LONDON 11/01/2022 – VoxSmart, global leader in Communication Surveillance, have formed a Product Advisory Council to enhance product development across their rapidly growing suite of surveillance tools and technology. 

As VoxSmart scale globally, the appointment of four seasoned financial market practitioners as a Product Advisory Council will have an international footprint. Chairman Larry List, Alan Lovell CBE, Steven Nash and Alan Bennet make up the council – expanding and strengthening VoxSmart’s knowledge pool with years of combined industry experience.  

The Advisory Council brings with it extensive industry knowledge from business and employee conduct to risk and financial crime, which will further enhance VoxSmart’s product suite for regulated businesses. In particular, the Advisory Council will consult on product development, business development and business strategy. 

The news comes as the financial sector continues to face acute challenges around how to effectively capture, monitor and analyse trade and communication data, while also ensuring compliance with global regulation. The focus of the Advisory Council is to enable VoxSmart to continue to address these issues with practical solutions, ensuring reasonable and proportionate risk in addition to control frameworks.   

Commenting on the recent appointment, Group CEO, Oliver Blower highlighted the company’s dedication in providing market-led solutions, working with the very best in the industry. He stated, “We could not be more excited to work with these experienced market practitioners to help VoxSmart build something extraordinary and completely unique in the market. Their wealth of industry knowledge and expertise further amplifies our ambitious plans and will enable us to continue our vision of helping market participants harness the true potential of their communications data”.  

VoxSmart’s purpose-built capture, surveillance and data analysis technology equips wholesale financial services firms with effective data control and management solutions. These tools solve problems across many sectors with similar regulatory requirements, enabling organisations to capture, monitor and better analyse business communications. 

VoxSmart are honoured and privileged to bring onboard such talent and expertise. Introducing the new VoxSmart Product Advisory Council: 

Larry List (New York) 

Chairing the Advisory Council, Larry – who joined the VoxSmart team in April of 2021, is a financial markets professional with more than 30 years of experience. Has served in senior COO and CCO roles primarily within global banking organisations, most recently as the Chief Conduct and Controls Officer for BNP Paribas’ Global Markets Americas business. Prior positions include Fixed Income CAO at BNP and regional COO for Commerzbank where he led the U.S. integration of Commerzbank and Dresdner Bank. Larry also has valuable experience building businesses as a member of the management team tasked with setting up the U.S. Equities division at Dresdner. In his current position at VoxSmart, Larry is leading sales and business development for the North America region and directing the company’s next stage of growth across the Americas. 

Alan Lovell CBE (London) 

After a long career in the UK Ministry of Defence, which included the creation and leadership of the UK’s Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC), the UK’s first multi-agency, all source terrorism analysis centre, Alan became Global Head of Surveillance at HSBC in 2016. While there he delivered a five-year $250m transformation of the bank’s market surveillance capability. In 2019 his HSBC role was expanded to include Global Head of Insider Risk. Alan retired from HSBC in December 2020 and is currently an independent consultant.   

Steven Nash (London) 

Steven has 25 years in-house financial services experience in both 1st line business and 2nd line compliance roles, gained in wholesale financial services firms worldwide including Morgan Stanley, Barclays and Nomura. With extensive corporate banking, investment banking and sales and trading experience, in addition to buy side/hedge fund experience – Steven is well placed to advise and support VoxSmart and its clients to develop, deploy and calibrate technology solutions that ensure compliance, but which are also proportionate, risk based and commercially viable.  Steven has worked at both C-suite level and in day-to-day operating roles, ensuring consideration of both strategic and tactical requirements. 

Alan Bennet (Singapore) 

Alan was a former Financial Futures broker, trading “Open Outcry Markets” with HSBC and Cater Allen on the London International Financial Futures Exchange before starting his role in Compliance. After the move to electronic trading, he initially worked for LIFFE in the Markets Services division before starting a formal compliance role with Citigroup Global Markets in Canary Wharf. Alan brings with him over 20 years of Compliance Advisory experience from working with a wide variety of financial services firms including Citigroup Global Markets, Jefferies International, Credit Suisse and most recently NatWest Markets Singapore, where he was Head of Compliance and Financial Crime for APAC. Alan is currently employed by Equiom consultancy services in Singapore. 


We wish the Advisory Council the very best of luck and welcome them aboard the VoxSmart journey!