Yvette Hollingsworth G’94 has served as a senior compliance officer/risk manager for Barclay’s Capital, Citigroup, JP Morgan/Morgan Trust Company, and the Federal Reserve System. Beginning her career in 1994 with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, she progressed rapidly, and in 1997 was named officer in charge of risk reporting for the Proprietary Positioning Risk Analysis Area within the company. During this time, she successfully led a team in assessing, analyzing, and reporting the risk position of the proprietary trading and investment portfolios.
Following that success, she became a supervisory financial analyst for the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in 1999. In 2002, she was promoted to senior bank examiner for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco to direct the establishment of an effective supervisory strategy for a high-risk large complex banking organization. During that time, she was also chosen as a member of the USA PATRIOT Act Working Group to draft the Bank Secrecy Act Examination Manual.
In 2004, Hollingsworth joined Citigroup as director of Global Anti-Money Laundering, Compliance Monitoring, and Surveillance. She was given full accountability to design and launch the company’s Global Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Risk Management Compliance Monitoring and Testing process across more than 100 countries. In 2007, she was promoted to director and regional head of Markets and Banking (M&B) North America Anti-Money Laundering and then to managing director in 2008 with full oversight for AML initiatives across the M&B business.
She was selected to represent Citigroup as a member of the AML Metrics Working Team for the Wolfsberg Group, an association of 12 global banks charged with developing financial services standards and products for Know Your Customer, Anti-Money Laundering, and Counter Terrorist Financing policies. She was also chosen as a panel speaker for the 2006 ABA Conference on “Risk Assessment/Exam Procedures and Expectations—a Frank Discussion with Bankers and Regulators” for institutions with over $5B in assets, and for the 2007 ABA Conference on “How to Implement Corrective Actions.”
In 2008, she was recruited as the managing director/global head of Financial Crime by Barclays Capital to implement a global Anti-Money Laundering, Sanctions, and Anti-Bribery and Corruption compliance and risk management program. Hollingsworth holds a master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in financial institutions and markets from the Martin J. Whitman School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in finance from State University of New York, Institute of Technology.