Effective 13 March 2017, Ben Ellenbogen, in addition to his responsibility as the Firm's General Counsel, has been appointed as City Financial's Chief Compliance Officer. Ben reports to Lou Thorne, Global Chief Operating Officer, and has the mandate to continue building the Firm's Compliance and Legal functions to the highest industry standards. He is also a member of the Firm's Executive Management Committee.
As part of this change, Chris Sturdee is stepping down as Head of Compliance. He remains with City Financial in the capacity of Senior Compliance Adviser as part of the handover and transition. In this role, his in-depth knowledge of our corporate history will prove invaluable.
Ben joined City Financial in June 2016 as Deputy Head of Legal & Compliance and was appointed General Counsel in August 2016. Prior to joining City Financial, Ben was General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Squarepoint Capital. He joined Squarepoint from Caxton Associates where he was Associate General Counsel and UK Chief Compliance Officer. He began his career in private practice, primarily as a securities litigator with Cleary Gottlieb in New York. Ben is a graduate of Columbia University School of Law, where he was awarded the Parker School Certificate for Achievement in International Law.