Karen Bodner


Karen Bodner is the Head of the Global Investor Relations Advisory team within the Depositary Receipts business. This team works with our clients to assess liquidity and visibility and to build relationships with the sell side, buy side and the financial media. We partner with our clients to help them more fully realize broader global market access opportunities.


Karen joined BNY Mellon in 2014, and brings over 15 years of investment banking experience to the team’s efforts, helping clients to understand and navigate the equity markets and effectively reach investors across the globe. Prior to joining BNY Mellon, Karen was the head of equity capital markets for Daiwa Capital Markets America, where she focused on helping companies maximize their cross-regional investments, market access and profile. Prior to joining Daiwa, Karen was a Director on the equity capital markets team at Citigroup, where she executed equity offerings for clients from around the globe. Karen has experience with equity transactions of all types and sizes, including US listings, privatization transactions, rule 144a and REG S issues, block trades and SPACs. She began her career at Santander Investment in New York in equity capital markets. Karen holds a Political Science from Vassar College, and is a member of the Women’s Syndicate Association and the Financial Women’s Association.