Parker Fitzgerald, strategic advisor and consulting partner to the world’s leading financial institutions today announces the expansion of its senior leadership team with the appointment of Alan Williams to lead its Global Financial Crime practice.
Increasing levels of scrutiny by Governments and Regulators are placing great pressure on Financial institutions to enhance their control frameworks across a range of threat domains.
Anti-Money Laundering, Sanctions and Counter-Terrorism Financing, Anti-Bribery and Corruption, and Anti-Fraud are all subject to fast-changing drivers both in terms of the Geo-Political environment and the rapid digitalisation of Financial Services. The interplay between the need to embrace a sustainable digital business model and the new and enhanced risks associated with the transformation present a complex and challenging set of issues for banks, financial institutions, their customers, suppliers and regulators.
Our Global FC practice has dedicated teams in London and New York with extensive experience in all aspects of financial crime risk management. This includes supporting clients on responding to regulatory enforcement requirements, the development of monitoring strategies, detailed transaction reviews, financial investigations, as well as the re-engineering of operating models to exploit efficiencies.
Alan has over 30 years’ banking experience and has held Financial Crime leadership roles at Credit Suisse, ABN AMRO, Barclays and, most recently, RBS where he was Global Head of Financial Crime. Alan’s experience in defining strategy and implementing market leading control solutions in tier 1 financial institutions is unrivalled. He is a respected thought leader and commentator on all matters pertaining to Financial Crime with extensive experience of engaging with government agencies, global standards setters, regulators, and law enforcement and has been an active member of several highly respected industry bodies, including the Wolfsberg Group.
Scott Vincent, CEO, Parker Fitzgerald Group, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Alan to the firm. His extensive experience in leading Financial Crime at a number of global banks compliments the great depth of experience in our current senior leadership team. Our intention is to build a world-class Financial Crime offering for clients in addition to our existing capabilities, in anticipation of the greater risk and enhanced scrutiny we expect to see driven by the digital revolution in banking and the significant geo-political change happening across the world
Alan Williams, Lead Partner, Global Financial Crime practice, said: “Parker Fitzgerald has established its position as a true market leader. I have been deeply impressed with the leadership they have shown to date, their vision for the firm and progress made over such a short timescale.
The work they do across the risk domain is frequently groundbreaking. I look forward to working with Scott and the senior leadership team to support clients in some of the most complex and challenging issues around Financial Crime.”
Andrew Moss, Chairman, Parker Fitzgerald, concludes: “I am delighted that Alan has chosen to join our team. Attracting senior professionals of Alan’s stature and standing acts as further confirmation of the firm’s position as the leading consulting brand in the risk domain. I have no doubt that Alan’s insight and experience will further propel the firm’s ambition”