Our global and domestic team

We aim to be unique in providing a truly global service locally. We achieve this by ensuring all of our team have unrivalled expertise in the global regulatory landscape. Our team includes experts from the industry, ex-regulators and former lawyers. We are also members of key industry working groups and trade associations around the world. We work both domestically and globally with firms ranging from small start ups to some of the biggest investment management firms in the world.

Our deep industry knowledge

Our industry knowledge and relationships with the regulators mean that we have a core understanding of what the regulators and potential investors undertaking due diligence will require, and that enables us to provide real value to our hedge fund, private equity, broker/dealer and investment banking clients.

Our client service

Our approach is to provide clear and practical advice to our clients. Our global understanding of regulation allows us to provide a streamlined, cost effective service tailored to our client’s individual needs. We strongly believe that no two businesses are alike and have designed our service around that ethos. We listen and understand what our clients need and develop a tailored service offering to meet their specific requirements. This involves not just skilled advice but also supporting successful implementation.

Keeping up to date

Key to supporting our clients is ensuring that they are kept up to date with the latest regulatory developments. We have a media team focused on keeping our clients ahead of the curve with clear practical client alerts.


Increasingly technology plays a vital role in addressing the compliance burden on firms. Consequently to provide optimal support to our clients, Optima has a specialist technology team offering services to supplement our regulatory compliance offerings.