Appointment of Kathleen Traynor as Non-Executive Director at Abide Financial

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Kathleen Traynor has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director to its Board of Directors


Abide Financial today announced that Kathleen Traynor has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.

Collin Coleman, CEO of Abide, commented:

“We warmly welcome Kathleen to the Board. She brings extensive knowledge of the regulatory trends impacting our business. Her experience and insight will be of great value as we operate in an increasingly complex and evolving regulatory environment. I look forward to working with her.”

Kathleen was most recently the Executive Director of Regulation at the Futures and Options Association, now FIA Europe, where she led a cross-industry project to obtain clarification on the reporting of exchange-traded derivatives under EMIR, through dialogue with regulators across Europe. She was the head of regulatory strategy for the London Stock Exchange from 2007-2010, and prior to that worked at the UK Financial Services Authority (now the FCA) in the Markets Division. Kathleen is Canadian and a qualified lawyer, having worked for many years as in-house counsel at the Toronto Stock Exchange before moving to London in 2004.

In 2013 Kathleen was included in the Financial News FN100 list of "most influential female executives working in European financial markets".

About Abide Financial:

Abide Financial Ltd provides full service transaction reporting solutions for financial and non-financial market participants. It is an Approved Reporting Mechanism (ARM) for MiFID reporting and also provides a delegated reporting service to clients for the reporting of all OTC and exchange-traded derivatives trades under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR). Abide was established by industry experts in response to the ever-increasing compliance challenges associated with capital market regulation. Further information can be found at

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