Charles is Fair Oaks’ Head of Legal and Compliance. Prior to joining Fair Oaks, Charles was Head of Legal and Product Development at ETF Securities (“ETFS”) where he was responsible for oversight of the legal function and the development and maintenance of ETFS’ range of exchange traded products across Europe, the U.S. and Asia, with total assets under management of approximately $32 billion at its peak. Charles also served as a director of ETFS’ London-based, FCA-regulated operating entity and served on various committees. Prior to joining ETFS in 2007, Charles spent 2 years at Nomura International in London as a transaction lawyer working with their International Equity Derivatives team.
Charles began his career at Dechert, a leading international law firm, where he spent 6 years as a lawyer specialising in financial services and investment funds.