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WealthKernel, a provider of digital investing infrastructure, today announced the appointment of James Dingwall as its new Strategic Regulatory Adviser. With a specialised focus on the Appointed Representative framework, James will play a key role in helping WealthKernel navigate the complex regulatory landscape.

James is the founder and former CEO of Thistle Group, a regulatory consultancy in the financial services industry that offers regulatory advice and services to a wide range of clients, including Fintechs, banks, insurance and investment advisers and managers, and brokerages.

As the CEO of Resolution Compliance, an Appointed Representative services provider, James has worked with some of the UK’s largest fintechs, including Revolut, GoHenry and Raisin.

As the new Strategic Regulatory Adviser, James will spearhead the company’s efforts in navigating the changing regulatory environment and staying up-to-date on the evolving Appointed Representative regulations. He will focus on developing and implementing strategic plans to ensure smooth interactions between WealthKernel’s Appointed Representative clients and the regulatory authorities.

James’ extensive experience across the UK and Europe in both the wealth and fintech sectors will be a significant asset for WealthKernel as it continues to develop solutions to cater to the evolving needs of its clients. 

James Dingwall, Strategic Regulatory Adviser, WealthKernel, said, 
“Absolutely delighted to be joining the team at WealthKernel who have created an excellent solution for its clients. Having worked with the founders of WealthKernel since its inception, this was a role that all parties were keen to evolve.”

Karan Shanmugarajah, CEO of WealthKernel, said, 
“James has a track record of working with some of the biggest names in the UK, including Revolut and Diageo. His extensive experience in the FCA compliance landscape and the intricacies of regulatory frameworks makes him an ideal choice to help lead WealthKernel’s efforts to navigate the dynamic regulatory landscape and boost our Appointed Representative service.”