Accenture Financial Services Blog

With an eye on the future, Canada’s Prudential Regulator Advances its Climate Risk Agenda

Canada has taken a significant step towards the inclusion of climate risk in its oversight of systemic risks affecting the Canadian financial system. On May 26, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI), in its capacity as Canada’s prudential regulator…

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Cryptocurrency: Emerging Compliance & Risk Trends

The accelerated adoption of digital assets in our everyday lives is creating market demand across organizations as well as increasing focus across regulatory agencies and government. In large part, this is due to cryptocurrency’s potential to destabilize and disrupt traditional financial markets…

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ESG Regulatory Newsletter: August 2022

Welcome to the North America ESG Regulatory Newsletter! The goal of this newsletter is to inform practitioners about current and upcoming ESG regulations, and to provide other information helpful to navigating the rapidly evolving ESG regulatory landscape. Trending Topics (in Collaboration with…

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The Evolution to GRC 5.0: Achieving Cognitive GRC

In our initial blog we posited that Intelligent Automation (IA) and, specifically Cognitive Artificial Intelligence (AI), will be essential in Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) programs to achieve long term success and sustainability.  This viewpoint comes from assessing pain points that…

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SEC Proposes to Enhance Disclosures on ESG Investment Practices

On May 25th, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed a number of amendments to rules and reporting procedures for investment companies and registered investment advisors. The proposed amendments are designed to promote consistent, comparable and reliable information for investors concerning…

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ESG Regulatory Newsletter: July 2022

Welcome to the North America ESG Regulatory Newsletter! The goal of this newsletter is to inform practitioners about current and upcoming ESG regulations, and to provide other information helpful to navigating the rapidly evolving ESG regulatory landscape. Trending Topics (in Collaboration with…

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Inside Job: Fighting Internal Fraud in State Benefit Programs

While external fraudsters who absconded with billions of dollars in pandemic relief have dominated headlines, less attention has been paid to employees scamming those very same programs. In the two years since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, news headlines have been…

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Wielding the Privacy Shield

The EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks were deemed adequate mechanisms to facilitate transfer of personal data when they were initiated in 2016 and 2017, respectively. The Privacy Shield provided companies on both sides of the Atlantic a mechanism with which to…

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Bringing an Elusive Target into Focus: Cultivating Anti-Fraud Culture

This is the first in a two-part series on anti-fraud culture. Fraud continues to impact companies across industries and around the globe, with bad actors constantly switching their tactics to circumvent new controls. In the case of fraud, when one door closes…

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Legal Operations—The Oft Missing Piece of the Puzzle

Corporate legal functions of the past were focused solely on providing the best legal advice possible. Today’s legal functions are required to manage greater complexity, and an increased pace of business and regulatory change. For legal functions operating at the forefront of…

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Andrew Woolf

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Benjamin Karsch

Managing Director

Nesan Govender

Managing Director – Financial Services, Talent & Organization

Sarah Kruger

Managing Director - Talent & Organization Lead for Financial Services Australia

Robert Vokes

Managing Director, Financial Services


Financial Services

Aisha Kafati

Senior Manager – Strategy & Consulting

Ambrose Shannon

Managing Director – Strategy & Consulting

Michael Weiss

Management Consulting Manager - CFO&EV Risk & Compliance

Cristian Casanova

Senior Analyst - Applied Intelligence Practice

Olivia Jones

Strategy and Consulting Manager – Digital Risk and Compliance

Ryan Barnett

CFO&EV Analyst - Accenture Strategy & Consulting

Samir Raza

Principal Director - Strategy & Consulting

Bill Beaulieu

Management Consulting Principal Director

Sarah Johnson

Consultant, CFO & Enterprise Value

Ishrat Aishee

Consulting Analyst - Accenture Strategy & Consulting

Liss Mendez

Management Consultant - Risk & Compliance

Gareth Young

Senior Principal – Strategy & Consulting

Garrett Swanberg

Senior Manager – Strategy & Consulting

Jackie Morley

Senior Principal – Strategy & Consulting

Mairi Bryan

Principal – Strategy & Consulting

Olutosin Oguntunde

Managing Director – Security

Philippe Guiral

Managing Director – Strategy & Consulting

Regulatory Compliance Team

Accenture Regulatory Compliance Team, Finance & Risk Practice

Suzanne Carlson

Director – Accenture Fraud Transformation Practice

Katie Shea

Manager – Strategy & Consulting

Shahid Ghaloo

Senior Manager – Strategy & Consulting, AML/KYC as a Service Lead

Usman Raj

Senior Manager – Strategy & Consulting

Jaye Qi

CDP Analyst – Digital Risk & Compliance

James Lilly

Management Consulting Manager – CFO and Enterprise Value practice

Amanda Gordon

Manager – Strategy & Consulting

David Woods

Managing Director – CFO & EV

Claire Guthrie

Analyst – Accenture Technology, North America

Charan Puneet Singh

Manager – Strategy and Consulting

Andrea Horton

Principal Director – Digital Risk & Compliance

Chaim Eisenbach

Senior Analyst – Accenture Strategy & Consulting, North America

Jon Narveson

Digital Risk & Compliance Leader

Bernard Leddy

Manager – CFO & EV, Risk & Compliance

Benjamin Milch

Tech Strategy Manager – Metaverse Continuum Business Group

Apoorva Jain

Senior Manager, Digital Risk & Compliance, CFO&EV, Capability Network, India

Aron Finkelstein

Management Consulting Manager – Risk & Compliance

Jessica McDermott

Principal Director

Jessica Lipman

Talent & Organization / Human Potential​

Natasha Arun Kumar

Senior Manager – Strategy & Consulting

Krina Doshi

Senior Manager – Digital Risk & Compliance, North America

Rodrigo Moretti

Management Consultant – Digital Risk & Compliance

Sol Kim

Consulting Analyst - Accenture Financial Services

Sophia Carlton

Senior Manager – Fraud & Financial Crimes

Spencer Hosack

Management Consultant - Risk & Compliance

Katerina Smith

Consultant – ESG & Climate Risk, Capital Markets

Vrushali Gaud

Managing Director – Sustainability Services

Aaron Mendelsohn

Principal Director, Risk & Compliance

Accenture Finance & Risk

Financial Services

Adam Siegel

Consultant – Strategy and Consulting

Alison Rooney

Director – Technology Strategy and Advisory

Anastasia Barnett

CFO&EV Analyst

Andrew Solow

Management Consulting Senior Manager

Aron Elston

Principal Director, Regulatory & Compliance Analytics,  Finance & Risk Practice 

Bhavna Rawlley

Senior Manager - Banking, Applied Intelligence

Charles Serocold

Management Consultant

Conor Marrinan

Strategy & Consulting Manager

David DeLeon

Financial Crime Compliance Managing Director

Deb Banerjee

Technology & Cyber Risk Lead - South Market Unit

Eleanor Pilgrim

Management Consultant, Finance & Risk Practice

Eric Jeanne

Managing Director, Finance & Risk Practice

Eric Marketoft

Management Consultant - Accenture Strategy & Consulting

Fergus Gordon

Managing Director and Banking Industry Lead, Growth Markets

Frank Strauss

Managing Director – Accenture Strategy & Consulting

Geoffroy Descamps

Managing Director – Digital Strategy

George Dodd

Senior Principal - Risk and Compliance

Giles Morant

Senior Manager, Finance & Risk Practice

Hamza Behzad

Consulting Manager, Finance & Risk Practice 

Hamdi Mohammed

Managing Director, Finance & Risk Practice, APAC

Hortense Viard

Senior Manager Strategy and Consulting CFO & EV

Iain Duke-Richardet

Principal Director, North America Regulatory & Compliance Practice, Finance and Risk

Irfan Malik

Director, Financial Services, Finance & Risk Practice 

Isaac Galena

Senior Manager, Data Advisory

Jordan Giordano

Management Consulting Manager

Jonathan Wong

Management Consulting Manager, Hong Kong

Jonathan Berger

Management Consulting Manager

John Suarez

Technology & Cyber Risk Lead – South Market Unit

John Mannino

Strategy and Consulting Manager

Katerina Smith

Strategy & Consulting Senior Analyst

Luis Morfa

Management Consulting Analyst

Mackenzie Meyer

Capital Markets Management Consultant

Mahendra Kasula

Principal Director, Corporate Banking & Innovation, South East Asia

Matt Lawrence

Security & Consulting Manager – Digital Risk & Compliance, North America

Matt Schwalm

Consultant, Applied Intelligence

Maximilian Martin

Management Consultant - CFO&EV Risk & Compliance

Michael Cheek

Managing Director – Capital Markets

Nicole Bodack

Managing Director - Capital Markets, Growth Markets

Nicholas Conlon

Director – Commercial Banking Lead, Growth Markets

Pierre Gross

Manager – Strategy & Consulting

Rob Nazara

Manager, Digital Risk & Compliance

Robert Bradley

Managing Director, Compliance as a Service Offering Lead – Accenture Operations

Sher Li Tan

Managing Director, Financial Services – Greater China

Steven Hansen

Manager – Strategy and Consulting

Tim Peterson

Management Consultant

Tim Lisko

Principle Director, Accenture Security

Victoria Shan

Senior Principal - Risk and Compliance

William Monaghan

Management Consulting Senior Principal- Accenture Strategy & Consulting

William Knapik

Management Consulting Principal Director