Cherise Cox-Nottage is presently the Head of the Legal, Compliance and Operational Risk Departments for UBS Trustees (Bahamas) Ltd., which is a role that entails similar responsibilities for the other UBS Regional Group Trust Company, namely, UBS Trustees (Cayman) Ltd. and the provision of services to the, UBS Cayman AG, branch.
Prior to joining the UBS group in 2004, Cherise was recruited from private practice with Messrs. Higgs & Johnson, in The Bahamas, to assume the position of Head of Legal, Risk & Compliance for a rival Swiss Bank. Before returning to The Bahamas in 1993, Cherise practiced in a commercial set in London for 2 years post qualification.
Cherise is a Member of the Bars of England and Wales and The Bahamas, a TEP (Trust and Estate Practitioner) with the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP); Certified CAMS, with the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists; She holds an International Diploma in Compliance (with distinction), Int. ip (Comp), and an International Diploma in Anti-money laundering (with distinction) Int.Dip (AML) from the ICA (International Compliance Association) in the U.K. and the University of Manchester U.K. In 2013 Cherise obtained the certification of CAMS-Audit Specialist and was elevated to the level of Fellow of the ICA. In 2016 Cherise completed a certification programme on Utilities Regulatory Oversight with PURC and in 2018 she was also P3 Level One Certified.
Cherise has published internationally in such publications as “The Cayman Review”, and “ACAMS TODAY” and is a contributor to BACO’s bi-annual publication on AML and Compliance matters for the jurisdiction and region. She previously contributed the section on Banking Law in The Bahamas in the Banking compendium edited by Dennis Campbell Cherise’s article on “Arbitration law and Practice in The Bahamas” and changes regarding the same with respect to amendments to The Bahamas’ new Trustee Act, was accepted by the IBA’s (International Bar Association) publications committee and was published in the international legal publication “IBA Arbitration News”. She participates as a speaker in national and international Conferences in the Caribbean region, the USA, Europe and in the Middle East.
In 2012 Cherise was awarded the “Minister’s Cup” by The Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB) for her contributions to the Financial Services Industry in The Bahamas. Cherise has served on the Advisory Board for ACAMS for the Caribbean and Latam Region and also on several financial services committees and advisory boards of The Government of The Bahamas, including the Attorney General Chaired committee on Financial Products and the FATCA and CRS Advisory Committees.