Matt Bristow

Previous Experience
  • Manager Operations (and similar roles) for the U.K. Financial Intelligence Unit of the National Crime Agency, the Serious Organized Crime Agency, and the National Crime Intelligence Service
  • Crime Intelligence Analyst in the Metropolitan Police Service

Matt Bristow

Associate Director

Matt Bristow is an Associate Director based in Exiger's London office, where he focuses on the firm’s anti-money laundering (AML) practice.

Matt joined Exiger from the National Crime Agency (NCA), where he served as Manager Operations for the U.K. Financial Intelligence Unit. In this role, Matt was responsible for the Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Regime, which requires businesses to identify possible money laundering and terrorist financing in their operations and report such activity to the NCA. He also served in a similar role in NCA precursor organizations, the Serious Organized Crime Agency (SOCA), and the National Crime Intelligence Service (NCIS).

Prior to NCIS, Matt was a Criminal Intelligence Analyst in the Metropolitan Police Service, responsible for increasing detection rates, identifying repeat offenders, and developing intelligence-led policing.

Matt has had a significant role managing and implementing national policy in line with the requirements of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, and the European Union Money Laundering Directives. He was responsible for developing case law pertaining to disclosure of money laundering reports under the Civil Disclosure Rules in the case of SOCA v Namli at the Court of Appeal (2011).

  • Certified Professional and Fellow, International Compliance Association
  • Contributor to “A Practitioner’s Guide to UK Money Laundering Law and Regulation” (Second Edition – City & Financial Publishing 2009).