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Michael Hodnett

Michael Hodnett

Managing Director, Global Head of Capital Markets Surveillance, Societe Generale

Michael has worked in the City for over 30 Years.  Prior to joining Compliance in 1998, Michael worked at the Bank of England for 9 years, spending nearly 4 years as an Economic Research Assistant preparing economic data for the Bank’s Governor and Monetary Policy Committee. 

Over the past 25 years Michael has held various Compliance roles, which began at Citibank where he worked in the UK Control Room.  Michael moved from Citi to the UK Takeover Panel where he spent 3 years advising on the UK Takeover Code.  He then moved to UBS, starting in the Corporate Finance Advisory team then moving into Equities Advisory. 

Michael has also worked for Morgan Stanley where he spent 3 years as the UK Head of Trade Surveillance and Major Shareholding and Co-Head of Equities Advisory covering equity sales and trading, proprietary trading, corporate broking and prime services. 

After a short stint as the Head of Equity Advisory at Lehman’s in 2008, Michael moved to Instinet Europe, the electronic agency broker arm of Nomura, in 2009 where he held the role of Head of Compliance and MLRO for over 9 years.  In 2018, Michael joined ED&F Man Capital Markets, the Commodity, FX and Derivative broker, as the Head of Compliance and MLRO.

Michael joined Societe Generale in 2019 where he is now the Global Head of Capital Markets Surveillance.