Florian Nitschke is a director in the Financial Services Compliance and Regulation practice, based in the London office. He has over 10 years of experience working in the financial services industry and specializes in wholesale market matters.

Prior to joining Kroll (Duff & Phelps rebranded as Kroll in 2021), Florian worked in similar roles at FTI Consulting and the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). At the FCA, Florian was a lead supervisor for a UK clearing house and then went on to become a senior associate within the Capital Markets Sector team where he reviewed the applications of big credit rating agencies and was involved in the Wheatley Review into LIBOR. He managed the implementation of the review’s recommendations, namely by creating a regulatory regime for the benchmark. Florian started his career as a compliance officer with Fidelity International.

Florian has carried out numerous assignments assessing firms’ compliance with regulatory standards, especially regarding wholesale conduct. Florian managed MiFID II implementation projects and has assisted in specialized reviews, for example algorithmic trading requirements. Florian has also carried out various market abuse risk assessments to highlight potential gaps and weaknesses in firms’ existing control frameworks. He has also gained substantial experience with various business models working with buy-side and sell-side institutions, algorithmic proprietary trading businesses and trading venues and exchanges.

Florian is a German national and received a degree in governmental sciences from the University of Erfurt and a M.A. in international relations from the University of Warwick.

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