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Robert Edwards

Robert Edwards

Managing Director, Global Head of AML Transaction Monitoring, Credit Suisse

Robert Edwards is a Managing Director within the Global Financial Crime Compliance Division and a member of the Credit Suisse FCC Management Committee.  He joined Credit Suisse in July 2022 as the Global Head of AML Transaction Monitoring and is based in Zurich.  Robert provides senior coverage for Anti-Money Laundering Transaction Monitoring globally, with an initial focus on the Mantas platform upgrade and ensuring appropriate global transaction monitoring coverage. 

Robert has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, including positions as the EMEA Head of Compliance for Barclays Bank PLC, and the Global Head of Anti-Money Laundering for Citigroup’s Private Banking and Wealth Management businesses. He was a member of the Global Compliance Management Committees at both Citibank and Barclays.  Robert has developed and implemented successful Compliance and AML change programs across multiple jurisdictions, having lived and worked in the US, Europe, Asia and Africa.  He has been a frequent panelist at AML and Compliance industry conferences in Europe and Asia.  Prior to working in financial services, Robert was a lawyer for several companies in the Asia Pacific region and focused on infrastructure investments and corporate debt restructuring. 


Robert is originally from Portland, Oregon and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Linfield College and a Juris Doctorate degree from Brooklyn Law School.