Manuel has over 17 years of experience in the global asset management industry across control functions like Compliance, Internal Control and Internal Audit, in positions with a global remit based in Paris, London and Los Angeles. 

Prior to working with Plenitude, Manuel built the global compliance framework for a major investment management group. This involved designing, deploying and constantly refining processes, tools, policies and procedures. His main areas of focus are Anti-Money Laundering, International Sanctions and Financial Promotions / Distribution, in which he has proved adept at balancing local and global considerations and regulatory constraints, the interest of all stakeholders and firms’ risk appetite to build solid frameworks that have proved successful throughout the years.​​

Manuel has a deep knowledge of the cryptoassets industry, acquired through more than six years of studying, investment and advisory work. In the current phase of his career, he has used this knowledge to train companies in the traditional finance sector about the significance of this nascent industry, its actors and developing regulatory framework, as well as advising crypto firms on their regulatory obligations as they seek registrations and; playing an active role in shaping discussions on regulation through industry trade bodies.