hedge funds do not create systemic risk to the wider market.