The UK business of Melbourne-based broker, ThinkMarkets, has parted ways with its Compliance Officer, Alla Polyanskaya, ending a six-year stint based out of Australia.
Polyanskaya has joined investment research firm, Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: MORN), which continues its investment in new executive talents to drive growth in the APAC region, capitalizing on the growing worldwide demand for its solutions.
In her new capacity, she will oversee the company’s legal, compliance, surveillance and regulatory practices, and also help maintain ties with domestic and international partners within the financial services industry.
Polyanskaya will be tasked with ensuring adherence to the relevant rules, regulations and guidelines by which the firm is bound. Given the increasingly global nature of the business and a regulatory landscape that is constantly evolving, this is a greater challenge now than ever before.
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She has gained extensive experience from more than 11 years in compliance roles and managing large scale regulatory projects. Her career encompasses several stints as a Financial Associate with TMK IPSCO, where she kicked off her career back in 2010. She previously worked as Director of Operations at Finege.
Polyanskaya has delved into FX business back in 2013 when she joined ThinkForex as Finance Officer. She was promoted to Compliance and AML officer in 2015, just as the multi-licensed forex brokerage firm rebranded as ThinkMarkets.
She spent nearly six years in this post with the FCA-regulated firm, which is also regulated by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). Additionally, her elevation came at a time when the company has been looking to continue its international expansion. In 2019, ThinkMarkets has expanded its global footprint through its licensed South African firm. Specifically, the broker offers both South African and international products, such as single-stock CFDs, stock indices, currencies and commodities via its trading platform.