Bruce Lawrence has over 45 years of securities industry experience. He provides consultancy, training, advice and technical assistance principally focused at the securities servicing arena and the development of the capital markets infrastructure of frontier and emerging markets. He has consulted and trained on the full spectrum of securities markets instruments (debt, equity & derivatives), Corporate Governance, Operational Risk, Custody, Clearing & Settlement, Fund Administration and assisted in the creation and further development of Central Securities Depositories (CSDs), Central Counterparties (CCPs), Stock Exchanges and Domestic Custody Operations all over the world.
Until recently he was contracted as the senior post-trade advisor to the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG). He has also held the position of COO of the Mongolian Stock Exchange, Ulan Bataar, Managing Director of Zenith Pensions Custodian Limited in Lagos, Director of Credit Suisse First Boston in Moscow, The Chase Manhattan Bank in Moscow and London and for JP Morgan, London and Brussels. He was also instrumental in establishing the custody operations of CSFB/Credit Suisse and Unexim Bank in Moscow, Zenith Bank and UBA Investor Services in Lagos, Nigeria, SEB in St Petersburg, Russia and Khan Bank in Ulan Bataar, Mongolia.
He has also been the author of the Investment Administration Qualification (IAQ) Global Custody Workbook Global Securities Operations, published by the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment and is the recipient of the Central Bank of Russia gold medal for services to the creation of the Russian securities market. Bruce has been called to the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) on two occasions as an expert witness on securities market operations fraud and the Irish High Court for the Bernie Madoff enquiry and litigation.
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