Natalie K. Abbott
Willow Tree Consultancy

In mid-2016 National Investment Services (NIS) engaged Natalie Abbott, Principal of Willow Tree Consultancy to support and add depth to our compliance and regulatory management initiatives. In February 2022, she was retained as NIS’ Chief Compliance Officer, as the former CCO retired.  Ms. Abbott has 26 years of compliance and regulatory experience.

Natalie currently serves as principal of Willow Tree Consultancy, LLC (Willow Tree) where she assists clients manage the compliance and regulatory demands facing their businesses. Prior to working with Willow Tree, Natalie held a senior role in Pine River Capital Management's legal department.  Among other things, she oversaw the day-to-day aspects of Pine River's compliance program.  From April to July 2003, Natalie worked was a law clerk for Walsten and TeSlaa.  During September to Dec of 2002, she took on a temporary CCO role at Washington Square Securities, Inc. covering during a leave of absence.  Natalie was a Compliance Officer in the Dispute Resolution Group of RBC Dain Rauscher from 2000 to 2002, and was a Regulatory/Underwriting Specialist for American Investors Group from 1996 to 2000.

Natalie received a B.A. in Psychology from Augsburg College in 1998 and a J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law in 2004.


  • Willow Tree Consultancy, LLC, 2014
  • Pine River Capital Management, 2004-2014
  • Walsten and TeSlaa, 2003
  • Washington Square Securities, Inc., 2002
  • Dispute Resolution Group of RBC Dain Rauscher, 2000-2002
  • American Investors Group, 1996-2000
  • Mitchell College of Law, J.D.
  • Augsburg College, B.A.