Director/Head of Compliance
Karen has been in financial services for 18 years and is based in Cyprus. Prior to joining Blacktower she was responsible for business development for a large global IFA Network, including recruitment and relationship management of financial advisors spread across three continents. She then went on to set up a new EU financial advisory arm in the position of MD for an international financial services group and later moved to the role of Chief Operations Officer for the group. Karen has extensive experience in management, operations, compliance & risk and serves as a compliance consultant to a number of financial services companies.
Karen is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investments (CISI) and holds various professional qualifications in securities, compliance, investment operations and insurance from both CISI and the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). Karen also holds the Cyprus Ministry of Finance examinations in: Anti-Money Laundering and the Advanced examination (certification for Investment Advisory and Portfolio Management).