Koko Ives is the Manager of the Bank Secrecy Act / Anti-Money Laundering Section at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
She works with Reserve Banks and Board staff in overseeing the development of supervisory strategies to address complex BSA/AML issues. She participates in the development of BSA/AML guidance and rulemakings. Ms. Ives participates in interagency and industry groups to develop and communicate BSA/AML policy guidance for financial institutions and represents the Federal Reserve domestically and internationally.
Before joining the Board, Ms. Ives served as the Deputy Assistant Director of the Office of Regulatory Policy at the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) from 2007 – 2012. She oversaw the development, interpretation, and implementation of Bank Secrecy Act regulatory policy. She supervised the development and issuance of proposed and final regulations, industry guidance, responses to requests for administrative rulings, and responses to written inquiries and correspondence. Prior to joining FinCEN, she spent more than 10 years as an attorney focusing on issues related to the banking industry.
Ms. Ives is a graduate of Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law and St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland.