Capital Index Appoints Peter Wilson as New Head of Compliance

The brokerage is aiming to continue with its international expansion at a time when strong growth for the industry persists.

Capital Index, a London headquartered and FCA regulated CFDs and foreign exchange financial spread betting brokerage, has announced that the company is continuing to attract new talent. The firm has on-boarded industry veteran Peter Wilson as head of its compliance unit and Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO).

Peter Wilson, Capital Index Head of Compliance and MLRO
Peter Wilson, Capital Index Head of Compliance and MLRO

The company is expanding its management team with a top industry executive who has previously held the same roles at Finotec, ICM Capital and IKON Finance. The addition comes at a time when the company has been looking to continue its international expansion. As a retail brokerage, Capital Index is aiming to bolster its team in order to tackle any prospective changes to the regulatory framework and cement its status as an FCA regulated brokerage.

Capital Index gained approval by the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority in November 2015 and is headed by CEO Robert Woolfe.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Wilson stated: “I look forward to working with Robert Woolfe and his experienced management team to help continue the good work in maintaining a robust and compliant centered business.”

“Operating in such a highly regulated environment the Compliance and MLRO role is an extremely important hire and we are thrilled that Peter has agreed to join us. This hire comes at a very exciting time of growth for us and Peter’s extensive experience will be invaluable in helping us navigate the often complex compliance landscape,” Woolfe elaborated.

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