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Surveillance Leaders' Network

The formation of the Surveillance Leaders’ Network (SLN) was requested in 2018 by a group of Managing Directors running market abuse surveillance functions at leading banks. Its objective is to provide regular off-the-record meetings for regional and global heads of surveillance in order to benchmark against each other, learn, network and determine best practice.

What is it?

  • The Surveillance Leaders’ Network (SLN) is a private, invitation-only series of meetings - for (10-20) senior decision-makers to discuss the most pressing market abuse surveillance challenges. 
  • The SLN is underpinned by a group of Founding Members who are senior Managing Directors running a global surveillance function at leading banks. 

Who is it for?

  • Global and regional heads of surveillance and compliance 
  • Managing Director or head of function level only


“Great to be in active dialog with all the industry leaders and peers on critical Surveillance topics - thank you 1LoD for continuing to organise and bringing the Surveillance community together towards tackling emerging challenges that require collective thought leadership and debate.” Golam Mainuddin, Managing Director, Global Head of Surveillance, Barclays


“Today was my first experience of this event and I found the level of engagement, openness and deep expertise first class. I look forward to further involvement.” John McGinn, Managing Director, Global Head of Surveillance, Deutsche Bank

What is the SLN's objectives?

  • To provide an opportunity for senior surveillance and compliance decision-makers to collaborate through sharing best practice  
  • To allow for the interpretation of global surveillance regulation
  • To aid identification of efficiencies and better management of risk within the surveillance function
  • To implement a networking opportunity with senior peers across the surveillance community
  • To allow  benchmarks to be explored
  • To provide a platform from which practitioners can hear about and understand the latest advances in technology
  • To provide a safe, off the record environment for banks to speak freely between themselves

In what format is it delivered and when?

  • The SLN is held in-person, regularly, in London and in New York
  • One of the regular meetings in each region will be part of the XLoD Global in-person conference 
  • Chatham House Rule applies, creating a safe environment for a free discussion
  • No press are in attendance

Founding members:

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