Sergio Alvarez-Mena

Sergio Alvarez-Mena


Jones Day

Sergio Alvarez-Mena is currently a Director of Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC in the Legal & Compliance Department. He is responsible for  CSSU’s cross-border business  including the Asia, Latin America and European markets  . Mr. Alvarez-Mena also advises  CSSU North America Private Banking on Securities and Banking matters.  

Before joining Credit Suisse he was an Executive Director of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, LLC. Mr. Alvarez-Mena was formerly lead counsel for the Private Wealth Management division, as well as lead counsel for all U.S. based cross-border business including the Latin American division, and its New York, Geneva, Miami, and Sao Paulo offices.  Mr. Alvarez-Mena also served as Head of the International Private Client Group and was in management from 2010-2013.  

Prior to joining Morgan Stanley & Co. in December 2008, he served as lead counsel to Merrill Lynch International Latin America Private Client division and Merrill Lynch Bank & Trust (Cayman) Ltd. From 1989 through 2000, Mr. Alvarez-Mena was an equity partner of Morgan Lewis & Bockius specializing in cross-border matters and the representation of financial institutions in those matters.  

He graduated from Georgia Military College Preparatory School 1974, Loyola University of the South B.A. (summa cum laude) 1978; and the University Of Georgia School Of Law in 1981 where he was a Welborn Cody Scholar and an Editor of the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law.

Breakout Session 1A: Anti-Money Laundering Compliance in the Securities Industry


Continuing uncertainty in LatAm may be creating a return to old and unfavorable habits. The panel will explore new trends in structuring for Argentine clients, Mexican tax reform legislation that will impact the transparency of many traditional structures, and the impact of Regulation Best Interest both on AML obligations of securities houses and on the […]