Sidney Yankson 2022 speaker


Ghana Capital Partners


Born and raised in London, Sidney completed his three-year LLB (Hons) in Law with University of London whilst working for a private wealth management company in Hong Kong. In 2007 Sidney Yankson received an academic award from the University of London. Sidney Yankson was one of the top students in his class and was ranked 1st out of 953 students worldwide in his first academic year, 4th out of 802 students in his second year and 4th out of 532 students in his final year. Sidney graduated in June 2009 and received his degree with upper second class honours.

After completing his LLB, Sidney Yankson attended Boston University School of Law to read for his masters in law. Boston University School of Law awarded Sidney the title LLM scholar for his academic excellence. Sidney graduated from Boston University School of Law with the degree of LLM in American Law in May 2010. His GPA was 3.78 in the first semester and he graduated with a cumulative GPA of 3.56. Sidney Yankson pursued a diverse range of subjects including Islamic law, CIA’s National Clandestine Service, private equity and public international law. Sidney Yankson has written and published a number of papers in such diverse areas as terrorist financing and the role of the United Nations in the Rwandan genocide of 1994. Sidney Yankson completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws at The University of Hong Kong (“”HKU””) in June 2011.

Sidney Yankson has over 17 years experience in private banking and wealth management, and has clients in all the major finance centres, including Tokyo, New York, Singapore, London and Hong Kong. Sidney Yankson has worked for numerous international companies and banks and held many senior roles. These include senior international wealth manager at ING, private banker at Bank of Bermuda and associate partner at St. James’s Place. Sidney Yanksonalso has a BSc in physics from the University of Durham. Sidney Yankson is a keen sportsman and plays many sports including ice-hockey, royal tennis, soccer and snowboarding.

Sidney Yankson recently annotated Cap. 615: Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (Financial Institutions) Ordinance published by Sweet & Maxwell.


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