Geoffrey Ritchie is the Executive Director of the Exempt Market Dealers Association of Canada. Geoff is a securities lawyer called to the bar in Ontario and in England and Wales and has a JD from Queen's University and LL.M from Osgoode Hall Law School.
Geoff is also the Chief Compliance Officer and Vice President for BMO Harris Private Banking, which is a portfolio manager, exempt market dealer and investment fund manager offerings investment, banking, trust and wealth planning services to private clients across Canada and Asia.
Geoff's past expereince includes: corporate securities lawyer with WeirFoulds LLP; structured finance/securitization lawyer with Clifford Chance LLP in London, England; and Legal Counsel with the Ontario Securities Commission in the Capital Markets Branch and the Compliance and Registrant Regulation Branch.
Geoffrey has taught "Advanced Securities Law" at the Faculty of Law, Queen's University (2009, 2010, 2011) and has been apointed by the Ontario Securities Commission to the OSC Registrant Advisory Committee for a two year terms starting in 2013.
Geoff has also served as political staff at the Ontario Legislature and has been active for many years in managing political campaigns for candidates at the federal and provincial level.
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