Melanie is Co-Head of our Financial Services sector team. She over ten years’ experience of working with Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulated entities and advises a range of clients across the alternatives space, predominantly fund managers (hedge and private equity), but including broker-dealers, sub-advisers, depositaries and placement agents.
Melanie has extensive experience of working with early stage managers from launch and supporting them in a full-service outsourced accounting capacity. As well as delivering audit and assurance services, including track record reporting and FCA CASS audits, she supports her clients with GABRIEL reporting, tax advisory and compliance, and set-up, financial management and transaction advice.
Melanie regularly speaks on topical panels at sector specific events, where she has covered areas including Outsourcing and Service Provider Selection and Tax Structuring: LLP vs Limited, and regularly contributes to sector publications. In 2017 Melanie was a co-contributor to the publication ‘Successfully Launching A Hedge Fund In Europe’, and more recently contributed to HFM's special report ‘How to Start A Hedge Fund in Europe.’
Melanie is a member of the ICAEW's FS Faculty and a regular attendee of AIMA, HFM and 100 Women in Finance events.
Melanie was appointed Partner in October 2016 having joined the firm as a trainee in 2007 and during her own rapid progression has taken responsibility for mentoring others.
Outside of work, Melanie enjoys travelling, she is a linguist with proficiency in both French and Spanish, and aims at a healthy lifestyle, being a regular visitor to her local gym.