Nichole Ake


SVP Sr Group BSA AML Mgr

BBVA Securities Inc.


Nichole Ake serves as the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Compliance Officer of BBVA Securities Inc., overseeing the institutional, domestic and international lines of business.

As SVP, Ake is responsible for leading the implementation and oversight of the AML program as well as ensuring regulatory requirements are maintained. She is also responsible for managing the development of risk assessments, technology initiatives and enhancements.

She began her BBVA career in August 2014. She is the Executive Sponsor of the Houston Volunteer Chapter, Connector in LeaderLink, BBVA Momentum mentor, and serves on the executive committee of Business Resource Group- Women in Leadership. Prior to joining BBVA, Ake worked in a variety of roles, such as Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Operating Officer, and AML Compliance Officer. She has worked for large international firms, small regional firms and start-up venture. She is a FINRA arbitrator and a member of the SIFMA AML committee.

She is a Board member of the Texas Wall Street Women and chairs the Houston Education Committee where she was highlighted as “a Decade of Phenomenal Women”. She recently joined boards of The Women’s Resource as well as Debakey High School for Health Professionals. She is a past President of Dallas Security Traders Association and past co-Chair & Vice Chair of national Security Traders Association Compliance committee.


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