Nigel J. Austin
COO World Compass & World Passport | London
Nigel J. Austin

Nigel Austin is the Chief Operating Officer of Dechert’s World Compass and World Passport, providing global online regulatory and registration services to financial services businesses.

Mr. Austin has over 25 years of financial services experience, much of which was in-house in various legal, regulatory and leadership roles globally.

Mr. Austin served as General Counsel for international business within Janus Capital Group for over 10 years. He was responsible for all the legal affairs of the group across EMEA, Japan, Pan-Asia and Latin America, and supported the build out of an asset management business from its early establishment to over $40bn.

Mr. Austin later moved into a business role as Chief Operating Officer EMEA at Janus Capital Group, responsible for running the EMEA business across offices in London, Paris, Milan, Dubai, Zurich and The Hague.

Immediately prior to joining Dechert, he was the Head of International Compliance at Janus Capital Group where he was responsible for managing the group compliance functions across EMEA, Japan, Pan-Asia and Latin America.

  • USA Managed Accounts for USA Clients from Outside the USA - AIMA Distribution 360 Programme, Webinar (May 2021)
  • ALFI Global Distribution Conference - London (September 2018)
    • University of Edinburgh, LL.B. (Hons), 1987
    • Scotland