Michelle Rector CAMS

Head of FIU, Raymond James Financial, Inc.

Michelle leads the teams responsible for money laundering and securities crime investigation and SAR filing at RJF. Her teams include transaction monitoring, which handles alert reviews, as well as forensic investigations, which handles complex reviews (such as regulatory matters), client risk evaluation and off-boarding, and “red team” engagement within the control development and tuning space. Michelle’s team covers multiple divisions of Raymond James, including multiple retail brokerage business lines, institutional equity and fixed income trading, lending, etc.

Prior experiences include serving as Deputy AML Officer for Raymond James & Associates, Inc., the largest broker/dealer subsidiary of Raymond James, and performing investigative roles in the retail banking and credit card industries, with a focus on U.S.-Mexico cross border activity, along with various project-based efforts such as KYC/EDD quality assurance, periodic reviews, remediation reviews, and training.

Michelle graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a minor in Latin American studies. She holds the Series 7 General Securities Representative License and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist.