Foreign exchange and CFDs trading affiliate Investoo Group announced in a statement today that it has hired James McCarthy as General Counsel. In this role, McCarthy will provide strategic and risk-sensitive legal advice to the firm.
In his new role McCarthy will help the firm formalise its internal governance policies. He will also ensure that the company is compliant with the relevant legal and regulatory requirements.
McCarthy’s most recent role before Investoo was Senior Counsel at Aztec Group, a fund and corporate services provider. At the firm, he was the most senior lawyer and head of the legal team, which advised a business of approximately 750 staff.
Here, McCarthy also advised senior management on a range of legal issues such as regulation and compliance relating to contract negotiations, corporate governance matters, GDPR and much more.
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Throughout his career, McCarthy has been a solicitor at Latham & Watkins, an associate, and before that, a trainee solicitor, at Taylor Wessing.
McCarthy joins Investoo Group with more than a decade of legal experience
Commenting on his new role, McCarthy said: “the opportunity to contribute to the continued growth of a company which has quickly established itself at the forefront of financial marketing was simply too good to pass up. Driving growth and adding value whilst ensuring the highest standards of conduct is my main goal.”
At the firm, McCarthy said that one of his main goals is to add value to the business by having a deep understanding of Investoo Group’s business model. He believes this will allow him to really contribute towards the company, he said in the statement.
David Merry, the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Investoo Group, added: “The field of modern finance requires a fast-growing and agile business, but also one that respects ever-evolving legislation, regulation and licensing requirements. The sound legal experience that James can provide will also be essential as we successfully progress with our expansion plan.”
McCarthy is the latest addition to Investoo, which has made two other key hires during August. This month the firm has appointed James Beale as Chief Finance Officer and Jamie Beadle as the Chief Operating Officer.