About Jannah Patchay

Jannah Patchay, director and founder of Markets Evolution, is a consultant with over 15 years’ experience in the Financial Services sector, providing advisory, consulting and project delivery services to a range of market participants including exchanges, tier-1 investment banks and start-up businesses. Her primary interest lies in the intersection of law and business, particularly in financial markets, and in assisting clients in implementing their strategies and conducting business in a highly regulated environment, and in adapting to regulatory change.

Jannah has worked on a range of engagements for clients, including assisting in the launch of new businesses, products and services, interpreting and implementing new regulations, and advising on business, operational and technology strategy.  She also has a strong understanding of technology, and the associated considerations, constraints, challenges and limitations as they relate to delivery of a project or programme.

Jannah’s subject matter expertise lies in financial market structures and applicable regulations, including Dodd-Frank, the Volcker Rule, EMiR, MAR and MiFID II / MiFIR. She has provided consultancy and advisory services on the set-up of a number of new trading venues, from product and trading model development, and identification of appropriate market participants, through to applications for regulatory authorisation, operational readiness and launch.

Jannah holds a BSc in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Cape Town, and an LLM in International Banking and Finance Law through the University of Liverpool. She is also a regular contributor to Best Execution magazine, providing market opinion pieces on topics that interest her and are relevant at the time, such as alternative financing, financial markets innovation, and the future of regulation.