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PwC's Financial Crimes Unit

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Mitigating financial crime risks

Preventing and detecting financial crime is rapidly becoming one of the greatest challenges for financial institutions—impacting not just monetary losses, but reputation, brand, culture, relationships, and regulatory censure. Our integrated approach to mitigating financial crime risks doesn’t just protect your organization, but also unlocks the confidence required to keep boldly moving it forward.

Our Financial Crimes Unit brings together the full breadth of PwC’s technology, regulatory, and investigative experience with the work of over 2,000 global financial crimes professionals in cybersecurity, anti-money laundering, sanctions, fraud, and anti-bribery/anti-corruption to create an adaptive, comprehensive approach that reflects that of major financial institutions and government agencies. With systems secure, technology future-proof, and operations compliant, you’ll find a path forward where all else are hindered by obstacles.

Become a digital crime fighter

Prevent and detect financial crime through enterprise risk assessments, automated bots, intelligence models and customer insight apps.

Ready Assess, a DCF Product

Consolidate the disparate parts of an assessment into one place—making the process visual, interactive, trackable and actionable from set-up through analysis.

Financial crime solutions

PwC’s financial crimes solutions are organized to effectively and efficiently help our clients combat and prevent financial crimes.

Cybersecurity and privacy

Cyber-related incidents represent a growing threat to the reputation and economic stability of financial institutions. At PwC, we understand the importance of mitigating cyber risks, and we can help you craft an integrated risk management program that provides a high level of cyber resiliency.

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Anti-money laundering (AML) and sanctions

Financial institutions are increasingly seeking to build integrated AML and sanctions programs. PwC’s professionals can help by performing money-laundering vulnerability assessments, compliance program evaluations, and gap analyses. We recommend approaches for reducing risk, enhancing overall risk management, and implementing operational solutions.

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Fraud

Fraudsters are constantly adapting their schemes to make detection by traditional fraud models more difficult. Meanwhile, regulators expect financial institutions to improve their fraud management programs. PwC can help by providing services that go beyond core compliance programs, internal controls, and traditional risk management. We offer a sophisticated, flexible approach that reflects your culture, needs, and issues, and that addresses connections with related areas of financial crime.

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Anti-bribery and corruption

Proliferating global business opportunities have raised the risk of international corruption. Governments around the world are taking this risk seriously, as measures such as the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the UK Bribery Act demonstrate. Regulators are investigating public and private corruption to promote fair and transparent business practices. At PwC, we understand that clients need to stay ahead of the curve to conform to international expectations while continuing their global expansion.

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Financial Crimes Fusion Centers

During the pandemic, Fusion Centers adapted quickly from physical, onsite operations to remote and virtual environments. In coming months, the big challenge is the evolution into the next generation of hybrid Fusion Centers, against a backdrop of an even more challenging macro, business, and risk environment. New ways of working and technologies can make a hybrid model just as successful as—or even better than—the 100% onsite model.

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Vikas Agarwal

Vikas Agarwal

Financial Crimes Unit Leader, PwC US

Vasilios Chrisos

Vasilios Chrisos

Financial Crimes Unit Regulatory and AML Leader, PwC US

Devesh Desai

Devesh Desai

Partner, Financial Crime Managed Services, PwC US

Nirupama Suryanarayanan

Nirupama Suryanarayanan

Financial Crimes Unit Technology and Analytics Leader, PwC US

Graham O'Connell

Graham O'Connell

Financial Crimes Unit Anti-Bribery and Corruption Leader, PwC US

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