Hugo is a seasoned campaigner in the banking industry, having spent the last 10 years of his 30+ year career within the financial crime prevention space. He has worked for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan and Commerzbank in a variety of roles including Global Financial Crimes Compliance, Foreign Correspondent Bank Remediation and KYC Advisory.
Prior to this he spent over 23 years with Barclays UK working primarily in their front office, fulfilling numerous Relationship Manager roles, most notably in Premier Banking, Commercial Banking and International Wealth Management. He has experience of working with UK and US regulators and could be called a poacher turned gamekeeper given his move from sales to the middle office.
In the summer of 2019, he was appointed Director of Anti-Financial Crime Solutions at RDC who were acquired by Moody’s in January 2020. He splits his time evenly between thought leadership, providing an internal point of compliance reference and developing relationships with existing and prospective clients with a view to providing maximum screening effectiveness and efficiency. He is a Certified Financial Crime Specialist (ACFCS) with a particular interest in politically exposed persons (PEPs) and adverse media.
Financial Crime Compliance Industry Practice Lead