Foresight Group, a listed private equity and infrastructure investment manager, has completed a £3.5 million growth equity investment into Ruleguard, a London based SaaS technology provider supporting financial institution regulatory compliance.

Ruleguard was established by founder John O’Dwyer in 2013 as a software development consultancy.  John spotted an opportunity in 2015 and developed a software platform to support the newly incoming Client Assets Sourcebook (“CASS”) regulations. Since then, Ruleguard has grown rapidly by winning business with a growing blue-chip customer base and expanded its capabilities to become one of the most competitive GRC platforms in the financial sector.

The global Regulation Technology (“Reg Tech”) market was valued at $15.9 billion in 2020 and is expected to grow at an annual rate of 24%. This is driven by increasing regulatory burdens, the need for firms to save costs through automation and the size and complexity of financial institutions and regulated functions.

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