Julia Free Appointed to Board of Directors at CFH Clearing

Maria Nikolova

Julia Free, a qualified solicitor, has been promoted from Compliance Officer to Director at CFH Clearing.

CFH Clearing, TradeTech Group’s multi award-winning liquidity provider, has appointed legal and compliance expert, Julia Free to its Board.

Julia Free, a qualified solicitor, has been promoted from Compliance Officer to Director at CFH Clearing. As part of her new remit, she will take on the role of Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) and has gained a CF11 accreditation with the FCA.

Julia Free’s promotion coincides with a restructuring at CFH Clearing to merge legal, compliance and onboarding into a single department to create enhanced efficiencies for its institutional clients. Julia Free will head up this combined function. She has the ideal experience for the role, having previously also been Head of Onboarding at CFH Clearing.

Matthew Maloney, CEO, CFH Clearing comments, “We are delighted to welcome Julia to the CFH Board. Her appointment in this newly created role highlights the priority we give to ensuring our legal and compliance obligations are at the forefront of all decisions we make for the organisation.

“Julia has an in-depth understanding about our business as well as the increasingly complex legal requirements we need to adhere to as an FCA regulated firm with a global client base. She will be an asset to our Board and thoroughly deserves her promotion.”

Julia Free adds, “I am very excited about playing a more significant role in driving CFH forward. I am fully dedicated to overseeing the firm’s legal, compliance and onboarding function and to running it as a centre of excellence, helping CFH Clearing to achieve its global growth ambitions.”

CFH Clearing is part of Playtech’s financials division, TradeTech Group. The globally renowned firm helps institutional clients with their complete liquidity and technology requirements, with access to a choice of platforms and a range of technology including risk management and reporting tools. CFH Clearing has over 600 institutional clients in more than 80 countries and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

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