Anna Maleva-Otto is a counsel in the investment management team in London.  She advises asset managers on a range of U.K. financial services regulatory matters, including the impact of EU directives and regulations.

Practice & Background

Ms. Maleva-Otto has gained substantial experience advising hedge fund managers, brokers, insurance firms and investment banks on a wide spectrum of regulatory matters in her roles in private practice and as an in-house counsel and compliance officer of a hedge fund manager. She has developed a particular focus on advising on the scope of activities and investments regulated under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, establishment of regulated businesses, financial crime (including market abuse, money laundering and bribery), financial promotion and offers of securities, regulatory reporting and disclosure obligations, regulatory capital and conduct of business rules.

Prior to joining the firm, she was also closely involved in advising asset manager trade associations on their advocacy initiatives in connection with several key pieces of EU legislation (including the Short Selling Regulation, Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers and the legislative proposals arising from the review of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive and the Market Abuse Directive).

Ms. Maleva-Otto began her career as a regulatory consultant assisting clients in the financial services sector with the design and implementation of compliance procedures, conduct of internal compliance investigations, compliance audits and remediation exercises.

Languages

Russian