Deepika trained at Travers Smith and is a senior associate in the Financial Services & Markets Department.
She advises investment managers, both onshore and offshore, across various asset classes on financial services regulatory matters affecting their business and products. Deepika has particular expertise in advising clients on compliance with The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), specifically requirements in the context of raising new funds, ongoing compliance obligations for funds and their alternative investment fund managers and securities marketing issues.
Deepika also advises clients on the structuring, establishment and operation of investment funds, compliance issues arising under the FCA client assets regime, the FCA controllers regime, and anti-money laundering (AML). Additionally, she advises clients on new firm authorisations, regulatory perimeter issues, the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II), Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMRC) as well as platform agreements for a regulated investment manager.
Deepika also takes a keen interest in the firm's various CSR projects including the PRIME Work Experience Scheme, which she previously set up and ran.