CFH Clearing has appointed legal and compliance expert, Julia Free to its Board in an internal move.
Free, a qualified solicitor, has been promoted from compliance officer to director at CFH Clearing. As part of her new remit, she will take on the role of money laundering reporting officer (MLRO) and has gained a CF11 accreditation with the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
Free’s promotion coincides with what CFH terms “a restructuring at CFH Clearing to merge legal, compliance and onboarding into a single department to create enhanced efficiencies for its institutional clients”. She will head up this combined function.
“We are delighted to welcome Julia to the CFH Board. Her appointment in this newly created role highlights the priority we give to ensuring our legal and compliance obligations are at the forefront of all decisions we make for the organisation,” says Matthew Maloney, CEO, CFH Clearing. “Julia has an in-depth understanding about our business as well as the increasingly complex legal requirements we need to adhere to as an FCA regulated firm with a global client base. She will be an asset to our Board and thoroughly deserves her promotion.”