Executive Management UK LTD

Thomas Steimann
Chief Executive Officer

Thomas Steimann joined REGIS-TR SA in 2019 from the Spanish Central Securities Depository Iberclear, where he was external advisor for strategic projects in the area of domestic and cross-border post-trade securities services.

Between 1998 and 2017, Thomas was at Deutsche Bank SAE in Madrid, initially with responsibility for non-resident institutional clients’ securities clearing & custody activity in the Spanish market, and from 2006 to 2017 as head of securities clearing & custody and depository bank services for all institutional clients. His responsibilities in this role included P&L for the business unit, control and supervision of operational service delivery and representation of the business to market participants, supervisory authorities and industry groups.

Thomas began his professional career at Westdeutsche Landsbank’s Düsseldorf headquarters, later taking responsibility for the Controlling department for Treasury and Foreign Exchange at West LB (Europa) AG in Madrid. He has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Cologne and is fluent in German, Spanish and English.


John Kernan
Managing Director - Chief Operating Officer

John Kernan was appointed Chief Operating Officer of REGIS-TR UK Ltd in March 2019 after five years as Head of Product Management and Business Development at REGIS-TR S.A. In over 25 years in securities services, John has held multiple executive roles, mainly at Clearstream and Deutsche Bank in the UK and Luxembourg, and also at State Street in Ireland, where he was Head of Custody Operations.

John is currently co-chair of the Association of Luxembourg Fund Industry Association working group on Securities Finance Transaction Reporting. Previously a lecturer on Custody and Registration for the Irish Fund Industry Association, he is now a regular writer and speaker on European trade reporting regulation.

A dual national of the UK and Republic of Ireland, John holds a combined honours degree in Arts & Social Sciences from the University of Kent.


Matthew Hill
Chief Compliance Officer

Matthew Hill, who joined REGIS-TR as CCO in April 2019, is a Compliance professional with over 20 years’ experience in the finance, regulatory and trade repository sectors. He has held roles in a number of major investment banks, including Barclays Capital and Banco Santander, and was instrumental in the setup and management of the trade repositories established by the exchanges ICE and CME. He has also held the UK regulatory control functions for Compliance and Anti Money Laundering at Cater Allen International Ltd and Creditex Brokerage LLP.