Alison Morpurgo-Cotter manages Cross-Border Legal & Compliance for UBS Wealth Management Americas. In this capacity, she manages a group of lawyers and compliance officers that advises on legal and compliance issues related to the cross-border provision of financial services by all UBS entities in the Americas with a focus on the private bank and broker-dealers, including licensing, anti-money laundering, tax, training, monitoring and travel. Alison is primary counsel to management of the international business and represents the Americas on the global cross-border committee that drives the Firm's practices in this area.
Prior to this role, Alison was senior legal counsel to UBS International, Inc. and managed the anti-money laundering department and served as the first AML/BSA Officer for the firm. Alison entered the financial services industry in compliance at PaineWebber in 2000 and was in private practice prior to that. She is an active member of the SIFMA AML and Financial Crimes Committee and co-chair of the SIFMA Cross-Border Wealth Management Working Group.