Melanie is Co-Head of Haysmacintyre’s Financial Services sector team. She has over fifteen years’ experience of working with FCA regulated entities and advises a broad portfolio of clients across the alternatives space, predominantly hedge and private equity fund managers and sub-advisers. Melanie has extensive experience of working with early stage managers from launch and supporting them in a full-service outsourced accounting capacity. As well as delivering audit and assurance services, including track record reporting and FCA CASS audits, she supports her clients with RegData reporting, tax advisory and compliance, and set-up, financial management and transaction advice. Melanie regularly speaks on topical panels at sector specific events, where she has covered areas including Outsourcing and Service Provider Selection and Tax Structuring: LLP vs Limited, and she regularly contributes to sector publications. She was a co-contributor to the publication ‘Successfully Launching A Hedge Fund In Europe’, and more recently she contributed to HFM’s special report ‘How to Start A Hedge Fund in Europe.’ Melanie’s contribution to the sector was recently recognised by Brummell, with her listed as one of their 30 Inspirational Women in the City 2022. Melanie is a member of the ICAEW’s FS Faculty and a regular attendee of AIMA, HFM and 100 Women in Finance events. Beyond Haysmacintyre, Melanie is a Non-Executive Director and Treasurer of HFC Help For Children UK, and in 2023 was also appointed as a Director of MSI Global Alliance, one of the world’s leading international associations of independent legal and accounting firms.