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Susan Axelrod

Chief Supervisory Officer, Merrill Lynch

Susan Axelrod is the Chief Supervisory Officer for Merrill Lynch where she oversees supervisory risk culture and drives shared accountability for end-to-end supervision at all levels of leadership. She also is a key leader in activities that focus on regulatory, financial and reputational risk. 

Susan Axelrod

Chief Supervisory Officer, Merrill Lynch

Susan Axelrod is the Chief Supervisory Officer for Merrill Lynch where she oversees supervisory risk culture and drives shared accountability for end-to-end supervision at all levels of leadership. She also is a key leader in activities that focus on regulatory, financial and reputational risk. 

Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Susan Axelrod was the executive vice president of regulatory operations at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

Axelrod, who had been with Finra for 28 years and for the past four oversaw its member regulation program, fraud detection, market intelligence, enforcement and shared services.

Axelrod began her career as a staff attorney for the enforcement division of the New York Stock Exchange. Before joining FINRA in 2007, Axelrod was chief of staff to the chief executive of NYSE regulation.

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