Former Financial Conduct Authority Enforcement Investigator Charles Hastie Joins Clutch Group as Regulatory Head in London

September 21st, 2015

Regulatory investigation expert Charles Hastie will provide industry expertise to design bespoke solutions for Clutch’s clients

LONDON, Sep 21, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Clutch Group, an organization dedicated to helping companies tackle complex legal, risk and compliance issues, is pleased to announce it has named Charles Hastie as Regulatory Head in its London, UK office.

In his new role, Charles will use his long-standing regulatory investigation experience to develop strategic solutions for Clutch’s financial services clients. He will also establish ongoing liaisons with key opinion leaders, government officials, and regulatory bodies to ensure that significant developments in the field are monitored and relayed to clients.

“Clutch Group is on the cutting edge of technological development and the services they provide deeply impact their key vertical markets,” says Charles. “In a world that is becoming increasingly data centric and strategic, Clutch Group is the standard bearer. I look forward to harnessing my regulatory experience to help Clutch’s clients become more attuned to and navigate through today’s complex regulatory landscape.”
“We’re excited to have Charles join the team,” says Brandon Daniels, President at Clutch Group. “His extensive experience in regulatory oversight and strategy and data analytics, combined with his knowledge of financial products and market issues, will be enormously helpful as we continue to develop innovative risk and compliance solutions.”

Charles brings over twenty years of experience to his new role. Prior to joining Clutch Group, Charles was a Supervisor and Forensic Investigator at the Financial Conduct Authority, where he developed and implemented supervisory strategies for a large financial institution and monitored the bank’s conduct change and remediation programmes against regulatory requirements. He also handled several FCA investigation cases about market abuse, UKLA Listing Rule breaches, and FCA principles breaches.

Prior to his position at the Financial Conduct Authority, Charles was an internal auditor at Man Group PLC and American Express UK. In these roles, Charles delivered audits to trading desks and designed data mining techniques to detect suspicious activity. He also worked as an auditor at the National Audit Office and has several years of experience as a derivatives broker. Charles has a Master of Arts from the University of Edinburgh.

About Clutch Group

Founded in 2005 by top attorneys from leading firms and business process pioneers, Clutch Group has grown to a team of legal, technology and process experts in seven offices across three continents. Clutch was built from the ground up to help General Counsels more effectively manage problems within Fortune 500 companies. Clutch combines its expertise in harnessing technology, implementing process and focusing on fact development to deliver risk-measured, cost-optimized solutions for clients. Clutch Group has been consistently ranked as a top provider by industry research as well as client satisfaction since its inception and has been recognized by industry authorities including Nelson Hall, the New York Law Journal, the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP), Chambers Global, Frost & Sullivan, the Black Book of Outsourcing, and Dun & Bradstreet. For more information, visit

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