Darren Gorman leads the DMS AIFM/Manco business line in Luxembourg and has functional responsibility for the DMS Client Solutions team in Europe. He has over 20 years’ custody, fund administration and transfer agency experience in regulated financial services firms in Dublin, London and Luxembourg.
Mr. Gorman has considerable expertise in the Legal, Compliance and Risk functions and has a strong track record in the design and roll out of corporate governance frameworks, including provision of independent non-executive director services, MLRO services and designated person responsibilities for investment funds.
He previously served as Managing Director at Corporate Compliance Solutions, a specialized regulatory change, compliance and corporate governance consultancy. In this role he designed and implemented governance solutions for the board and senior management, and provided director and MLRO solutions to investment managers.
Prior to that he spent 13 years with RBC most recently as Director, Enterprise Compliance at RBC Investor & Treasury Services based in London, where he was responsible for managing compliance risk across the UK, Ireland and Middle East. Previous roles held by Mr. Gorman include acting as Company Secretary to RBC and Dexia’s joint venture business in London, Head of Legal & Compliance at RBC Dexia Dublin and Deputy Compliance Manager at State Street, where he led the team responsible for the custodian monitoring function for the bank’s Luxembourg office.
Mr. Gorman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Trinity College, Dublin.
He has been approved by the UK Financial Conduct Authority and Bank of England Prudential Regulation Authority as Head of Compliance, and also has regulatory approvals in Ireland and the UAE. He is a member of the Association of Compliance Officers of Ireland.