The IMS Group hires Gartmore compliance manager

Firm also doubles size of its Regulatory Transaction team prompting move to larger offices
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July 7, 2011 - PRLog -- The IMS Group (IMS), the leading regulation and compliance consultant, has hired Kim Ellis, a former senior compliance monitoring manager from Gartmore, to its Projects team.

In her new role at IMS, Kim will specialise in wholesale financial markets compliance, and will cover conduct of business, client assets, collective investment schemes and market conduct.  

At Gartmore Kim conducted comprehensive and independent compliance and risk monitoring across the company.

IMS has recently doubled the size of its Regulatory Transactions team, which deals with FSA applications, variations of permission, change of control and change of legal status amongst other things, based on the strong demand for those services.

IMS has seen a year of rapid growth, including the acquisition of compliance consultancy MMS Regulatory Solutions in February, which brought further regulatory expertise to IMS. The acquisition, and new hires, have prompted the firm to move to larger offices, on Jermyn Street, London, to accomodate the growing team.

Michel van Leeuwen, group chief executive, IMS, says: “We are on a fast growth trajectory and are always seeking high calibre individuals to strengthen our existing talent.  Kim’s experience will make her a valuable addition to the Projects team. ”

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About The IMS Group
The IMS Group is a professional financial services group for the asset management and securities industry. IMS’ core service offering is regulatory compliance consulting to UK regulated financial services firms and US regulatory consulting through IMS Consulting in New York.  Alongside this, IMS provides related services including hosted regulatory permissions, due diligence, compliance training, risk management and recruitment.

IMS also offers accounting, taxation and administration services  and supports more than 600 investment businesses, ranging from established global firms to start-ups.  Its clients include many of the world's largest hedge fund managers, private equity firms, fund of funds managers, family offices and institutional pension fund managers.
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