Nick Thomas is a director in Duff & Phelps’ Compliance and Regulatory Consulting practice. He provides ongoing compliance support to UK-based hedge funds, private equity firms and other alternative asset managers. 

Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, Nick spent 13 years at the Financial Conduct Authority. During this time, he gained a broad and deep understanding of the UK regulatory environment applicable to alternative asset management firms. He spent the last few years in Asset Management Supervision, including time in the Alternative Investments Team, with responsibility for supervising some of the largest and most prominent hedge funds in the UK. Prior to this, he worked extensively on AIFMD implementation at the regulator, and spent a number of years in the Permissions area, assessing applications from investment firms seeking to obtain FCA authorization. 

Nick holds a BSc in Mathematics from Imperial College London. He also holds the Investment Management Certificate (IMC), Fundamentals of Alternative Investments Certificate and the Financial Planning Certificate (FPC). He also speaks Japanese.

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