The Most Powerful Women in Finance

The 2020 honorees presented here are ordered differently than in past years. In this unprecedented year, we took an unprecedented — and temporary — break from our traditional ranking. Below are this year's Most Powerful Women in Finance grouped according to their roles and listed alphabetically within those categories.

Many of the women in this year's list are familiar to American Banker readers. Eighteen of the 25 were among our Most Powerful Women in Finance last year, including J.P. Morgan's Mary Callahan Erdoes, Fidelity Investmemts' Abigail Johnson and Synchrony Financial's Margaret Keane. Most continue to lead in the roles they had a year ago, but several, including J.P. Morgan's Liz Myers and UBS's Suni Harford, have been promoted to new roles (Harford is now the president at UBS Asset Management, the first woman to hold that title in the Swiss banking giant's history).

There are seven new to this year's list as well, including two, Maria Hackley and Ida Liu, from Citigroup. Rounding out the newcomers are State Sreet's Nadine Chakar, Morgan Stanley's Shelley O'Connor, BNY Mellon's Emily Portney, Square's Jackie Reses and Bank of America's Elif Bilgi Zapparoli. Scroll through to see the complete ranking of the 25 Most Powerful Women in Finance for 2020.

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Mary Callahan Erdoes

CEO, Asset and Wealth Management
J.P. Morgan

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Suni Harford

President
UBS Asset Management

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Yie-Hsin Hung

CEO
New York Life Investment Management

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Abigail Johnson

Chairman and CEO
Fidelity Investments

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Gunjan Kedia

Vice Chairman, Wealth Management and Investment Services
U.S. Bancorp

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Michelle Seitz

Chairman and CEO
Russell Investments

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Katy Knox

President
Bank of America Private Bank

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Ida Liu

Head of Citi Private Bank, North America
Citigroup

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Shelley O'Connor

Shelley O'Connor
Chairman and CEO
Morgan Stanley Private Bank and Morgan Stanley Bank

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Margaret Keane

CEO
Synchrony Financial

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Diane Offereins

President, Payment Services
Discover Financial Services

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Candace Browning

Head of BofA Global Research
BofA Securities

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Joyce Chang

Chair, Global Research
J.P. Morgan

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Katia Bouazza

Vice Chairman, Capital Markets, Americas
HSBC

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Claudine Gallagher

Chief Conduct and Control Officer, Corporate and Institutional Banking
BNP Paribas

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Maria Hackley

Global Head, Industrials
Citigroup

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Elinor Hoover

Global Co-Head, Consumer Products
Citigroup

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Charlotte McLaughlin

President and CEO
PNC Capital Markets

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Julie Monaco

Global Head, Public Sector Coverage
Citigroup

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Liz Myers

Global Chairman, Equity Capital Markets
J.P. Morgan

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Elif Bilgi Zapparoli

Co-Head of Global Capital Markets
BofA Securities

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Nadine Chakar

Head of State Street Global Markets
State Street

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Teresa Heitsenrether

Global Head of Securities Services
J.P. Morgan

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Emily Portney

Chief Financial Officer
BNY Mellon

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Jackie Reses

Head of Square Capital
Square

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