Philip Naughton


Philip has nearly 40 years of financial services experience, 35 of which have been in UK Compliance. He has extensive knowledge of wholesale as well as retail compliance responsibilities and obligations, the last 14 of which have been predominately focused on the wholesale sector. Philip is CEO of Cosegic, a 60-person multidisciplinary compliance consultancy focussing on the Capital Markets, Payment Services and Consumer Credit and Insurance sectors. Before joining Cosegic, Philip spent 10 years working with ACA Compliance based in London where he was jointly responsible for a team of over 50 compliance professionals. He joined the ACA group as part of its acquisition of Cordium in September 2018. At that time, he was a Managing Director responsible for Cordium’s UK Compliance practice. His first role in compliance was in 1995, when he worked as an Enforcement Officer for the Life Assurance and Unit Trust Regulatory Organisation, known as ‘LAUTRO’. He then spent subsequent years in compliance roles for The Hartford, which served the UK IFA market, with Compliance First (now part of Fintel) and with the National Australia Group. He has extensive hands-on technical knowledge experience with hedge funds, private equity/venture capital firms, corporate finance firms, IFAs, Banks and other more niche regulated and unregulated entities.