John Lee is the president & a board member of global RegTech platform Compliance Solutions Strategies (CSS), the tech-enabled provider of regulatory reporting, regulatory data management, trade and compliance solutions to the global asset management, wealth advisory and hedge fund communities.
Prior to this, John acted as senior adviser to Strategic Insights, having previously served as MD, Europe for the company between 2011 and 2015. In this role, he was responsible for six business lines, responsible for organic growth and playing a pivotal role in the acquisitions of leading TCA provider Liquidmetrix and Munich-based funds analytics firm FWW. In 2012, leading law firm Michcon de Reya awarded John the title ‘Business Shaper’ in recognition of his serial entrepreneurship, given to business leaders deemed to have ‘changed the way business is conducted’. Between 1993 and 2009, John founded and sold three businesses serving the institutional financial services market: Global Securities Consultancy Services (GSCS) Benchmarks, Risk & Return, and The Trade.
John has also acted as an investor and adviser to a number of start-ups focused on the financial services vertical, a number of which have achieved a successful exit. He has contributed articles to The FT, Sunday Times and Economist, and has acted as contributing editor on A Guide to the UK Financial Services Market and authored Global Custody: A Guide for the Nineties, which is referenced by the SEC in its regulations governing the conduct and control of sub-custodian banks.