Astrid Raetze is a partner in the Sydney office of KPMG. She specialises in financial services, financial institutions regulatory, funds and structured products, derivatives, and financial markets. Practice focus She is sought out for her market leading understanding of financial services, banking, financial markets, derivatives and regulatory issues Astrid is also a leading advisor to players in the newly emerging Finech industry as well as to banks, investment banks, fund managers, investment managers, swap dealers hedge funds, product issuers and exchanges. She has been instrumental in advising her clients on managing their regulatory risks, engaging with regulators on breach notifications and enforceable undertakings, and structuring and establishment of innovative financial products (both listed and OTC). Astrid is valued by her clients and peers as one of the “Best Lawyers n Australia for Funds Management” according to the Australian Financial Review’ Best Lawyers survey. She is popular with her clients who describe her as an ”outstanding commercial adviser” and a “leader in the structured products space in Australia”, Chambers Asia Pacific – Financial Services Regulation 2017. She was one of 10 lawyers nominated for the Financial Times Innovative Lawyer of the Year, Asia Pacific.