Nigel J. Austin

Nigel Austin Dechert financial services lawyer London

Nigel J. Austin

COO World Compass & World Passport

London | 160 Queen Victoria Street, London, UK EC4V 4QQ
+44 207 184 7625 | +44 20 7184 7001


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.

Most recently 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.

Prior to this, Mr. Austin was  COO EMEA at Janus Capital Group responsible for running the EMEA business across offices in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Milan, Dubai, Zurich and The Hague.

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

  • University of Edinburgh, LL.B. (Hons), 1987
  • Scotland
Speaking Engagements
  • ALFI Global Distribution Conference - London (September, 2018)