Michael Raffa is Global Head of AML and Sanctions at State Street Corporation. Present in 29 countries around the world and designated a Global Systemically Important Financial Institution by the Financial Stability Board, State Street Corporation is a global leader in managing assets under custody and exchange traded funds. Prior to joining State Street Corporation in March 2017, Michael was Head of Financial Crimes Compliance at Santander Holdings USA. Santander Group is a global bank with leading presence in the U.S., Europe, UK and South America. Michael was also previously Global Head of AML Shared Services at TD Bank Group where he was accountable for overseeing the design, execution and oversight of Financial Crimes Compliance Programs. TD Bank Group is a global bank with strong franchises in personal and commercial banking and wealth management, including TD Bank and TD Ameritrade.
Michael was born and raised in Canada. He obtained his MBA at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto where he also completed his undergraduate studies in history and political science. He is active in his community and is director and prior chair of an organization providing support to at risk children and youth.