Stuart has more than 25 years of legal and regulatory experience across financial services. Prior to joining Capitolis, Stuart spent a decade at NEX Group PLC (formerly known as ICAP), where he served as Group General Counsel. Stuart was responsible for the management of legal, compliance, risk, and government affairs functions globally. Before NEX Group and its predecessor firm, Stuart was a Managing Director and Head of Sales and Trading Compliance at Merrill Lynch, where he managed a department of compliance professionals responsible for providing compliance advisory support to the company’s Americas Sales and Trading businesses. Prior to Merrill Lynch, he was a Managing Director and Associate General Counsel at RBS Greenwich Capital. At RBS Greenwich Capital, Stuart provided legal advice to the Compliance Department, Sales and Trading, Investment Banking, and Proprietary Trading, on all regulatory and legal matters applicable to an institutional fixed income investment bank. Most recently, he served as a legal consultant for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Stuart holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale College and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from New York University School of Law. He was a member of the Treasury Market Practices Group for 12 years and was a board member of the UK FICC Market Standards Board for two years. Stuart has held chairman positions at both the FINRA Fixed Income Advisory Committee and Bond Market Association Government Division Legal Advisory Committee.