Peter Oakes is a financial services expert in banking, payments, funds, MiFID, fintech, regtech, cryptocurrencies and distributed ledger technology industries. He is recogised as a leading fintech expert by Chambers & Partners (2021 and 2020). Peter’s subject matter expertise includes anti-financial crime, corporate governance, directors’ duties, data protection and financial services regulations. Peter is the founder of Fintech Ireland, Fintech UK and US TechFin. He was appointed as the first Director of Enforcement and Financial Crime at the Irish Central Bank (2010-2013) and has worked as a senior regulator in the UK (FSA), Australia (ASIC) and Saudi Arabia (SAMA) and continues to work with regulators on their supervisory and enforcement strategies. He is a non-executive director of leading regulated fintech and wealth management firms including Susquehanna (MiFID), AWM Wealth Advisers (MiFID), Optal Financial Europe (Emoney) and TransferMate (PSD).
Peter is retained as board advisor to a number of fintech and regtech. Peter is a fintech and regulatory consultant to leading international law firms Armstrong Teasdale and Clark Hill. He also works with fintech and regtech firms seeking licences in Europe and mentors start-ups. He is a solicitor admitted in the UK, Ireland and Australia.