Maria Kaae joined our team in London in September 2023 as a Senior Compliance Officer and is a member of our Structured Finance & Capital Markets team.
She is responsible for compliance at our UK and Irish offices. Her responsibilities include advising the financial and legal account managers on customer due diligence, anti-money laundering (AML) and the fight against cybercrime. She also helps implement internal procedures based on the applicable legislation.
She focuses on compliance for our global Structured Finance & Capital Markets business, helping it establish its international footprint in compliance with regulations across its different jurisdictions.
Maria obtained her bachelor’s and master’s in law from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Her master’s dissertation was on Cross-border Fundraising: A cost-benefit Analysis of the Regulatory regimes available to a Danish Venture Capital Fund Manager.
She has over ten years of experience in the legal industry. She previously worked as a Legal Officer for the Danish Defense Personnel Organization within the Danish Ministry of Defense, focusing on individual employment law. She then relocated to London and worked as a Legal Analyst for Pinsent Masons, LLP.
Her compliance career started in 2019 when she worked as a Legal and Compliance Analyst with Fisher Investments, a discretionary portfolio manager responsible for the Luxembourg branch’s compliance framework and its subsidiaries.