Consultant Peter Oakes Joins Armstrong Teasdale
Armstrong Teasdale announces the addition of Consultant Peter Oakes* to the firm’s fintech practice. Considered one of the top authorities in Europe on the fintech space, his addition significantly strengthens the firm’s capabilities in this field.
A former central banker and fintech practitioner, Oakes is also the founder of Fintech UK, Fintech Ireland, USTechFin and other geographically focused fintech groups. During his time as an industry practitioner, Oakes held roles as strategic adviser, in-house counsel, chief risk officer, chief compliance officer and Money Laundering Reporting Officer at investment management firms, mutual funds and payment institutions in the U.K. and Ireland. Oakes has successfully established, grown and exited several consulting and training businesses.
An international keynote speaker and media commentator, Oakes has presented to more than 10,000 professionals at events on various topics including corporate governance, regulation, regulatory risk, fintech and financial services. In addition, he is non-executive director of several innovative regulated fintech businesses including Susquehanna International (MiFID), TransferMate (payments institution) and Optal Financial Europe (e-money institution) and is Chairman of AWM Wealth Advisers (MiFID). He has assisted numerous fintech and regulatory technology businesses located in Australia, Ireland, U.K. and U.S. through serving on their advisory boards.
Oakes has previously held senior roles with the Central Bank of Ireland (Director, Enforcement & Financial Crime), U.K. Financial Services Authority (Enforcement Lawyer), the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (Senior Officer) and the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (Adviser to Governor and Deputy Governor, Banking Supervision).
*Peter Oakes serves Armstrong Teasdale Ltd. as a non-exclusive consultant and independent contractor. He is not an employee or partner of the firm, and may serve in a similar role to other third parties, including law firms.