Line Deslandes

Washington D.C./Montreal | Line worked in the finance and capital markets industry for close to 20 years.  She currently advises the Luxembourg Embassy in the US, Canada and Mexico on Economic and Financial matters impacting the bilateral relationship with Europe. In the past, she led legal and compliance teams of portfolio managers, retail funds and hedge funds in Canada, Europe and in the U.S. Line has been the general counsel of State Street Global Advisors in the U.K.  During her tenure, she handled all legal aspects of their European and Middle East asset management activities. Line was also the VP Legal and Chief Compliance Officer of O’Leary Funds, a family of retail funds based in Canada, and was the Chief Compliance Officer of FORT L.P., a hedge fund manager based in Washington D.C. In those roles, she advised on the establishment, offering and administration of pooled vehicles invested in traditional and alternative asset classes and she implemented and monitored compliance requirements including registration, conduct, disclosure, cyber-security and AML.  Line also worked as a consultant for the World Bank Group, advising on capital market issues.  She was admitted to the Québec bar in 1998 and she began her career working as a legal counsel for the National Bank and the Royal Bank of Canada.

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