Robert Reed

Robert M. Reed Financial and Corporate Cannabis Attorney Ankura Law Firm
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Robert M. Reed is a Managing Director at Ankura based in Chicago. He has over 20 years of experience in the financial service industry as a senior C-suite executive, BSA/AML officer, and operations, compliance, MIS risk, and trading professional. Robert has established regulatory effectiveness groups at global and regional banks and led over 100 anti-money laundering (AML) regulatory examinations with U.S. federal, state, and global regulators, including a challenging written agreement in one instance and consent order in another. Further, he has overseen multiple remediation projects pertaining to compliance findings, and directed global technology projects to enhance automated reporting, AI, and process monitoring. Robert brings a broad perspective and diverse skillset to enhance operations through scalable processes and technology, develop strong programs and concise executive reporting, and solve serious regulatory issues across a wide spectrum of compliance matters.


Robert is a tested leader who has charted and executed sales growth and product expansion at financial institutions while overhauling programs and processes to enhance operational efficiency and controls. He approaches each engagement as if he were the issue owner, with active listening to understand the critical issues. His experience includes securities, AML, transaction monitoring, know your customer (KYC), sanctions, AI analytics, database creation to facilitate board reporting, managing foreign and domestic regulatory exams and audits, developing and enhancing policies and procedures, foreign exchange (FX), futures and options (F&O) trading, trading violation investigations, enterprise risk management (ERM), enterprise governance, risk management and compliance (EGRC) and related software, technology procurement, system integration, money service businesses (MSB), and foreign correspondent banks.

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