WisdomTree names head of European compliance

WisdomTree names head of European compliance

Exchange-traded fund specialist WisdomTree has appointed Altaf Cassam to a new role as head of European compliance.

Cassam previously worked as a MiFID II consultant at Aberdeen Asset Management and has also held roles at Ernst & Young, Pioneer, Threadneedle and Natixis. 

He will be based in London and will be responsible for the entire European compliance area, reporting to Bryan Governey, general gounsel of WisdomTree in Europe. 

"Regulatory matters and compliance are essential to our business,” said Dave Abner, head of WisdomTree in Europe. "These areas are becoming more and more important in the course of expanding our activities in Europe when it comes to meeting the requirements of our clients.”

Cassam added: "I am delighted to strengthen a company that understands compliance as an integral part of business success." 

"I look forward to further strengthening the already very robust structure of the company and working with international colleagues to ensure that we are always well positioned in a changing regulatory environment ".

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