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Marisol Lopez Mellado

Marisol Lopez Mellado

Executive Director - Global Head of KYC at IHS Markit
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Bio Ms. Lopez-Mellado is responsible for supporting financial institutions and corporates to build out their Anti-Money Laundering (AML)/Know Your Customer (KYC) due diligence policies and procedures into KYC Managed Services. Ms. Lopez-Mellado also works with current and prospective customers, strategic partners, and product development teams to identify strategic opportunities to enhance the potential of the solution globally. Previously, she worked at Refinitiv where she was Regional Head of Policy & Standards for Risk Managed Services. During her time at Refinitiv she analyzed, benchmarked and advised on more than 60 global KYC policies, including KYC requirements for all fund types. Career History Ms. Lopez-Mellado has an extensive legal and compliance background, having commenced her career as a dual qualified lawyer (Spain & UK) She made the transition to business development. In her 15 plus years, she has helped organizations develop and implement their compliance, anti-corruption and third-party due diligence programmes. Ms. Lopez-Mellado is a dual qualified lawyer (Spain & UK) and holds two Masters in Law (LLM); International Corporate Governance, Financial Regulation, Economic Law and Comparative Business Law. She also holds an ICA international diploma in anti-money laundering.


Financial Services Regulation

How to Simplify New Beneficial Ownership Disclosure Rules

09 Dec 2020

The United States has stepped up its anti-money-laundering practices after taking some heat. In the Financial Action Task Force's 2016 mutual evaluation, the group found: Lack of timely access to adequate, accurate and current beneficial ownership (BO) information remained one of the fundamental gaps in the US. [1] As a result, the United States re...