Luiz Kokubo is the Head of Compliance for the UK Branch of Carmignac Gestion. He has been working in Compliance for 17 years, having lived in São Paulo, New York, Lisbon, and London.
For the last 3 years, Luiz has been working with Carmignac, the French Asset Manager and is based in their London office. He oversees the compliance activities of the London and Miami offices and works closely with the Compliance team to bridge regulatory requirements from a number of jurisdictions, implement best practices throughout the organisation and support the firm throughout various projects.
Prior to Carmignac, Luiz worked for firms in different countries, including the Brazilian bank Itaú and the asset management arm of BTG Pactual. During his career, he was responsible for managing the compliance activities of different jurisdictions, including the US, UK, Portugal, UAE (DIFC), Hong Kong and Japan. This gave him the opportunity to work with different cultures and develop a skill for navigating different regulatory requirements, whilst translating them to the Head Office of the respective firms.
Luiz started his career in Brazil where he was admitted to practice at the Brazilian Bar Association, after obtaining his bachelor degree in Law from the Catholic University of São Paulo – PUC-SP. He holds a Master of Laws from Columbia University School of Law.
Luiz adds 'I believe that my experience with different companies and cultural backgrounds have contributed to strengthen, better understand, and respect different approaches. I see how important it is to promote a diverse and inclusive work environment: it benefits the company and the employee, hence a win-win situation. I will continue my efforts to develop equality and inclusion in the workplace and hopefully assist those entering the financial industry to do the same'.