Robert Walton

Rob joined us as Chief Operating Officer in May 2015. Rob was most recently Head of Agency Trading Service Operations at electronic trading firm ION Trading. Prior to his time at ION Trading, Rob worked alongside our Chief Executive Officer, Hamish Purdey at software firm FFastFill.
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By Robert Walton • 13-Apr-2018 10:36:04 • GDPR

Whilst awareness of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has certainly improved in early 2018 – how can it not have, given the coverage the regulation is receiving? – there is still work to be done for UK financial advice firms in getting ready for 25 May.

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By Robert Walton • 20-Mar-2018 15:04:11

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is looming large on the horizon now, with 25 May edging ever closer. One of the more keenly debated aspects of the regulation is what firms should do with the data that they hold on individuals. Doing nothing is not an option and processes and procedures for data handling, at a minimum, require reviewing. Beyond that, how should data be handled and processed, and when should it be retained or deleted?

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By Robert Walton • 08-Mar-2018 12:24:14

Can you benefit from the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? With the regulation set to bring about fundamental changes to the rights that people have over how their personal data is processed, it is causing the UK financial advice industry a lot of work and, seemingly, a lot of concern.

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By Robert Walton • 28-Feb-2018 14:38:54

25 May 2018... it's the deadline that has been looming ever larger on the horizon as firms prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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By Robert Walton • 07-Oct-2016 15:51:15 • Call Recording/ MiFID II/ Compliance

I was interested to read a recent article about advisers challenging MiFID II plans to record client calls (Money Marketing 6 Oct 2016). It’s clear the suggestion that all advisers should have to record calls is seen as costly and burdensome, particularly for small firms. However, there are solutions available that solve the issue which won’t break the bank.

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