Managing Director, Financial Crimes
Edward Longridge is the Managing Director of Bates Group’s Financial Crimes practice, where he draws on nearly 20 years of experience as a financial services AML Compliance specialist. Mr. Longridge is an experienced professional with a distinguished background in global Financial Crimes policies, procedures and regulations. He has an established record implementing and managing AML programs, interacting with state and federal regulators, designing and conducting AML/KYC training, and protecting firm data privacy.
Mr. Longridge comes to Bates from Oppenheimer & Co. As the Chief AML Compliance Officer, he was responsible for the Global AML, Financial Crime and Sanctions Program, which covers all businesses in countries in which Oppenheimer conducts business. Prior to Oppenheimer, Mr. Longridge oversaw Citibank’s OneKYC program for the Mexico and Latin America regions, which provides a globally consistent KYC policy and set of standards across all businesses, regions and countries. He managed the implementation of the OneKYC program across Citi in Mexico and Latin America.
Mr. Longridge directed a team of 11 people as head of AML Compliance for Deutsche Bank - Private Wealth Management (PWM Americas) in New York City, which covers the U.S. and Latin American Private Bank and the U.S. Private Client broker-dealer, DB Alex. Brown. He arrived at DB after 2 years as the Darwin Group team leader for Morgan Stanley. Based in London, the Darwin Group covered all Morgan Stanley booking companies: U.S., U.K., and Cayman books combining regulations issued by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the U.K. Financial Services Authority (FSA, now FCA) with the Joint Money Laundering Steering Group (JMLSG) guidance notes. His client base included regulated, non-regulated, listed and non-listed corporations, LLCs, SPVs, trusts, PICs, and individuals.
Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Mr. Longridge was an Associate in Smith Barney - Citigroup’s Private Client Group, where he led their London-based KYC AML team. The group offered U.S. and pan-European equity, fixed income and commodities products to LLCs, trusts, PICs, and individuals for onshore and offshore clients. Mr. Longridge began his financial services career as a Private Client Services Analyst - French Desk in the London offices of U.S. investment bank Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, before the firm’s acquisition by Credit Suisse.
OPPENHEIMER & CO. INC., New York, NY, Managing Director, Chief AML Compliance Officer/Global Head of AML Compliance, 2015-2018
CITIBANK NA, New York, NY, Senior Vice-President, Regional Head of KYC (LATAM & Mexico), Global AML Compliance, 2011-2015
DEUTSCHE BANK, New York, NY, Vice-President, Head of AML Compliance, PWM Americas, 2007-2011
MORGAN STANLEY, London, UK, Manager, Darwin Group, Head – Regulatory Documentation Specialists (RDS) team-KYC Review team, 2005-2007
SMITH BARNEY-CITIGROUP, London, UK, Associate, Private Client Group (PCG), KYC AML Team Leader,
DONALDSON, LUFKIN & JENRETTE – DLJ, London, UK, Analyst, Private Client Services – French Desk, 2000
FSA (now FCA) – SII LEVEL 3 – CERTIFICATE IN INVESTMENTS (Regulations & Securities), 2000
U.K. equivalent of the Series 7 exam
KINGS COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON, U.K., 1994-1998
BA (Hons) PGCE in French & Spanish.
Specialized in business, historical and social cultures of France, Spain and Latin America.
ANNECY UNIVERSITY, Savoie, France, 1993
Advanced French Language, 3rd & 4th Republic French Literature, 5th Republic Political History.
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