Storm-7 offers world-class and highly tailored consultancy services to meet and surpass even the most elite and demanding client requirements. We provide an unparalleled coverage structure to the highest of standards, and cover the broadest range of trending and challenging global regulatory areas. Our consultation services are entirely focused on providing specific and granular insight, designed to improve professionals and their organisation through surpassing their objectives and empowering them with the tools and knowledge to succeed in their challenging environment.
Our consultancy services are designed with flexibility in mind, and created solely on a custom structure whereby you will be able to choose the specific areas that you would like to cover and we will provide you with a comprehensive and cost-effective service. We are available worldwide every day of the year, during working days or over the weekend, making it easy for you to receive consultation or training at your convenience. We are able to help and reach you wherever you are, from London to New York, from Dubai to Hong Kong.
Our consulting team is led by Storm-7’s CEO.
Rodrigo Zepeda is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Storm-7 Consulting. He is a leading expert consultant who specialises in derivatives and banking and financial services law, regulation, and compliance. He is an expert in a very broad range of regulatory compliance frameworks such as FATCA, the OECD CRS, MiFID II, MAD 2 MAR, PSD2, CRD IV, Solvency II, OTC Derivatives, CCP Clearing, PRIIPs, BRRD, AML4, and the GDPR.
He holds a LLB degree, a LLM Masters degree in International and Comparative Business Law, and has passed the New York Bar Examination. He was an Associate (ACSI) of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment from 2004 to 2014 and is now a Chartered Member (MCSI). He has created and delivered numerous conferences and training courses around the world such as ‘FATCA for Latin American Firms’ (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Panama City, Panama), ‘MiFID II: Regulatory, Risk, and Compliance (London), and ‘Market Abuse: Operational Compliance’ (London), ‘AEOI (FATCA & CRS)’ (Manama, Bahrain).
He has also delivered numerous In-House Training Courses around the world to major international financial institutions such as The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (MiFID II: Operational Compliance, Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates), the United Nations Principles of Responsible Investment (MiFID II: Final Review, London), CAF, the Development Bank of Latin America (Swaps and Over-the- counter Derivatives, Lima, Peru), Rothschild Investment Management (UK) Limited (AEOI (FATCA & CRS), London) and Bethmann Bank AG (MAD 2 MAR, Frankfurt).
He is a Reviewer for the Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance and has also published widely in leading industry journals such as the Capco Institute’s Journal of Financial Transformation, the Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation, as well as e-books on derivatives law. Noted publications include “Optimizing Risk Allocation for CCPs under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation”; “The ISDA Master Agreement 2012: A Missed Opportunity”; “The ISDA Master Agreement: The Derivatives Risk Management Tool of the 21st Century?”; “To EU, or not to EU: that is the AIFMD question”; and “The Industrialization Blueprint: Re-Engineering the Future of Banking and Financial Services?”.
COVERAGE AND OBJECTIVES
The technical consulting expert or team will discuss your needs, requirements, and objectives with you in-depth and will then provide you with a detailed proposal document containing all fees, deliverables, timelines, and objectives.
The technical consulting expert or team can review regulatory compliance obligations for your company, firm, or organisation, as well as existing regulatory compliance frameworks, in order to implement strategic rules, measures, controls, benchmarks, or practices that can maximise competitive advantage for your company, firm, or organisation whilst also addressing costs savings. We can also undertake regulatory compliance audits for your company, firm or organisation.
Regulatory compliance consulting services can cover inter alia:
Regulatory compliance technical consulting.
Regulatory compliance opportunities and product design.
European Union Regulatory Compliance Technical Advice.
European Union legislative commentary.
European Union legislative strategic insight.
European Union legislative implementation requirements and obligations.
European Union legislative organisational implementation requirements.
United Kingdom legislative commentary.
United Kingdom legislative strategic insight.
United Kingdom legislative implementation requirements and obligations.
United Kingdom legislative organisational implementation requirements.
United States legislative strategic insight.
United States legislative implementation requirements and obligations.
United States legislative commentary.
United States legislative strategic insight.
United States legislative organisational implementation requirements.
European Union, United Kingdom, United States, Global Legislation, Rules, Regulations, and Regulatory Frameworks covered include:
Updated Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II).
European Market Infrastructure Directive (EMIR).
Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).
Capital Requirements Directive.
Capital Requirements Regulation.
Updated Market Abuse Directive (MAD 2).
Market Abuse Regulation (MAR).
Securities Financing Transactions Regulation (SFTR).
Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD).
ISDA Resolution Stay Protocol.
Margin Requirements for Uncleared Swaps.
Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).
OECD Common Reporting Standard (CRS).
Central Counterparty Clearing.
Capital Markets Union.
Updated Payment Services Directive (PSD2).
ISDA® is a registered trademark of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc., and Storm-7 Consulting Limited is neither sponsored by nor affiliated with the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA), and the public is hereby informed that Storm-7 Consulting Limited holds no commercial, private, or other relationship with ISDA.