City Capital Consulting Limited (“City”) is a specialist provider of compliance consultancy services to FCA regulated firms including FCA Authorisation & FCA Licence Services. Our clients range from global banks to small hedge fund managers in the UK and Europe.

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The senior team at City has extensive compliance, consulting and industry experience. Please see below for a brief overview of the senior team.

Mark Adams LLB MSc FCII

Mark was Head of Compliance for a Wholesale Bank before joining City in 2006. Prior to this he was a senior manager with one of the Self Regulatory Organisations and his areas of expertise cover money laundering, systems and controls and enforcement. He has published widely on compliance issues and speaks regularly at industry conferences.


Following nearly 7 years at the Financial Services Authority, Gerry joined City in 2006. His experience at the regulator covered a broad range of firms, including; banks, corporate financiers, fund managers, venture capitalists, stockbrokers and independent financial advisers. Prior to the regulator, Gerry worked for a large stockbroking firm for 5 years. His areas of expertise cover money laundering, systems and controls, market conduct, conduct of business and enforcement.

John Gillespie MA LLM FCCA

John is a chartered accountant with extensive experience in management consultancy, risk and compliance. He held senior positions at a large accountancy firm and the regulator before joining City. He has expert knowledge of FCA financial rules, market abuse regulations, financial crime, risk management and trading having previously provided regulatory consultancy services to a number of top tier banks and hedge fund managers.

Simona Bazanova BA (Hons)

Simona joined City in 2015 and manages all operational and financial matters. She previously was the financial controller for a listed company and holds a bachelors degree in economics.