Sarah Green

Global Head of Financial Crimes Vanguard

SARAH D. GREEN is the Global Head of Financial Crimes Officer for Vanguard Group, Inc. She joined Vanguard in 2017 and leads compliance teams responsible for Vanguard’s AML, trade surveillance, ABAC and sanctions programs. She worked previously as the Senior Director for AML Compliance at FINRA, where she supervised FINRA’s dedicated AML examination unit and coordinated FINRA’s AML enforcement cases. She was also responsible for FINRA AML guidance and external training of financial industry professionals domestically and internationally, and she represented FINRA on the Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Group. Previously, she was the Bank Secrecy Act Specialist in the Division of Enforcement’s Office of Market Intelligence at the SEC. In this role, she oversaw the Commission’s review and use of suspicious activity reports and worked with Enforcement staff on AML matters. Prior to joining OMI, Sarah was a branch chief in the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examination at the SEC, managing the Commission’s AML examination program for broker-dealers, including developing examination modules, conducting training for SEC and self-regulatory organization staff and coordinating with the SROs on all aspects of AML examination and enforcement. Prior to joining the SEC, Ms. Green was an associate attorney in the Corporate and Securities practice group at Gardner Carton & Douglas LLP. Sarah received her J.D. from the William and Mary School of Law and her B.A. from Hamilton College.