Admiral Markets UK Ltd, a London-based financial trading provider, on Tuesday revealed a new member to its team, with the firm appointing Robert Shadforth to the role of Executive Director.
This position sees Shadforth come back into the workforce, after leaving the banking group Natixis in September of 2017 to spend time with his family.
At Admiral Markets he will be based in London as a director of the board. In this role, he will help navigate the company in an ever-changing regulatory environment in the United Kingdom.
Since the 1980s, Shadforth has been a professional working in the city of London. Throughout his extensive career, he has predominately been in compliance-based and regulation focused roles.
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Towards the beginning of his career, Shadforth became a regulator at the AFBD, moving on in 1991 to work at the Securities and Futures Authority (SFA).
At the SFA, Shadforth was the Head of International Regulation in the Policy Division. In this role, he was responsible for leading the negotiations with US-based regulator the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to gain access for UK firms to US persons.
He also helped coordinate the implementation of the Banking Coordination Directive and the Investment Services Directive with the UK Treasury and EU regulators. Another notable achievement of Shadforth was that he drafted and implemented the first rules in the UK governing spread betting firms.
Robert Shadforth moves into investment banking
Shadforth then moved into investment banking, joining Bankers Trust in 1996. While there, he was in charge of EMEA compliance and regulatory liaison. From the firm, he moved to Credit Suisse First Boston to perform a similar role.
In 2001 he joined CDC IXIS Capital Markets, initially joining as a Managing Director in Compliance. Through a series of mergers, the French investment bank became Natixis, the investment banking arm of Groupe BPCE.