Niall is a senior regulatory intelligence expert, Asia Pacific. He joined Thomson Reuters in 2013 from FTI Consulting, where he was managing director for investigations in Australia. Prior to that, he was was a senior specialist advisory for the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) and the director of enforcement for the Dubai Financial Service Authority (DFSA).
Niall is a Barrister of the High Court of Australia and has over twenty years experience in financial markets and international regulation. In 2002, he was awarded an ASIC Australia Day Honour Medal for his work in corporate investigations. He has written a book on corporate investigations published by Thomson Reuters and has been a commentator in the Australian Financial Review and television on financial crime, regulation and compliance.
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and the Serious Financial Crime Taskforce (SFCT)) have pressed 72 criminal charges against the directors and legal advisers of Members Alliance and Benchmark Group.
The multibillion dollar losses suffered by Credit Suisse following the collapse of Greensill Capital and Archegos Capital may well rank among the most significant risk and compliance failures of the past decade.
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has launched an internal investigation into whether it needed to do more to stop the marketing of Sterling First (Aust) Ltd and associated companies (Sterling First) to vulnerable elderly investors.