Brent P. Cohen
Brent P. Cohen is the U.S. Head of AML Compliance at RBC Capital Markets, LLC responsible for oversight of AML, sanctions and the financial crime program for the institutional trading business, investment banking, corporate banking and the Royal Bank of Canada New York branch. Prior to RBC Capital Markets LLC, Brent served as the Director of AML Compliance within FINRA’s Enforcement Department. His primary responsibilities included assisting with anti-money laundering issues arising in investigations and examinations, as well as advising staff FINRA-wide on issues involving the handling of suspicious activity reports (SARs).
Before FINRA, Mr. Cohen was a vice president in the AML-Suspicious Activities Group at Goldman Sachs & Co. In that role, he was responsible for investigating potentially suspicious activity across the firm’s various business lines, including private wealth management, prime brokerage and clearing and execution. Brent also previously served as an assistant general counsel in the Money Laundering Prevention Group at UBS Financial Services, Inc., where he investigated possible violations of the Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”) and provided legal advice to business units concerning BSA requirements and the implementation of the firm’s policies and procedures. Brent received his B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany, from which he graduated summa cum laude, and his J.D., with honors, from the University of North Carolina School of Law.