Nichola Hume
Senior Compliance Manager
Nichola started her career at Citi and prior to joining Eight Roads spent four year at funds administrator Augentius.

Can you describe a day in your life at work?

Every day is different! I could be working on the pre-investment due diligence for a potential deal, advising our principal investments on financial crime matters, undertaking a compliance and governance review on a portfolio company, or working with our internal teams to drive forward compliance initiatives.

Looking back, what’s been the steepest learning curve on your career journey so far?

Learning how to deal with setbacks or unexpected outcomes. It can be daunting but I’ve discovered treating every situation as a learning opportunity keeps you focused on the task at hand, strengthens your experience, and yields more productive results.

How do you work with our entrepreneurs?

When our investment professionals are working on a potential deal, I complete the pre-investment due diligence to help ensure the deal is consistent with Eight Roads’ core values and behaviours. I provide advice and guidance to our portfolio companies and principal investments to help them identify potential financial crime risks, and to implement any controls needed to mitigate perceived risks.