Partner, Financial Services
Insightful adviser and auditor for FCA regulated entities and blockchain businesses
Jon is an expert at finding straightforward solutions to the complex needs of financial services clients. His expert guidance helps businesses develop their strategies at all different stages of their lifecycles, including those with a focus on cryptocurrency and those using blockchain technology.
As well as supporting clients both strategically and pragmatically, Jon enjoys building relationships with the people behind the businesses. He tells his clients that they can “ask me anything”.
With strong connections in the FS industry and beyond – he represents BKL on the Financial Services Council of techUK – Jon can ensure his clients get the most comprehensive strategic advice.
Jon specialises in working with hedge fund managers, brokers, payment service providers, asset managers, traders and fintech companies. His advice includes:
- Statutory audits involving FCA regulations
- Structuring businesses to ensure compliance with FCA requirements and tax efficiency, including startups and offshore companies
- Consolidated group accounts and large group audits
- Tax planning, deal structuring and accounting for large complicated transactions
- Restructuring advice for mitigating risk and providing better control
From ambitious trainee to adventurous traveller
Jon began his accountancy training after leaving school, as BKL’s first non-graduate trainee. In 2014 he became our youngest partner. The following year, he was featured in Accountancy Age’s 35 Under 35 list.
Jon often holidays in Italy with his family. They’ve also been further afield to South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Cambodia, Thailand and Mauritius.
“We are a Canada based private equity firm, specialising in private, small and mid-cap energy companies. As professional advisers, we know how important it is to treat clients with honesty and integrity: exactly what we get from BKL. Jon Wedge is focused and friendly, as are his colleagues in BKL’s audit and tax teams.”
“BKL have been our accountants and business advisers since Anavon Capital’s inception as a hedge fund. They have ensured we are compliant with FCA regulations and have gone further, using the compliance process to advise us on tax structuring and planning. We are delighted with the relationship we have built with BKL.”
“Setting up my brokerage firm meant dealing with a lot of professional advisers. Out of everyone I have spoken with, without a doubt, BKL have been the ones who have helped the most.”