Marcus is CEO of ISOLAS LLP. Qualified as an English Barrister and New York Attorney, Marcus served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (the jurisdiction’s financial services regulator) from 2003 until 2014.
Marcus was also Chairman of the Group of International Insurance Centre Supervisors as well as of the Gibraltar Investors Compensation Scheme and the Gibraltar Deposit Guarantee Board.
In addition to his role within ISOLAS, Marcus sits on the board of a number of major firms, such as BetVictor where he chairs the Audit and Risk Committee, as well as the Gibraltar International Bank where he chairs the Risk Committee. Marcus is also Co-Chairman of the Office of Fair Trading and a non-executive member of the UK Independent Monitoring Authority which was established under the EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020.
Prior roles have included Deputy Chief Executive of the Isle of Man Financial Supervision Commission and Head of Banking and Investments at the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA).
Marcus was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in HM Queens Elizabeth II’s 2014 New Year’s Honours List.
An internationally acknowledged expert on financial services regulation and a regular speaker and writer on effective risk management, corporate governance, regulation and anti-money laundering, Marcus was also the principal author of two Transparency International reports on the misuse of corporate entities. Marcus has also done work for the Caribbean Anti-Money Laundering Programme, the UK Department for International Development, the UNDCP and the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office as well as for the governments and regulators of a number of jurisdictions.
Memberships & Background
- Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers
- Freeman of the City of London
- Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments
- Member Honourable Society of Grays Inn
- Attorney & Counsellor at Law in the State of New York
2014 : Chief Executive Officer, ISOLAS
2003: Gibraltar Financial Service Commission – Chief Executive Officer
1998: KPMG – Director, Financial International Regulatory Services Team
1997: Cayman Islands Monetary Authority – Head of Banking, Trusts and Investment Services
1993: Isle of Man Financial Supervision – Deputy Chief Executive