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.

For the first time, American Banker's Most Powerful Women in Banking celebration is open to the whole financial community.

Join us virtually October 6-8 to hear our 2020 honorees' stories and experiences.

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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