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YFM appoints chief compliance officer

Experienced compliance professional Jen Townshend is the latest recruit to join the expanding team at YFM Equity Partners (YFM), taking on the role of chief compliance officer.

Over the last 14 years, Townshend has held a number of compliance and regulatory positions, most recently at Great Point Media where she spent the last three years as head of compliance and Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO). Prior to that, she was a compliance consultant with Sturgeon Ventures for two years, as well as having been compliance manager and assistant MLRO with Ingenious Media for two years. Jen is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

With a heritage approaching 40 years, YFM has expanded to a 43-strong team, headquartered in Leeds and with offices in Manchester, Birmingham, London and Reading. It supports fast-growing businesses in every region of the UK, YFM typically investing between GBP2 million and GBP10 million per transaction.

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