Monique Melis

Managing Director and Global Head of Compliance and Regulatory Consulting

Monique Melis is the Global Head of Duff & Phelps’ Compliance and Regulatory Consulting practice. She is also a fellow at the Duff & Phelps Institute. Monique joined Duff & Phelps in January 2015 from Kinetic Partners. As a result of Duff & Phelps’ acquisition of Kinetic Partners, Duff & Phelps created a dedicated Compliance and Regulatory Consulting practice. She specializes in regulatory advice and, over the last 20 years, has worked with the FCA, various types of investment firms and asset managers.

Monique’s areas of expertise include senior management systems and controls, governance and regulatory risk, market monitoring issues, global procedure manuals for banks, large investment firms, regulatory investigations, transaction reporting, expert witness reports and regulatory due diligence. Monique is also involved in the resolution of regulatory investigations issues and has on numerous occasions spoken at industry seminars and written articles on regulatory change and transaction reporting.

Prior to joining the firm, Monique was the Head of Market Regulation at the Cayman Stock Exchange. She also worked at CIMA where she assisted in the Cayman Islands IMF review and co-drafted the Securities Investment Business Law for the Islands. She previously managed the Transaction Monitoring Unit in the Markets and Exchanges Division of the FSA. She transferred to the FSA from the Securities and Futures Authority where she worked in the Surveillance Department.

Monique has an MSc in Economics and Business Administration from Linkoping University (Sweden) and Ecole Supérieure de Commerce, Nantes-Atlantique (France) and holds a Diploma in Regulation and Compliance from the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment. In 2012, she completed the Executive Leadership and Managerial Finance programme at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

In June 2017 Monique was appointed a non-executive director at Metrobank plc, a London Stock Exchange listed company.

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