Keenan McCarthy

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Previous Experience

  • Associate, Promontory Financial Group
  • Analyst, Promontory Financial Group
  • Operations, Accounting, and Investor Relations Intern, Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors
  • Teaching Fellow, Princeton in Asia

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Keenan McCarthy


Keenan advises Promontory clients on strategic, regulatory-compliance, and risk management matters and focuses on implementing enterprisewide change to meet regulatory requirements, improve efficiencies, reduce risk and complexity, and enable growth.


Keenan has assisted an array of financial institutions — in both the public and private sectors, as well as in the U.S. and European markets — in evaluating the effectiveness of, and implementing enhancements to, their Bank Secrecy Act/anti-money-laundering programs, legal and compliance operating models, internal processes, business strategies, asset assessments, and organizational structures. He has worked in financial centers across the U.S. and Europe and has been a member of Promontory’s operations in the U.S. and Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.


  • B.A., history, Princeton University

Affiliations, Awards, and Civic Engagements

Representative Engagements

  • Reviewed the financial and real estate portfolios of a national bank for AML and fraud risks and proposed structural and organizational changes aimed at strengthening the bank’s global operations. 
  • Conducted an analysis of a U.S. interstate transportation authority’s assets, capital planning, and liability planning and assessed the board and board-committee structure with regard to governance standards and industry best practice.
  • Enhanced the risk, compliance, and AML programs of a national bank to comply with international best practices and address scrutiny from regulatory supervisors and correspondent relationships.
  • Provided strategic advice to the global head of compliance of a large, international bank and created a strategic implementation plan for the rollout of a new compliance operating model, based on the evaluation of the operating model benchmarked against industry best practice and regulatory expectations.
  • Delivered current-state process maps for over 25 complex compliance and legal processes at a large, international bank and identified opportunities to address inefficiencies, control risks, and sources of error or delay.

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