Elizabeth (Beth) Hansen

SVP, Chief Compliance Officer

  • Company:Waddell & Reed
  • Short Bio:Elizabeth Hansen is responsible for the leadership of Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc. subsidiaries Waddell & Reed, Inc. (W&R) and Ivy Distributors, Inc. (IDI) compliance functions. She oversees compliance process and procedures for W&R as well as IDI’s sales activities. She is involved at a senior level in compliance surveillance and the interpretation and application of regulatory statutes and rules on a federal and state level. She also provides recommendations with regard to the design and implementation of compliance and risk management programs. She joined Waddell & Reed in 2018. Ms. Hansen most recently was with Ameriprise Financial, where she spent 18 years. She served for nearly seven years as Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for American Enterprise Investment Services (the clearing broker-dealer for Ameriprise) before being appointed Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., where she was charged with overall responsibility for the compliance program of the broker-dealer and investment adviser. Ms. Hansen graduated with a B.A. from Kansas State University in 1991 and earned an M.A. in Management from Webster University in 1995. She is a member of SIFMA, FSI and serves on FSI Compliance Council, FINRA CE Council and FINRA Midwest Regional Committee.
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