Andrea Walser is a Managing Director in Global Financial Crimes Compliance (GFCC) at Bank of America. She is responsible for overseeing the anti-money laundering (AML) and economic sanctions compliance program for the Global Markets division of Bank of America Merrill Lynch. She also serves as the AML Compliance Officer for Merrill Lynch Professional Clearing Corporation.
Ms. Walser joined the company in 2003, serving in various regulatory project and COO roles in Global Markets, including four years in Global Research and two years in the Global Markets Chief Operating Officer (COO) team. During the Bank of America – Merrill Lynch merger, she served as the co-lead for the Research Project Management Office (PMO) and following the merger drove efforts to evaluate the impacts of proposed regulatory changes for centralized clearing of derivatives prior to the implementation of Dodd-Frank.
Joining Global Compliance in 2009, Ms. Walser held roles in Enterprise Compliance; Global Banking and Markets Compliance; and Consumer Compliance prior to joining Global Financial Crimes Compliance (GFCC) in 2015. Her roles included Program Executive, Risk Management and COO roles. Ms. Walser was promoted to Managing Director in January 2012.
Prior to joining Bank of America, Ms. Walser was a senior consultant at Accenture.
Ms. Walser earned a Masters of Business Administration degree and Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Lehigh University. She holds a Series 14 FINRA license and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).
Ms. Walser resides in Charlotte, NC with her husband and three boys. She is a member of the SIFMA AML Committee and the North Carolina chapter of ACAMS.