Interpath Advisory boosts Advisory business with three senior hires

Interpath Advisory boosts Advisory business with three senior hires

Federica Taccogna and Nigel Webb appointed Managing Directors, alongside new director David Tull

Interpath Advisory, the independent financial advisory business, has announced three senior hires to its fast-growing Advisory practice as the firm continues to invest in its suite of service offerings.  

The appointments include two new Managing Directors: Federica Taccogna and Nigel Webb, who both join Interpath from FTI Consulting; and David Tull, who most recently worked on behalf of Berkeley Research Group and who joins Interpath as a director.

The trio join Interpath’s fast-growing Forensic practice led by Dominic Wreford, who joined the business in September 2021 with a mandate to build and develop Interpath’s Disputes, Investigations and Forensic Technology service lines.

Federica and Nigel will specifically lead Interpath’s new Regulatory Advisory practice, advising both organisations and regulators on matters of conduct, with a focus on sectors including gambling, online gaming, crypto and the payments sector.

Blair Nimmo, chief executive of Interpath Advisory commented: “These arrivals represent another exciting milestone in the growth and development of our business. Moreover, we believe this significant investment makes a real statement of intent, demonstrating to the market the strength of our ambition in this space.”

Dominic Wreford, managing director and head of Interpath’s Forensic practice, added: “Our ambition has always been to develop a market-leading forensic practice with a truly global footprint.

“Federica, Nigel and David bring with them deep experience in assisting clients and regulators from around the world on a wide range of issues, including matters of conduct such as market abuse, governance and regulatory frameworks. Their international focus will see them expand Interpath’s capabilities overseas, as well as boosting the firm’s work in fields such as gambling, online gaming, crypto and the payments sector.”

About Interpath’s new hires

Federica Taccogna joins Interpath from FTI Consulting, where she built and led a team of regulatory experts who assess and investigate financial crime concerns on behalf of regulators and enforcement agencies globally, as well as assisting regulated firms in designing and implementing financial crime control frameworks.

She has recently led numerous large-scale investigations on behalf of regulators in Europe and the US, including a dual-track (criminal and regulatory) investigation into a major universal bank that revealed the facilitation of significant terror-related activity.

Also joining from FTI Consulting is Nigel Webb.

Nigel was the EMEA Financial Services leader at FTI and the scope of his practice included Terrorist Financing and Sanctions, Investigations, Regulatory Affairs, Conduct, Culture and the provision of expert support to the legal profession in matters as diverse as derivative trading and online gambling. Clients ranged from major banks, through to hedge funds, casinos and crypto exchanges.

Nigel’s 35-year FS career has seen him work extensively both in the world of consulting and client-side. He was a Partner at both Andersen and Deloitte, and in a varied career was also Global COO at Interdealer Broker ICAP and later, head of Global Derivative Services for JP Morgan.

David Tull joins Interpath’s Forensic team as a Director. Having most recently worked on behalf of Berkeley Research Group, David has more than 15 years’ experience across forensic accounting engagements, internal and regulatory investigations and second line of defence assurance.

David has particular experience in financial services regulation having previously acted in leadership roles across the Financial Conduct Authority, including managing the team responsible for assurance within the FCA’s Risk & Compliance Oversight function. Prior to this, David spent several years within the FCA’s Enforcement Division working on multiple investigations considering senior management accountability, requirements under the UK’s Anti-Money Laundering regime and broader systems and controls issues.

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