ACA Compliance (Europe): Staff Biographies

Kristina Staples

Kristina Staples re-joined ACA in June 2011 as a Senior Principal Consultant and works in our London office. She is primarily responsible for conducting mock inspections of investment advisers and hedge funds. Kristina also assists clients in preparing for SEC examinations, developing customised policies and procedures, reviewing marketing materials, SEC registration and exemption filings, and training employees on compliance-related issues.

Prior to coming back to ACA, Kristina served as Global Chief Compliance Officer and Vice President for JER Partners, a global private equity investment manager. JER sources, underwrites, and manages real estate-related equity investment and debt products in the U.S., Europe, and emerging markets.

Before serving as Global Chief Compliance Officer for JER, Kristina spent four years as a regulatory consultant at ACA. Kristina’s other experience includes serving as a securities regulator with the State of Washington and as an attorney-advisor in the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations. In addition, she has been a financial consultant with Merrill Lynch and practiced law with a focus on business structures, real estate, and taxation.

Kristina holds a JD degree (cum laude) from the Gonzaga University School of Law and an LL.M in Corporate Finance and Banking from the London School of Economics.

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