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Varunraj Thayalalingam
Vice President - Head of European Compliance

Mr. Thayalalingam, CFA, serves as the Head of European Compliance at CIFC Asset Management and has 11 years of experience in legal and regulatory compliance. In his current role, he is responsible for overseeing and providing strategic guidance on CIFC’s UK and EU activities. Before joining CIFC, he was Vice President of International Compliance at AQR Capital Management, where he advised senior management on and oversaw AQR’s international regulatory and compliance matters. Earlier in his career, Mr. Thayalalingam was Legal and Compliance Officer at Amber Capital UK LLP, where he oversaw regulatory and compliance matters of entities within the Amber umbrella. Prior to that, he held the position of Associate Director at Twelve Capital, where he led capital market transactions and product structuring solutions, as well as managed group compliance frameworks. Mr. Thayalalingam graduated with a Postgraduate Certificate in Banking and Finance Law from the University of London and holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Zurich. He is also a CFA Charterholder.