Derek West is chief compliance officer for the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation's European Global Trade Repository (GTR) business. He was appointed to that role in January of 2017, with responsibility for ensuring the GTR business complies with the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) trade repository requirements as well as other applicable laws and regulations. He will also coordinate EMIR supervisory activities and work closely with the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA).
West was previously senior director, derivatives oversight at Autorité des marchés financiers, the agency mandated by the government of Québec to supervise Québec’s financial sector and to provide assistance to consumers of financial products and services. During this role he was responsible for drafting and implementing Quebec’s Derivatives Act and eight national regulatory projects, including trade repository recognition, reporting rules and mandatory central counterparty clearing rules.
West is a graduate of the University of Ottawa.
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