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Varramore Partners becomes GBG Channel Partner

Varramore Partners (“Varramore”) is very pleased to announce that it has recently become a Channel Partner for GBG KnowYourPeople and GBG OnlineDisclosures. This partnership now enables Varramore to offer a broad range of background check services to our clients.

GBG is a global specialist in identity data intelligence. GBG KnowYourPeople provides an online screening platform covering a wide range of background checks including, but not limited to, adverse financial checks, employee reference and qualification checks, identity checks and PEPs, sanctions and enforcement checks. GBG OnlineDisclosures provides an online platform for undertaking criminal record checks – both in the UK and overseas. Amongst others, background checks can be carried out on UK-resident employees (prospective and existing), investors, investee companies and service providers. By becoming a GBG Channel Partner, Varramore has further enhanced its governance, risk and compliance offering to its clients – typically, small to medium-sized investment firms based in the UK. As well as being well positioned to advise our clients on the background checks that must or should be undertaken, Varramore is now able to offer a solution to deliver on this advice.

Varramore’s Governance, Risk & Compliance offering is led by Gerard O’Brien. He has over 9 years of governance, risk and compliance experience. Gerard is a Chartered Fellow (Chartered FCSI) of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (“CISI”) and is a Member of the Association of Professional Compliance Consultants (“APCC”).

Gerard O’Brien, Managing Director, commented: “Regulatory changes in recent years – not least, the Senior Managers and Certification Regime – mean that there is an increased need for FCA-regulated investment firms of all sizes to carry out extensive background checks on their employees, investors, investee companies (particularly, in the case private equity/venture capital firms) and, in some cases, even on service providers. For a number of years, we have been advising clients on the regulatory requirements and industry best practice in regard to background checks and we are very happy to now be able to go a step further by offering a solution that delivers on this advice. Being able to offer an A-to-Z solution has already been very well received by our existing client base.”

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About Varramore

Varramore is a boutique management consulting firm providing bespoke services to investment firms that are, or are seeking to become, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”). Varramore combines in-house investment management experience with consulting practice knowledge to provide clients with a “best of both” service. In addition to possessing extensive experience in the areas of governance, risk, compliance, accounting, finance and tax, Varramore understands how investment firms operate on a day-to-day basis. This combination allows Varramore to deliver practical, pragmatic and proportionate services to our clients.

Varramore was established in 2016 and is headquartered in London.

General Enquiries and Media Contact

Kathleen O’Brien

0203 6375 602





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