Gareth Malna

Head of Finreg



The Jedi-Master of Financial Services
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The FCA handbook
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A financial services Jedi-master, Gareth is our Head of FinReg and brings a wealth of experience (pun intended) across a broad spectrum of the regulatory perimeter. Gareth’s wide-ranging expertise includes providing regulatory advice on MiFID, PSD2, UCITS, AIFMD and MLD to financial services businesses including banks, asset managers, investment platforms, payment service providers and other FCA regulated businesses. As well as black-letter regulatory counsel Gareth helps businesses launch and restructure new products, operationalise their business and create good governance structures.

The co-author of “The Financial Technology Law Review 2019”, and the UK-focused chapters in “The International Comparative Guide to Public Investment Funds 2018 and 2019”, Gareth is at the epicentre of developments in the FinReg space, and a passionate solicitor when it comes to realising the ambitions of his clients.

Education & Certifications

  • College of Law, Manchester (2012)
  • BA (Hons) English Literature, Cardiff (2006)