Sophie Long

Sophie Long joined Thistle Initiatives Group in 2014 and currently serves as Managing Director, with responsibility for leading and managing the business and providing strategic direction across all areas of its operations. In addition to Thistle’s core compliance consultancy operation, Thistle Initiatives, Sophie also helms regulatory incubator Resolution Compliance, technology-enabled compliance platform Compliance Star, and specialist financial services and fintech insurance broking firm Absolute Cover. Prior to joining Thistle, Sophie spent eight years with leading recruitment businesses specialising in the investment banking sector.

Thistle Initiatives is an award-winning compliance consultancy providing firms operating in the financial services sector with expert compliance advice and resources to manage strategic and hands-on projects, across all regulatory areas. Our clients range from niche start-ups to long-established global market leaders and our expertise is split into specialist practice areas, covering Investments, Payment Services, Financial Crime, Credit, General Insurance and Regulatory Technology. We advise and support firms in relation to compliance with FCA regulation, PRA requirements and other key legislation impacting the financial services industry.