Centre for Banking & Finance Law



Associate (Research)
2 January 2019 - 31 December 2019

Email : lawv306@nus.edu.sg

David Vignola is the Head of Conflicts of Interest & Conduct Monitoring for Standard Chartered Bank's Conduct, Financial Crime & Compliance department. David is responsible for overseeing the bank's global Conflicts of Interest programme, as well as identifying and analysing issues pertaining to businesses and functions' Conduct issues across the bank, globally. Prior to his currently role, he was the Global Head, Compliance, Private Banking, for Standard Chartered's Private Banking business for 5 ½ half years, with coverage of Private Banking Legal and Wealth Management Compliance, variably across the period.

David joined Standard Chartered from Standard & Poor's in New York where, from 2009 to 2012, he was the Global Chief Compliance Officer for S&P Investment Services and, subsequently, S&P Rating Services.

Prior to S&P, David spent 5 years at Citi, working in Citi's Private Bank in both New York and Tokyo, as well as in Citi's Investment Bank in Hong Kong, variably, in both legal and compliance roles.

David holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Miami School of Law and a LL.M. in Securities & Financial Regulation from Georgetown University Law Center. He also holds a Master of Forensic Sciences from The George Washington University.

Research Areas

Legal Compliance for Financial Businesses

David's research centres on how financial businesses comply with the law, given that the frameworks employed, and currently under development, have become significantly more complex since the Global Financial Crisis of 2007-2009. Consequently, the divide between law and compliance has grown closer. Questions naturally arise. Where is the proper place for the Compliance officer when banking and finance regulations are being issued at breath-taking speed and the industry aligns itself with a fintech and regtech future? Are there viable financial economies of scale, making a case for banks to compress the legal and compliance elements of what has become known as the "Second Line of Defence" into a single build? Where does Compliance's role as a trusted advisor intersect with its need to be a business partner and facilitator, helping to navigate the increasingly close-knit world of finance?