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Yssan Phillips

Compliance Associate

Yssan joined KraneShares as a Compliance Associate in April 2021. She will assist in administering the Krane compliance program and ensuring its adequacy and effectiveness.

Prior to joining KraneShares, Yssan worked as Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Newark Law Department where she was responsible for providing legal advice to the Mayor, department directors, Municipal Council, and city employees. Her responsibilities included drafting and reviewing numerous Ordinances, Executive Orders, contracts, grant agreements, license agreements, bids, and RFPs for services for Newark residents.

She has also been engaged in various compliance projects for major financial institutions including BNP Paribas and Deutsche Bank. These projects involved performing ongoing customer due diligence including maintenance and updating of AML and KYC records for prospective and existing clients, and critically evaluating high-risk transactions to protect financial institutions from legal, regulatory, and reputational risks with regard to business involving sanctioned entities and/ or countries.

Yssan previously studied and lived in Japan for three years where she worked as an English teacher. She received her B.A. from the University of Florida with a double major in Political Science in Eastern Asian Studies. She subsequently received her J.D. from Temple Beasley School of Law.