Michael Reystone

Michael Reystone

Partner, National Financial Crime Practice Leader, PwC Canada

Michael is PwC Canada’s National Financial Crime Practice Leader. He has nearly two decades of global experience leading large scale financial crime transformations, and leads PwC Canada’s near shore financial crime Acceleration Center. He has assisted clients in Canada, the US, Asia and Europe on topics such as regulatory response, program review and design, remediation and ongoing operational support in the domains of Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Know Your Client (KYC), Fraud, Surveillance, Sanctions and Anti-Bribery and Corruption.

Michael specializes in providing services for the mitigation of financial crime through the application of process, people and technology excellence. This includes the application of his wealth of knowledge in industry leading practices as well as the interpretation of regulatory expectations across multiple jurisdictions. Michael has led several large scale periodic reviews and remediations, including for global institutions operating under deferred prosecution agreements due to gaps in onboarding, periodic review and monitoring of client AML/KYC and transaction monitoring data. He also has specialized knowledge in capital market client regulatory lifecycle management, successfully running large scale client service teams in a business as usual setting across correspondent banking, trade finance and core capital markets business units. 

Michael has also assisted several organizations in the end to end transformation of their financial crime programs in response to regulatory, board or management requests. He has led the delivery of multiple regulatory response programs and operating model re-designs, as well as the associated change management initiatives associated with those engagements. 

Contact details

Tel: +1 416 869 2349



  • Anti-Money Laundering
  • Fraud
  • Surveillance
  • Sanctions
  • Anti-Bribery and Corruption
  • Compliance
  • Operational Risk
  • Operations
  • Controls
Follow PwC Canada