Grant Holley

About Me


At a Glance

Summary My Details
Key areas of expertise:
  • Financial Services compliance and culture
  • Money Remittance (MTOs) and global payments infrastructures
  • Digital payments
  • Over the Counter (OTC) derivatives and margin foreign exchange (MFX)
  • Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing
  • Australian Financial Services Licensing
  • Managed Investment Schemes
  • Financial Planning and Advisory
  • Conference presentations on the above areas
Types of clients:
  • Accounting Practices
  • Electronic payments businesses, and providers of stored value (e.g. eWallets) 
  • Robo advisers 
  • Digital Currency Providers and BitCoin and other cryptocurrency exchanges
  • Responsible entities of managed investment schemes (managed funds)
  • Investment managers
  • FX and derivatives traders
  • Stock broking firms
  • Meta-Trader 4 (MT4), MT5 and other direct market access (DMA) platforms
  • Global liquidity providers 
  • Financial planning dealer groups
  • Extended warranties providers
  • Online broking platforms
  • Financial educators
Admitted to practice:  2005
Career achievements:

 

  • Paul chairs the ADCA's AML and Financial Crime Committee.
  • Paul co-leads a joint offering to Accounting Practice Limited Licensees with Kath Bowler and Licensing for Accountants. 
  • Paul chairs and oversees a number of industry forums, including the OTC Derivatives Compliance Forum, the Money Remitter's
  • Compliance Forum, and the Fintech Compliance Forum (co-led with Alexis Kokkinos and Pitcher Partners)
  • Paul sits on lots of Compliance Committees for clients across the wealth management, derivatives and FX sectors.
  • Paul is an authorised external auditor pursuant to the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Laws (honours)
  • Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning)
  • ASX Accredited Derivatives Adviser (not yet completed)
Future aspirations:
  • Bringing together compliance managers and decision makers in financial services institutions so that they can help each other to understand Best Practice.
  • Continue to help clients stay out of court by doing the right thing.
  • Influence the regulators and law-makers to change law and policy, on behalf of clients.
Interests outside of work:
  • Paul's interests outside work are faith-based social justice organisations and surfing.  Paul married his gorgeous wife Sarah in 2003 and has three daughters.
Favourite quote: “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” ~ Roosevelt

About Me


At a Gl

About Me


At a Glance

Summary My Details
Key areas of expertise:
  • Financial Services compliance and culture
  • Money Remittance (MTOs) and global payments infrastructures
  • Digital payments
  • Over the Counter (OTC) derivatives and margin foreign exchange (MFX)
  • Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing
  • Australian Financial Services Licensing
  • Managed Investment Schemes
  • Financial Planning and Advisory
  • Conference presentations on the above areas
Types of clients:
  • Accounting Practices
  • Electronic payments businesses, and providers of stored value (e.g. eWallets) 
  • Robo advisers 
  • Digital Currency Providers and BitCoin and other cryptocurrency exchanges
  • Responsible entities of managed investment schemes (managed funds)
  • Investment managers
  • FX and derivatives traders
  • Stock broking firms
  • Meta-Trader 4 (MT4), MT5 and other direct market access (DMA) platforms
  • Global liquidity providers 
  • Financial planning dealer groups
  • Extended warranties providers
  • Online broking platforms
  • Financial educators
Admitted to practice:  2005
Career achievements:

 

  • Paul chairs the ADCA's AML and Financial Crime Committee.
  • Paul co-leads a joint offering to Accounting Practice Limited Licensees with Kath Bowler and Licensing for Accountants. 
  • Paul chairs and oversees a number of industry forums, including the OTC Derivatives Compliance Forum, the Money Remitter's
  • Compliance Forum, and the Fintech Compliance Forum (co-led with Alexis Kokkinos and Pitcher Partners)
  • Paul sits on lots of Compliance Committees for clients across the wealth management, derivatives and FX sectors.
  • Paul is an authorised external auditor pursuant to the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Laws (honours)
  • Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning)
  • ASX Accredited Derivatives Adviser (not yet completed)
Future aspirations:
  • Bringing together compliance managers and decision makers in financial services institutions so that they can help each other to understand Best Practice.
  • Continue to help clients stay out of court by doing the right thing.
  • Influence the regulators and law-makers to change law and policy, on behalf of clients.
Interests outside of work:
  • Paul's interests outside work are faith-based social justice organisations and surfing.  Paul married his gorgeous wife Sarah in 2003 and has three daughters.
Favourite quote: “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” ~ Roosevelt

About Me


At a Glance

Summary My Details
Key areas of expertise:
  • Financial Services compliance and culture
  • Money Remittance (MTOs) and global payments infrastructures
  • Digital payments
  • Over the Counter (OTC) derivatives and margin foreign exchange (MFX)
  • Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing
  • Australian Financial Services Licensing
  • Managed Investment Schemes
  • Financial Planning and Advisory
  • Conference presentations on the above areas
Types of clients:
  • Accounting Practices
  • Electronic payments businesses, and providers of stored value (e.g. eWallets) 
  • Robo advisers 
  • Digital Currency Providers and BitCoin and other cryptocurrency exchanges
  • Responsible entities of managed investment schemes (managed funds)
  • Investment managers
  • FX and derivatives traders
  • Stock broking firms
  • Meta-Trader 4 (MT4), MT5 and other direct market access (DMA) platforms
  • Global liquidity providers 
  • Financial planning dealer groups
  • Extended warranties providers
  • Online broking platforms
  • Financial educators
Admitted to practice:  2005
Career achievements:

 

  • Paul chairs the ADCA's AML and Financial Crime Committee.
  • Paul co-leads a joint offering to Accounting Practice Limited Licensees with Kath Bowler and Licensing for Accountants. 
  • Paul chairs and oversees a number of industry forums, including the OTC Derivatives Compliance Forum, the Money Remitter's
  • Compliance Forum, and the Fintech Compliance Forum (co-led with Alexis Kokkinos and Pitcher Partners)
  • Paul sits on lots of Compliance Committees for clients across the wealth management, derivatives and FX sectors.
  • Paul is an authorised external auditor pursuant to the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Laws (honours)
  • Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning)
  • ASX Accredited Derivatives Adviser (not yet completed)
Future aspirations:
  • Bringing together compliance managers and decision makers in financial services institutions so that they can help each other to understand Best Practice.
  • Continue to help clients stay out of court by doing the right thing.
  • Influence the regulators and law-makers to change law and policy, on behalf of clients.
Interests outside of work:
  • Paul's interests outside work are faith-based social justice organisations and surfing.  Paul married his gorgeous wife Sarah in 2003 and has three daughters.
Favourite quote: “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” ~ Roosevelt

About Me

A founding partner of the firm, Grant enjoys helping people do business well.  With more than 30 years' experience as a legal professional, and more than 20 years' as an educator in commercial law, his skills set makes him an effective professional who leads well and naturally engenders stakeholder buy-in. 

At a Glance

Summary My Details
Key areas of expertise:
  • Arbitration/mediation of financial advice disputes
  • Financial technology (FinTech)
  • Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • ADR
  • Financial services law
  • Competition and Consumer Law
  • Commercial law & equity
Career achievements:
  • Grant was a member of the Victorian Bar between 1986 and 1995.  He founded Compact - Compliance & Training and sister company Holley Nethercote Commercial & Financial Services Lawyers, along with business partner Tim Nethercote in March 1995.
  • A contributing author to a number of legal publications and journals, including the Law Book Company's 'Laws of Australia', Butterworths' 'Halsbury's Laws of Australia', 'Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents' and 'Court Forms and Pleadings'.  Grant has also authored a book 'Management and the Law'.
  • Grant is a founding member and Associate of the Australian Compliance Institute, and a fellow of the Resolution Institute.
Admitted to practice:  02/04/1984
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Master of Laws
  • Fellow of the Resolution Institute
  • Cert IV training and assessment.  RG 146
Future aspirations:
  • To continue making Compact and Holley Nethercote the No. 1 financial services law and compliance training firms in the Asia-Pacific region.
Interests outside of work:
  • Family
  • Music
  • Reading
  • Kayaking
  • Bike riding
  • Outdoor activities
Favourite quote: “All generalisations are dangerous.”

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