Chief Compliance Officer
Stephen Ellis joined Equity Financial Trust in March 2016 as Chief Compliance Officer. As CCO he is responsible for overseeing and directing Equity’s regulatory compliance program, its anti-money laundering regime and its privacy obligations.
Stephen has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry in various capacities including regulatory compliance, risk management, governance, operations and technology. Prior to joining Equity, Stephen served as Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Risk Officer at CFF Bank, Chief Operating Officer at International Financial Data Services (Canada), and Treasurer at Credit Union Central of Ontario and Chief Operating Officer at Assante Canada.
Stephen holds an undergraduate degree in Economics and Commerce from the Royal Military College of Canada; a Masters in Economics from Queen’s University and is a CFA charter holder.