Fighting financial crime
We are a financial crime consultancy focused on working with major international banking organisations to address their financial crime risk in today’s highly regulated environment. A major part of our business has focused on financial crime compliance in anti-money laundering, economic sanctions and anti-bribery & corruption.
We deliver work across all three Lines of Defence as well as working with business operations. Typical engagements would include testing financial crime controls, looking back at failures in financial crime controls and delivering uplifts to the financial crime control environments.
Often successful projects will involve a significant technology component. We develop bespoke tools and applications for our clients as well as offering a number of 'off-the-shelf' products.
We have designed, built and operated business-as-usual processes on an interim basis, including analytics databases, financial crime risk assessments and voluntary self-disclosure processes. In those cases, we designed the target operating model for the run-the-bank processes, transferred knowledge to the bank’s teams and handed the operations on to the client.
Our senior management team
We have 25+ years’ experience in the financial services industry. In that time we have gained a thorough working knowledge of the both UK and international regulations as it applies to financial crime risk and compliance.
We are based in Canary Wharf, London. We work in all jurisdictions across the globe including New York, Hong Kong, UAE and South Asia.
Elizabeth Travis, Prof.PgDip (FCC)
Elizabeth specialises in all aspects of financial crime policy design and implementation along with their application to the first, second and third lines of defence. She has a financial crime and IT audit background. Elizabeth is a Fellow of the International Compliance Association.
Working with your teams
Defining and implementing the right financial crime risk appetite is of paramount importance. Since 2007, we have worked closely with both small institutions and large multi-national organisations across their departmental teams including:
FCC Line 1
Customer Sanctions Screening
Payment Sanctions Screening
Customer ABC Screening
FCC Line 3
FCC Line 2
Monitoring & Testing
Policy & Standards
Our particular strength is making effective use of data and technology to address the challenges you face operating in today’s changing and often, highly regulated, environment.
We conduct deep forensic reviews into global data systems allowing you to demonstrate your compliance, or to identify and close gaps in your controls environment.