Áine Hickey is Director, Compliance Advisory, with BNY Mellon, the world's largest custodian bank and securities services company. BNY Mellon deliver a broad range of services to traditional and alternative asset managers, banks, pension funds, insurance companies and sovereign wealth funds.
Formerly, Áine was Head of Risk & Compliance for Crestbridge Ireland (PCF12, PCF 14 and PCF52), leading and promoting the compliance strategy and risk management framework to support Crestbridge Group. Áine was previously Head of Compliance (PCF15) and Chief Risk Officer (PCF14) for the fund administration business of Intertrust, subsequent to performing strategic operations, relationship management and directorship roles with the company across funds, corporate and capital markets. Áine has over 15 years’ experience in financial services. She worked within governance, board and company secretarial compliance with Northern Trust. Working as regulatory advisor with PwC, Áine gained extensive experience of prudential and conduct of business regulation, risk and compliance frameworks, processes and controls, and governance structures, across asset management, insurance and banking to deliver a comprehensive range of professional services including compliance management, governance, responding to regulatory change, risk management, outsourced assurance and internal audit, training and remediation.
Áine is a Fellow of both the Compliance Institute (including CDPO and CFCP) and the Governance Institute. She holds an MSc in Compliance (CI/IOB/UCD (placed 1st)) and a Bachelor of Law and European Studies from the University of Limerick. She has a Diploma in Investment Fund Services from the IOB, a Professional Diploma in Corporate Law and Governance from the Law Society of Ireland and a Diploma in Investing from the Irish Institute of Financial Trading. Áine also completed the PRINCE2 Practitioner qualification in Project Management.