Lilly Farahnakian

Global Chief Compliance Officer

  • Company:GCM Grosvenor
  • Short Bio:Lilly Farahnakian, J.D., Managing Director, Global Chief Compliance Officer, Operations Committee Member Ms. Farahnakian serves as GCM Grosvenor's Global Chief Compliance Officer and is a member of the firm’s Operations Committee. She leads the firm's Compliance Team and is responsible for ensuring that the firm maintains compliance with various federal, state, and international regulations. Prior to joining GCM Grosvenor, she was a Managing Director and Assistant General Counsel at JPMorgan Chase. During this time, she was also Head of Regulatory and Compliance functions for Research, Americas Investment Banking, Americas Control Room, and Disclosure of Interest. She has also worked as an Executive Director in Legal at Morgan Stanley, where she advised its Global Research Department on legal and compliance issues. Prior to that, she practiced as an in-house litigator and Assistant General Counsel at JPMorgan Chase, covering sales and trading, investment banking, research and retail. She began her legal career as a litigation associate at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP. Ms. Farahnakian graduated with distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and French. She was also a Morehead-Cain Scholar. She received her Juris Doctor from Yale University. Currently, Ms. Farahnakian is a member of the Illinois Bar, the New York Bar. She also serves on the Adler Planetarium Board of Trustees, the Yale Chicago Board and the Yale Women Chicago Board, and the Facing History Advisory Board. Recently, she was honored by the ADL at their 25th Women of Achievement award.
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