Ciara O’Sullivan joined Duff & Phelps in January 2015 from Kinetic Partners. As a result of Duff & Phelps’ acquisition of Kinetic Partners, Duff & Phelps created a dedicated Compliance and Regulatory Consulting practice. 
Ciara is a director in the regulatory consulting team where she provides a range of regulatory and compliance advisory services to regulated firms and investment funds.  She also acts as designated person and MLRO for Irish regulated funds.

Prior to working with Kinetic Partners, Ciara worked with a large US global custodian in a number of roles including European compliance officer, Head of the Trustee Group and Chairperson of their Market Initiative Group. During her time in Kinetic Partners, Ciara has been on long term secondment at a global custodian assisting with AIFMD implementation and governance as well as acting as Chief Compliance Officer for a multi-billion pound U.S. investment manager.
Ciara is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, a former chair and current member of the Association of Compliance Officers of Ireland’s Funds Working Group and a member of the IF UCITS Rulebook working group and the IF Regulatory reporting Working Group. She also has a Diploma in Corporate Governance from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School.

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