Philippa Allen, CEO of ComplianceAsia, has over 30 years' extensive experience with business and regulation in Asia. The launch of ComplianceAsia is 2003 was driven by her particular expertise and experience in developing compliance solutions for foreign and new entrant financial institutions in these markets as well as managing regulatory issues arising in Asia with its complex cross border business models.
As a respected leader in her chosen profession, Philippa was one of the drafters of the Fund Manager Code of Conduct in Hong Kong and has been involved in a number of submissions to regulators and lobbying efforts with financial industry bodies.
Philippa's career includes a role at Dresdner Bank as Head of Compliance for Asia Pacific, where she was responsible for all lines of business including commercial and retail banking, global equities, global debt, investment banking and asset management. After the merger of Dresdner Bank with Allianz AG, Philippa joined Allianz Dresdner Asset Management as Head of Legal and Compliance, Asia Pacific with an additional responsibility for handling regulatory relationships for the Allianz Group within the region. At GT Asset Management, later LEGT Asset Management, until its acquisition by Invesco, Philippa took on the role of Head of Legal and Compliance for Asia. During this time she was responsible for implementing a new compliance regime in the asset management division and advising the private banking division on regulatory issues in the region.
Philippa holds a Bachelor of Jurisprudence and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Western Australia. Upon graduation she commenced practice as a barrister and solicitor for Freehill Hollingdale and Page in Perth, Western Australia, primarily in the commercial litigation department but she also spent time in the corporate division.
Philippa is a frequent speaker at financial industry conferences and technical panels, and a member of various industry representative bodies.