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About Aquest

Advisory Firm and Virtual Academy for Regulated Financial Services firms wanting access to insights, training and guidance on how to be Regulator Intelligent from authorisation to sanctions, new legislation, and everything in between.


Regulator Intelligent; improving your relation with the Regulator. 


Programmes for Banks, Admins, Depos, ManCos spanning how to interpret, implement and measure your firm's degree of compliance compared with best practices. 

Contact us

To book a programme, workshop, keynote email

To have Daniel Lawlor speak at your event, please email

To join our Online Academy, email

11 Wynnefield Road, Dublin 6, Ireland // +353 87 391 0379 

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Closing a knowledge gap with a team who;

know regulatory, compliance and governance from three distinct perspectives: regulator, firm and employee.

have a bird's eye view of the industry's degree of understanding; general to best practice gives you a sense of how you compare

An ex-regulator's perspective and a legal perspective are infused into our programmes as standard.

Structured & facilitated

Technical knowledge combined with a firm's perspective, a regulator's perspective and an employee perspective

Materials pre, during and after

Continuously upgraded

We compete with our last execution of a programme;

The feedback, experience and delivery are continuously reviewed for the purpose of upgrading to ensure a world-class training experience.

Our testimonials, referrals and feedback are testament. A few are below for your reference. 




Setting you

up for success.

  1. A 30-minute call gets both sides clear on the deliverable, along with;

  2. How that deliverable will be met. 

  3. Logistics involved with meeting our deliverable: 

  • Venue

  •  IT 

  • Number of participants 

  • Materials

  • Refreshments

  • Wrap up on the day

  • Date and time for the training

  4.    Processing paperwork and administration

  5.    Q&A



and relevant

  1. Lay of the Land 

  2. Technical Knowledge 

  3. Firm Perspective

  4. Regulator Perspective

  5. Employee Perspective

  6. Summary and wrap-up

  7. Actions to take


Pre-work and post-work with training programmes  just makes good business sense

On some occasions, we will recommend the firm undertake pre-work in the run up to the training day, or we'll make recommendations for the firm to action after we've gone. ​

The variables at play here include; theme chosen, the complexity of the firm involved, and the unique nuances at play with participants on the day. 

Pre-work and post-work can include, but is not limited to: 

1. Participant survey 

2. Reviewing online materials; videos, pdf based materials. 

3. Coordinating an internal audit to bring to the training to workshop through the training.

4. Roleplaying across the team

Ian Dillon, Partner

“Danny’s invaluable first hand knowledge means everyone at every level gets something from his training.”


Ian Dillon, Partner, Asset Management & Investment Funds, Arthur Cox – testimonial per feedback sheet from Arthur Cox CP86 Workshop 6 Feb 19

Liam Manahan, INED

“Clear & focussed information”


Liam Manahan, INED – testimonial per feedback sheet from Morgan Stanley Session 4 14 June 2019

Sandra O'Connor, Funds

“Daniel makes complex topics very simple.  Excellent teaching skills. Keeps your attention.”


Sandra O’Connor, Funds, A&L Goodbody – testimonial per feedback sheet from A&L Goodbody Session 2 7 March 2019

Pete Townsend

"Everyone in the Irish funds industry should be using the Aquest Linked Rulebooks!

Pete Townsend, Norio Ventures

Aoife Quish

“It was also extremely beneficial to have Danny deliver it given his prior experience in the industry as he was able to provide useful insights and helpful anecdotes.

Aoife Quish, Mazars 


“The team found the session to be very useful and we look forward to engaging with Aquest again in the future.


Catherine, Axiom 

Peter Stapleton

“His knowledge and expertise gained while working at the Central Bank provided invaluable insights for our teams.


Peter Stapleton, Maples and Calder 


“Danny’s extensive experience, borne both from advising a high calibre and wide range of funds in a distinguished corporate funds practice and from his prominent role in the Central Bank, delivers an invaluable level of knowledge and insight. 




"Practical. Clear, Concise. What Danny can do in a day, more firms would take 3 months to get worked out and into practice."





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