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Pathway To Success Interview with Michael Kitson, Deputy Chief Compliance Officer & Counsel at Bridgewater Associates

In this month’s podcast / video in our “Pathway To Success” series, Grant Potter (Partner & Head of Americas, Danos Group) interviews Michael A. Kitson, Deputy Chief Compliance Officer and Counsel at Bridgewater Associates. 

Michael Kitson is an experienced New York Lawyer and Compliance professional. He joined the Citigroup in 2012 and successfully completed rotations in Equities, AML Advisory, Trade Finance and Consumer Cards, before taking the role of Vice President for Futures, OTC Clearing and Collateral Management Compliance. 

Since 2015 Michael has worked for Bridgewater Associates, a premier Asset Management firm, focused on delivering unique insight and partnership for the most sophisticated global institutional investors.

Over the last six years Michael has had significant career progression and today holds the role of Deputy Chief Compliance Officer and Counsel. 

During this interview Michael and Grant discuss… 

  • What do you love about your profession? 
  • What career secrets do you have to become successful in compliance? 
  • What skills do you need to progress your career from a junior in compliance to a senior? 
  • How has the industry changed? 

And finally, Michael provides some advice to those junior / entry level professionals who are looking to enter the Compliance industry or move into a Compliance Officer role. 

Thank you Michael, for your time, market insights and advice. 

Look out we will be publishing more interviews soon…