Kate Wormald Continues as our Exclusively Endorsed Prime Brokerage and Derivatives Expert in the United Kingdom

Leaders in Law, the leading platform in its field, is delighted to confirm Kate Wormald will continue as our exclusively recommended & endorsed Prime Brokerage and Derivatives expert in the United Kingdom.

Kate Wormald has advised and represented a large cross section of the alternative asset management community over the past 21 years, including hedge funds, Irish and Luxembourg UCITS, and other professional funds. She has also been engaged as a legal and regulatory consultant by Ernst and Young, large pension funds, a well-known charitable trust, industrial corporates, proprietary trading houses, specialist financing firms, execution facilities and mini prime platforms. All of whom required specialist legal advice in relation to their trading, financing and derivative documentation.

Kate qualified as a barrister but decided to pursue a career in the City as a sales and trading lawyer specialising in derivatives, prime brokerage and complex structured products.  She gained invaluable experience in-house at several large financial institutions during the innovative period of the 1990’s  including Daiwa Securities, Salomon Brothers (now Citi) and then Goldman Sachs, where she headed up the Prime Brokerage and the European capital markets legal teams that encompassed all the derivative trading activity for EMEA & Hong Kong.

Kate’s advice at all of these institutions was integral to the development of a vast array of new innovative financial products.  In addition, she contributed to the many industry initiatives to standardise documentation and product definitions, including the ISDA Master Agreement and CSA/CSD, Master Confirmations, FOA ETD agreements, and the GMRA.

Prior to setting up Oesa, Kate was a consultant to the then FSA and was one of the original authors of the Market Abuse Code and the Wholesale Money Markets Code of Conduct.

Kate’s wealth of experience is unmatched today in the alternative asset manager space.

Oesa Partners:

We pride ourselves on working in the most commercial and effective ways to ensure the best fit with our clients’ strategies and objectives.

As a niche consultancy we are able to offer a fresh and flexible approach to fees. We are not constrained by billing at hourly rates and in increments of minutes whether used or not. We can offer retainers, fixed fees, project fees or an hourly rate to meet individual needs and budgetary requirements.

We have several different strands to our business. Whatever service is required we will always be practical, commercial and easy to deal with. We truly understand our clients and their business environments enabling us to give the best solutions in a timely manner.