Jim Crowley Appointed to the Board of the Financial Services Institute

January 29, 2019

Jersey City, NJ — BNY Mellon’s Pershing (Pershing) today announced that Financial Services Institute (FSI) has appointed Pershing Chief Operating Officer Jim Crowley to its Board of Directors.

“Pershing was among the first firms to support the creation of FSI and we are thrilled to welcome Jim to our Board of Directors,” said FSI President & CEO Dale Brown. “Jim’s insights and connections will be instrumental in carrying forward our mission of creating a healthier regulatory environment for our members.”

FSI is the only organization that advocates solely on behalf of independent financial advisors and independent financial services firms. Since 2004, through advocacy, education and public awareness, FSI has successfully promoted a more responsible regulatory environment for more than 100 independent financial services firm members and their 160,000+ affiliated financial advisors – who comprise over 60 percent of all producing registered representatives. The organization effects change through involvement in FINRA governance as well as constructive engagement in the regulatory and legislative processes, working to create a healthier regulatory environment for FSI members so they can provide affordable, objective advice to hard-working Main Street Americans.

“I am honored to be appointed to the board of FSI,” said Crowley. “We have been a longtime advocate of FSI’s mission and we share the organization’s long-term commitment to ensuring all individuals have access to competent and affordable financial advice. I very much look forward to advancing that vision and working with FSI leadership, our industry peers, clients and regulators to create an environment where our industry can continue to thrive.”

As COO of Pershing, Crowley ensures that Pershing has the operational controls, reporting procedures, systems and talent in place to support its business. Prior to assuming the role of COO, Crowley served as Pershing’s chief relationship officer, working side-by-side with clients to help them build sustainable and profitable businesses, service their clients more effectively and deliver an exceptional end-to-end experience.

Crowley previously served on the Securities Industry Institute® Board of Trustees, where he held the role of chairman between 2007 and 2009, and has been a member of the organization since 1988. He is a frequent speaker at client and industry events on business trends and strategy and has been recognized within Pershing for his outstanding leadership.

About BNY Mellon's Pershing

BNY Mellon’s Pershing is a leading provider of clearing and custody services. We are uniquely positioned to help complex financial services firms transform their businesses, drive growth, maximize efficiency, and manage risk and regulation.

Wealth management and institutional firms outsource to us for trading and settlement services, investment solutions, bank and brokerage custody, middle and back office support, data insights, and business consulting.

Pershing brings together high-touch service, an open digital platform and the BNY Mellon enterprise to deliver a differentiated experience for every client.

Pershing LLC (member FINRA, NYSE, SIPC) is a BNY Mellon company. With offices around the world, Pershing has over $2 trillion in assets and millions of investor accounts. Pershing affiliates include Albridge Solutions, Inc. and Lockwood Advisors, Inc., an investment adviser registered in the United States under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. Additional information is available on pershing.com, or follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter @Pershing.

About BNY Mellon

BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment and wealth management and investment services in 35 countries. As of June 30, 2021, BNY Mellon had $45.0 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration, and $2.3 trillion in assets under management. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK).Additional information is available on www.bnymellon.com. Follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon or visit our newsroom at www.bnymellon.com/newsroom for the latest company news.