of Combined Experience
5+ avg Years
Working as a team
Vittoria & Partners
Regulatory Hosting Solution
We provide regulatory hosting solutions to those looking to undertake regulatory activity in the UK as
> An Appointed Representative (AR)
> An Investment Manager under MiFID
> An Investment Manager under AIFMD
Our team of experienced compliance and risk specialists have worked in the industry as a team for more than 7 years. Regulatory hosting is all we do. We look to partner with our clients to help them build their business by enabling them to concentrate on their core business activities whilst we maintain compliance and risk oversight.
We work with Hedge Funds, Private Equity, Corporate Finance, and Real Estate firms.
Vittoria and Partners is a trading name of Quay Partners Investments (UK) LLP.
Why choose us
Independence, Experience and Teamwork
V&P offers an institutional-level service, which focuses on quality. Our team is well established, and we have already successfully worked together at a leading firm for many years. Our fees are competitive and charged on a fixed monthly basis, so you always know what you will be paying.
Knowledge & Experience
Meet the team with 150+ years of combined experience working within a leading provider in the sector.
Joe was most recently the CEO and Founder of the Mirabella Group. During the past eight years Joe guided the growth of the Mirabella business, as it became the recognised leader in regulatory hosting in the UK. As its CEO and Compliance Officer, he was responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance of Mirabella. During his tenure at Mirabella, the firm fully and successfully complied with its regulatory obligations, which included the FCA (UK), MFSA (Malta), and the NFA/ CFTC (USA). Mirabella oversaw the activity of over 200+ people working in a regulatory function, across all its 70+ clients’, which included over $19bn in assets under management. The investment strategies it hosted ranged from Private Equity and Real Estate to complex credit and derivative processes, with the majority in long/short equity. Mirabella was known as the institutional name in this industry.
Apart from his experience at Mirabella, Joe has acted as COO to other investment management firms, which included quant, debt and credit strategies. Before starting in the alternative investment management industry in 1998, Joe worked at Salomon Brothers which he joined in 1985, after graduating from Yale with a BA in Economics.
Joe will continue as CEO of Global Regulatory Surveillance Services, a uniquely complimentary to Vittoria & Partners.
The title of CEO for Vittoria & Partners is pending FCA approval.
Head of Sales
Sarah recently left ACA Mirabella, where she held the role of Head of Sales. In this role, she was focused on the company’s growth, from targeting new business opportunities to nurturing existing client relationships.
Sarah is working towards the CIPD Foundation Certificate in People Practice.
Sarah will continue to head up Sales for Global Regulatory Surveillance Services, a uniquely complimentary business to Vittoria & Partners.
Compliance monitoring executive
Paul will join Vittoria & Partners on 1st July. Since September 2021 he has been a Senior Surveillance Analyst at Global Regulatory Surveillance Services, an associate company of Vittoria & Partners.
Paul held the position of Senior Compliance Consultant at ACA Mirabella, where he was responsible for monitoring some of the largest and most complex clients served by Mirabella. He is a compliance professional with 25+ years of regulatory experience.
At ACA Mirabella, as well as implementing a compliance infrastructure at each client and conducting ongoing compliance reviews, Paul’s role encompassed oversight and review of clients’ electronic communications (employing Fingerprint) and their staff members’ personal compliance interactions (utilising Compliance ELF).
Paul spent 5 years at the FCA (then the FSA) as the Manager of a Corporate Authorisation team, followed by approximately 20 years of compliance experience in the financial services industry. He has worked in-house and held the Compliance Officer and Money Laundering Reporting Officer roles for approximately 12 years, firstly at a broking firm which he joined at start-up, and then a hedge fund manager. Paul also spent over 3 years working at a leading compliance consultancy, providing compliance support to clients (including full-scope and sub-threshold AIFMs, investment managers and advisers). He is a qualified Chartered Accountant.
Compliance monitoring executive
Tim will join Vittoria & Partners on 1st July. Since September 2021 he has been a Senior Surveillance Analyst at Global Regulatory Surveillance Services, an associate company of Vittoria & Partners.
For the five years before working at Global Regulatory Surveillance Services, Tim held the position of Senior Compliance Consultant at ACA Mirabella overseeing a wide range of complex and large firms on the hosted platform.
Tim began his career at Price Waterhouse in 1986, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Following qualification, Tim transferred to Hong Kong, where he spent 5 years specialising in the audit of multinational trading and finance entities. Tim spent 18 months on secondment at the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission developing an inspection regime for asset managers and advisers.
On returning to the UK, Tim spent 3 years at IMRO, a predecessor to the FCA, specialising in asset management supervision. Tim subsequently undertook several senior in-house compliance and finance roles across a range of start-up and large asset managers specialising in open-ended funds and, subsequently, private equity. Tim then moved into compliance consulting with Cordium and more recently spent 5 years working at ACA Mirabella overseeing a wide range of hosted clients.
Head of Risk & Operations
George will join Vittoria & Partners on 1st July. Since September 2021 he has been the Head of Risk & Operations at Global Regulatory Surveillance Services, an associate company of Vittoria & Partners.
Before joining GRSS, George worked at ACA Mirabella for six years as Head of Risk Operations and managed the Malta-based Risk Team responsible for all the Firm’s risk monitoring and regulatory reporting.
He holds an MSc in Financial Mathematics from the University of Leeds, focusing on quantitative risk management, and a BSc in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Malta. He has also taken several short courses, including the Oxford Private Markets Certificate at the Saїd Business School, and is currently reading a Postgraduate Certificate in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Leeds.
In his free time, George volunteers for non-governmental organisations within the cultural sector in Malta, having an interest in the arts and classical music.
An awardee of the Marie Curie Actions scholarship, Elizabeth built up her data crunching and analytical skills in theoretical motor neuroscience where she investigated brain mechanisms in action initiation at the Institute of Neurology, University College London.
She transferred her skillset to financial services in 2017, where she formed part of a formidable risk team at the regulatory hosting platform, ACA Mirabella. There she held the position of Senior Risk Associate, where she concentrated on risk management for funds with model-based strategies, focusing primarily on insurance-linked security investments. As part of the same role, Elizabeth worked with a subsection of the team on consolidating and improving the surveillance framework for potential market abuse of the platform’s diverse clientele, promoting an evidence-based approach in the set-up of the framework.
Having also previously had the opportunity to study and work at various neuro-research institutions, including Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm and Radboud UMC, Nijmegen, Elizabeth brings multi-faceted experience in breaking down complex problems to facilitate custom solutions.
Ryan most recently held the position of Senior Risk Associate at ACA Mirabella, where he was responsible for reviewing clients’ investment processes, risk management processes, strategy complexity, and operational arrangements. He was responsible for monitoring clients’ trading activities daily, including risk/trading limits. Ryan was also involved with the creation of the Governance Risk Compliance Operations Unit within the company.
After graduating with a Bachelors’ Degree in Commerce, a Post Graduate Certificate in Finance, and a Master’s Degree in Investment and Finance, Ryan spent over two years at APS Bank in Risk Management and Finance. He joins Vittoria & Partners with effect from 1st August 2022.
Head of Administration
Martha has over 16 years of experience working in the financial services sector. During this time, she has worked for well-established financial services firms, as a Senior Administrator managing their client-facing teams ensuring that various applications were always completed in accordance with the appropriate regulatory and due diligence standards.
In September 2021, Martha joined Global Regulatory Surveillance Services, an associate company of Vittoria & Partners, as the Head of Administration. Previously, she was an Onboarding Associate at Mirabella for 3 years, where she conducted regulatory reviews and due diligence on both individuals and corporate entities.
In 2019, Martha attained a Diploma in Business Management with University of Chester administered by Global College Malta and she holds a CF1 UK Financial Systems, Regulation & Ethics Certificate.
Nicole is a skilled administrator with over ten years of experience working within Pensions, Trust, and Compliance companies, providing first-class customer services to clients, IFA’s, Intermediaries, and dealing with banks and investment companies.
Nicole’s most recent role was that of Onboarding Analyst with ACA Mirabella. She worked closely with the Senior Compliance and GRC teams. She was responsible for undertaking due diligence checks on new clients (firms and individuals), updating existing due diligence documentation, and drafting risk assessments.
Nicole holds a Foundation Certificate in Trusts Law and Management, a Diploma in Financial Advice, and is currently working towards a Diploma in Business and Management.
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Joe Vittoria leads the new team powering Quay Partners extended regulatory hosting service London, 26th May 2022: Quay Partners Investments (Quay) today announced that Joe