Partner, Co-Head of Financial Services
Melanie is Co-Head of haysmacintyre’s Financial Services sector team with over ten years’ experience of working with FCA regulated entities. She advises a range of clients across the alternatives space, predominantly fund managers (hedge and private equity), but including broker-dealers, sub-advisors and placement agents.
Melanie has extensive experience of working with early stage managers from launch and supporting them in a full-service outsourced accounting capacity. As well as delivering audit and assurance services, including track record reporting and FCA CASS audits, she supports her clients with RegData reporting, tax advisory and compliance, and set-up, financial management and transaction advice.
Melanie regularly speaks on topical panels at sector specific events, where she has covered areas including Outsourcing and Service Provider Selection and Tax Structuring: LLP vs Limited, and she regularly contributes to sector publications. In 2017 she was a co-contributor to the publication ‘Successfully Launching A Hedge Fund In Europe’, and more recently she contributed to HFM’s special report ‘How to Start A Hedge Fund in Europe.’ Melanie’s contribution to the sector was recently recognised with her ranking in the Top 10 Most Influentional People in Service Provision for the Investment Space by 2&20. Melanie is a member of the ICAEW’s FS Faculty and a regular attendee of AIMA, HFM and 100 Women in Finance events. Beyond haysmacintyre, Melanie is a Non-Executive Director and Vice-Treasurer of HFC Help For Children UK.
In her spare time Melanie enjoys travelling, yoga and cooking.