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Nick Beecroft

Location

West Sussex

Sector/s

Banking, Financial Services
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About Nick

I have held non-executive board roles at 5 UK-regulated financial services firms, including 2 Chairmanships. Before this i had a 27-year executive career at Citibank, Deutsche bank and Standard Chartered, with global managerial roles, involving frequent board level interaction and responsibility for budgets approaching US$1bn.
My specialities are in foreign exchange and interest rate markets, and liquidity risk.

Nick's Career History

June 2019 - Ongoing
Themis Financial Crime Agency

Ambassador

Reducing the global impact of economic and cyber-crime, corruption and terrorist financing.
http://www.crime.financial/

April 2019 - Ongoing
Martello Financial Services

Expert Witness

Martello Financial Services Limited provides expert witnesses to support commercial litigation and regulatory investigations in financial services, with specialist expertise in benchmarks and issues relating to compliance, risk and regulation.

September 2017 - September 2018
GKFX Financial Services Ltd

Non-executive Chairman

May 2017 - September 2018
Hoxton Hall Theatre

NED and Trustee

-Chairman of Staff and Finance Committee

October 2016 - September 2017
FX Pro UK Ltd

NED

March 2014 - Ongoing
National Bank of Egypt UK Ltd

Senior Independent Director

-Chairman of Risk Committee
-Frequent interaction with the CEO to develop strategy
-Advisory role in product development and in the modernisation of the business within PRA/FCA guidelines
-Have met with the FCA/PRA many times on the bank’s behalf

February 2013 - June 2014
C-View Limited Interest Rate Fund

Founder and Chief Investment Officer

-Launched this new fund, a discretionary hedge fund program, focussed on exchange-traded interest rate futures and options
-Instrumental in setting up the fund, including establishment of a prime brokerage relationship, over-seeing fund accounting, and marketing, as well as portfolio management

July 2012 - July 2015
Saxo Capital Markets UK Ltd.

Non-executive Chairman

-Member of Audit and Risk Committee
-Guiding influence with regard to governance, formulation of the ICAAP and ILAAP, and the FCA relationship
-Met with the FCA regularly
-Guided the firm through its transition from branch to subsidiary status

March 2010 - Ongoing
Crown Agents Bank Ltd

Senior Independent Director

-played a defining role in redevelopment of the bank’s business model, following its acquisition by Helios Investment Partners
-advised on strategy to steer through the minefield of low rates and flat yield curves, and the ever-changing PRA/FCA/MIFID regulatory environment
-met with the PRA/FCA on the bank’s behalf on many occasions
-sourced and helped recruit two NED’s, one of whom went on to become their very successful CEO
-key advisory role with regard to ALM and the FX business

December 2006 - November 2008
Standard Chartered Bank

Senior Banker

-Invited to join an elite global team of 20 relationship managers, looking after the bank’s top 100 corporate and institutional clients

July 2003 - December 2006
Standard Chartered Bank

Global Head of Foreign Exchange

-Product responsibility for foreign exchange (FX) trading, (including spot and forward FX, and FX options), in all geographies, (46 trading rooms, approx. 300 staff).
-Invited to join the Bank of England Foreign Exchange Joint Standing Committee

June 1995 - June 2003
Deutsche Bank

Global Head of Spot Foreign Exchange

-Part of the global EXCO, which in 5 years took Deutsche from No. 23 to No. 1 in the annual Euromoney FX Survey.
-Previously Head of FX trading and sales in London.

August 1981 - May 1995
Citibank

UK Treasurer

-Responsible for the £30bn balance sheet, including mortgages, personal loans and car finance
-Responsible for balance sheet structure, money market trading, forward FX and short-term interest rate derivatives
-Chairman of UK ALCO, handling the interface with relationship management, the cash management division, and the relationship with the Bank of England.