Christopher Sidler is a managing director and a leader of BRG’s Financial Institution Advisory practice.

He specializes in financial crime compliance, with a focus on Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-money laundering (BSA/AML), sanctions, export controls, fraud, and anti-bribery and corruption.

Mr. Sidler helps financial institutions and fintech firms to solve complex regulatory and operational challenges in the financial crime space. His expertise includes leading responses to enforcement actions involving rapid-action planning, remediation, and ongoing regulatory engagement. He works closely with clients to evaluate and enhance their financial crime programs by constructing operating models for effective governance, assessing risks and controls, designing processes that integrate emerging technologies and advanced analytics.

Mr. Sidler has overseen and executed large-scale know-your-customer (KYC) due diligence reviews and transaction monitoring and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions lookbacks covering, among others, correspondent banking and trade finance.

Before joining BRG, Mr. Sidler was at Promontory Financial Group for thirteen years in the United Kingdom and the United States, where he most recently co-led the financial crimes compliance practice in the Americas.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Sidler worked with the United Nations Resident Coordinator’s Office in Tanzania through the UN Association in Canada. There, he supported the One UN change initiative as the UN piloted the transformation of its strategy, budget, and program at the country level.

Employment History

Promontory Financial Group, an IBM Company
Managing director

United Nations Association in Canada
Junior professional consultant

Areas of Expertise


The London School of Economics and Political Science
M.Sc., Environment and Development, 2007

Queen’s University
B.Com., 2002